Today is the deadline for Google and its partners in the Google Book Search settlement to submit a new version of the settlement that satisfies the recent concerns laid out by the US Justice Department and others.
But instead, as the New York Times reports, they’ve asked federal judge Denny Chin for an extension until this Friday, Nov. 13.
In their extension request, Google and the settlement parties say they met with the DOJ as recently as this past Friday, Nov. 6. Assuming the request is granted, and the revised settlement is filed by Friday, it’s possible a final hearing could still happen in late December or early January, as originally expected.
For background on the legal issues involving the lawsuit and settlement, see our Google Book Search archives.