Friday, May 27, 2011

More Questions But No More Answers about the Pending Lists Class Action - Next Hearing on May 30, 2011

After some adjournments, the settlement approval hearing is currently scheduled to be heard on Monday, May 30, 2011. I've written about it length before here and here and here.

There are still lots of questions but no more answers - at least not for the public, which includes potential class members.

This is no doubt the largest copyright class action in Canada - and on its face is worth about the same in its payout to copyright owners (before expected substantial deductions) as the Google Books proposed settlement, recent shot down decisively by Judge Denny Chin in the SDNY. I recently spoke about the Google case at Fordham and wrote about in WireReport.

Class action counsel has politely informed me on March 26, 2011 that:
There is no further publicly filed documentation which can be provided to you.  Any further documentation will be posted on our website.
As of today, there are no new documents on that website.

The settlement approval hearing is due to take place at 2:00 PM on Monday, May 30, 2011 at Osgoode Hall, Toronto (Queen and Bay). For those in Toronto, it may be worth attending and I'd be interested in any reports.


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