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Stephen Fry to judge Literary Platform comp

The Bookseller – 2012-01-10

TV presenter Stephen Fry is to judge an international competition, launched by literature and...

'Downton Abbey''s Stevens to judge Man Booker

The Bookseller – 2011-12-12

In a move likely to inflame critics of the Man Booker prize judging process, actor Dan Stevens...

Judge praises "readability" of Dylan Thomas shortlist

The Bookseller – 2011-10-19

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Thu, 20/10/2011 - 08:00 Téa Obreht’s Orange Prize-winning novel The Tiger’s Wife (Orion) is one of three debut novels on the University of Wales Dylan...

Bragg to judge Sunday Times short story prize

The Bookseller – 2011-09-26

Publication Date: Mon, 26/09/2011 - 11:59 Broadcaster and author Melvyn Bragg is to join the judging panel for the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award for a second year in a row. Bragg...

Judge Sets Schedule in Case Over Google’s Digital Library

The New York Times – 2011-09-16

The publishers hinted they might be close to a deal with Google, while the authors said they wanted to continue negotiations. The judge was exasperated at the pace of talks.

Judge extends time for Google digital books talks

Reuters – 2011-09-15

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc and authors and publishers groups have about nine more months to untangle their six-year-old legal dispute over plans to create the world's largest digital library, a...

Judge and jury

Salon.com – 2011-07-25

There was a time early in his career when book critic Lev Grossman loved nothing more than a good old-fashioned hatchet job.

Borders liquidation approved by bankruptcy judge

Reuters – 2011-07-22

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Borders Group Inc , won bankruptcy court approval on Thursday to liquidate its 40-year-old business, effectively spelling the end for the second-largest U.S. book retailer.

GBS judge sets a September deadline for agreement

The Bookseller – 2011-07-20

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 20/07/2011 - 09:05 Google, authors and publishers have been given a 15th September deadline to come up with a legal plan for the Google Settlement....

Frustrated judge pushes Google digital book deal

Reuters – 2011-07-19

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Manhattan federal judge set a September 15 deadline for Google Inc, authors and publishers to come up with a legal plan to create the world's largest digital library,...

NY judge hearing Google book case grows impatient

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-07-19

(07-19) 08:43 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) -- A New York judge has tried to pressure Google and the book industry into deciding whether they can reach an agreement in negotiations to establish a massive online...

Judge okays Borders auction, liquidators open bid

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-07-15

(07-14) 12:03 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) -- Borders Group, the nation's second largest book store chain that once operated over 1,000 stores, appears headed for liquidation after a judge on Thursday approved...

Booker judge quits over Philip Roth selection

CBC – 2011-05-21

Carmen Callil, founder of the feminist publisher Virago, has withdrawn from the Man Booker International Prize jury over the decision to honour U.S. writer Philip Roth.

Booker judge quits over prize for 'suffocating' Philip Roth

The Independent – 2011-05-19

The Man Booker International Prize, which recognises an author's overall contribution to literature, is one of novel-writing's most prestigious prizes.

Man Booker judge resigns in protest over Roth win

Reuters – 2011-05-19

LONDON, May 19 (Reuters Life!) - Feminist author and publisher Carmen Callil resigned from the International Man Booker Prize judging panel in protest after it was awarded to U.S. author Philip Roth.

Judge Takes Dim View of Righthaven

AdWeek – 2011-05-03

A newspaper publisher’s copyright attack dog got a swat on the nose last week. Righthaven LLC has filed over 250 infringement lawsuits in Nevada, Colorado, and California on behalf of Las Vegas...

Judge Clears Bonuses at Borders

The Wall Street Journal – 2011-04-23

A bankruptcy judge signed off on more than $6 million in bonuses at Borders after the bookseller stiffened payment provisions.

Judge okays Borders plan to pay $6.6M in bonuses

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-04-23

(04-22) 13:08 PDT New York (AP) -- A lawyer for bookseller Borders Group Inc. says a judge has approved paying executives up to $6.6 million in bonuses as the company works to reorganize under...

Judge echoes Google critics in digital book ruling

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-03-24

(03-23) 16:33 PDT San Francisco, CA (AP) -- As Google Inc. evolved from being an endearing startup to an Internet empire, the company has become used to critics depicting it as a copyright scofflaw...

Judge throws out revised Google Book Settlement

The Bookseller – 2011-03-23

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Tue, 22/03/2011 - 19:52 A New York judge has ruled that the revised Google Book Settlement is not "fair, adequate, and reasonable" and has denied final...

Federal judge rejects Google books deal as going 'too far'

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-03-23

A federal judge has rejected a proposed settlement that would have allowed Google to proceed with its controversial plans to digitize the world's books.

Google’s $125 Million Digital Library Accord Rejected by Judge

BusinessWeek – 2011-03-23

A U.S. judge rejected Google Inc.’s $125 million settlement with publishers and authors, saying the deal to create the world’s biggest digital book library would be unfair to authors.

US judge writes unhappy ending for Google's online library plans

Guardian – 2011-03-23

Some authors had complained they had not given permission for books to be scanned and made available onlineGoogle's controversial plans to create the world's biggest online library have been shelved...

NYC judge calls off plans for Google library

San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-03-23

(03-22) 16:04 PDT New York (AP) -- A judge rejected a deal between Google and the book industry Tuesday that would have put millions of volumes online, citing anti-trust concerns while acknowledging...

Judge Rejects Google’s Deal to Digitize Books

The New York Times – 2011-03-23

A decision against a class-action settlement threw Google’s plans into limbo and undid years of negotiation.

US judge dismisses JK Rowling plagiarism claim

The Independent – 2011-01-07

An American judge has dismissed a case alleging that Harry Potter author JK Rowling copied her ideas from another writer.

US judge dismisses Willy the Wizard case

The Bookseller – 2011-01-07

A lawsuit accusing J K Rowling of...

Judge Rules Against Anderson News, Throws Out Antitrust Lawsuit

Folio Mag – 2010-08-03

A Manhattan-based Federal Judge has thrown out an antitrust lawsuit against magazine publishers brought by shuttered wholesale magazine distributor Anderson News that alleged a conspiracy to drive...

Judge OKs sale of Ohio-based newspaper chain Brown

AP – 2010-07-29

AP - A federal bankruptcy court on Thursday approved the $26 million sale of Ohio-based newspaper chain Brown Publishing Co. to a group of company insiders led by current President and Chief...

Judge Sues 'Plain Dealer' Over Privacy Policy 'Conspiracy'

Editor And Publisher – 2010-04-08

Cuyahoga County Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold has sued The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, claiming the paper violated a Web site privacy policy in late March by revealing that a series of online...

Judge tosses lawsuit against Marvel, Stan Lee

Reuters – 2010-04-05

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Manhattan federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Marvel Entertainment Inc and comic book creator Stan Lee over the ownership of famous characters including Spider-Man,...

Louisiana Prison Can't Ban 'Final Call' Newspaper, U.S. Judge Rules

Editor And Publisher – 2010-04-01

A Louisiana state prison cannot censor or restrict an inmate's access to copies of The Final Call newspaper published by the Nation of Islam, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Make Tribune Co. Stop Paying Banks, Bondholders Ask Bankruptcy Judge

Editor And Publisher – 2010-03-26

A group of bondholders on Friday asked the judge presiding over the Tribune Co.'s Chapter 11 case to reject payments made to lenders who financed the company's 2007 leveraged buyout to cover their...

Judge approves sale of Daytona Beach News-Journal

AP via Yahoo! News – 2010-03-24

Despite being worth $300 million in 2006, a federal judge approved the sale of the Daytona Beach News-Journal for $20 million.

Judge OKs Denver Post's publisher bankruptcy exit

Reuters – 2010-03-04

Reuters - A federal judge has approved Affiliated Media Inc's bankruptcy reorganization plan, clearing the way for the publisher of the Denver Post and San Jose Mercury News to emerge from Chapter...

Judge puts off ruling on Google's proposed digital book settlement

Washington Post – 2010-02-19

NEW YORK -- Google confronted a barrage of criticism from opponents of its proposed digital book settlement Thursday as the Internet search giant tried to persuade a federal judge to approve a deal...

No ruling from judge on Google book case

AFP via Yahoo! News – 2010-02-19

Google and opponents and supporters of its digital book project have sparred in court as the judge hearing the case pressed the Internet titan about its plan to offer millions of books online.

Judge Drops Contempt Charge After Dodge City Reporter Testifies in Murder Inquisition

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-15

A Kansas judge has rescinded a contempt citation and fine for a newspaper reporter after the journalist testified in a closed inquisition -- the equivalent of a grand jury -- about her jailhouse...

Judge Deals Setback for Philadelplhia Newspapers Management in Bankruptcy Motion

Editor And Publisher – 2010-02-05

Lawyers for Philadelphia Newspapers LLC are appealing a judge's refusal to order the company's largest creditors to detail the value and amount of the debt each owns.

Bankruptcy Judge Approves Bonus Payments for Tribune Executives

New York Times – 2010-01-28

A union and the bankruptcy trustee questioned a $45.6 million incentive program for top executives and managers after thousands of layoffs.

Dallas Judge in Hot Water Over His Newspaper Column

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-18

The top judge in Dallas' municipal court system is receiving criticism for writing that "black folks have been cleaning up white folks' messes for hundreds of years" in his column in a weekly...

Journal Register Co. Can Pay Part of its Newsprint Bill, Judge Says

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-17

A bankruptcy court judge says newspaper publisher Journal Register Co. can pay part of a $2.7 million newsprint bill that will allow it to keep printing.

'Reno Gazette-Journal' Appeals Judge's Ruling On Governor's E-mails

Editor And Publisher – 2009-03-02

The Reno Gazette-Journal is appealing a judge's decision to deny public access to nearly 100 e-mails sent by Gov. Jim Gibbons from his state account.

Judge Orders Government Release of Spitzer Wiretap Documents

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-20

The government must release sealed documents that could reveal new details about the origins and scope of the prostitution investigation that brought down former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, a judge...

'Star Tribune' Asks Judge to Cancel Contract With Printer's Union

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-20

The Star Tribune is asking a bankruptcy judge to cancel its contract with its 116-member printer's union and impose new terms that would save the struggling newspaper $3.5 million a year.

Pennsylvania Paper Claims $3.5 Million Defamation Award Fixed by Judge

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-19

A Pennsylvania newspaper says a $3.5 million defamation award against it was fixed by a corrupt judge with connections to a reputed mobster at the heart of the case.

Home Run for Media: Judge Unseals Barry Bonds Evidence

Editor And Publisher – 2009-02-04

Steroid rage.

Judge rules against Georgia magazine company

San Jose Mercury News – 2009-01-06

California consumers may be able to get their money back from a Georgia-based magazine subscription service under a San Mateo County Superior Court judge's order signed Friday. The order by Judge...

X Factor judge Cheryl Cole threatens to sue Heat magazine

Guardian Unlimited – 2008-12-16

Cheryl Cole has threatened legal action against Heat magazine over its cover story this week. Cole's legal representatives have written to Heat editor Julian Lindley today claiming allegations...

NY judge tentatively OKs Google copyright deal

San Francisco Chronicle – 2008-11-18

A judge has tentatively approved a settlement of lawsuits between Google and book authors and publishers that may put millions of out-of-print texts online. The settlement was announced by Google...

A book you can judge by its cover

Toronto Star – 2008-10-26

As author and illustrator of this genre-bending book, Lynda Barry ought to know. But the best she can do is describe her latest book as "my crazy little dropped plate of spaghetti."

Judge dismisses libel suit against author John Grisham

New York Daily News – 2008-09-18

A federal judge has dismissed a libel lawsuit filed against best-selling author John Grisham and two other writers over books they wrote about the wrongful conviction of two men in a 1982 murder.

Saudi judge calls for murder of satellite channel owners

Guardian – 2008-09-12

Sheik Saleh al-Lihedan says owners of networks that broadcast 'bad programmes' during Ramadan can be killed

Egyptian Judge Sentences Exiled Dissident to Prison for Writings in 'Foreign Press'

Washington Post – 2008-08-25

Comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by...

Judge Who Won Libel Suit vs. 'Boston Herald' Agrees to Step Down

Editor And Publisher – 2008-08-21

A judge who won a $2 million libel award from the Boston Herald, then sent threatening letters to its publisher, will step down from the bench, a court said Wednesday.

Judge reverses ruling on Steinbeck publishing rights

The Globe Gazette – 2008-08-14

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday reversed a ruling that awarded one of John Steinbeck's sons and a granddaughter publishing rights to 10 of the author's early works, including...

Judge: Steinbeck's Heirs Cannot Publish Works

WCBS-TV New York – 2008-08-13

A federal appeals court has reversed a ruling that awarded John Steinbeck's son and granddaughter publishing rights to 10 of the author's early works, including "The Grapes of Wrath."

Scots boy must give up Narnia website: U.N. judge

Reuters – 2008-07-24

GENEVA (Reuters) - A Scottish schoolboy must surrender a Web address tied to the Narnia fantasy world, which his father said was a birthday present, after a ruling by a United Nations arbitrator, an...

Judge Tosses Gary Condit Slander Suit Against Author

Fox News – 2008-07-08

A federal judge has dismissed a slander lawsuit filed by former California congressman Gary Condit against author Dominick Dunne.

Indiana Judge Dismisses Store Registration Law

Publishers Wekly – 2007-02-08

The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression took a victory yesterday when a federal judge dismissed an Indiana law requiring retailers to register "sexually explicit" material with the...

Judge backs Facebook deal in suit over origins

Reuters – 2008-06-26

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of cash and stock to settle a long- running legal battle over whether founder Mark Zuckerberg stole ideas for the site from...

Judge asks Google: what does obscene mean?

Times Online – 2008-06-24

A new and unexpected legal application has been found for Google: helping judges determine the meaning of the word obscene.

Raisin, Roberts and Joseph to judge BBC prize

The Bookseller – 2012-02-17

Authors Ross Raisin, Michele Roberts and Anjali Joseph will take their place alongside BBC London...

Nigeria: Never Judge a Book By Its Cover - Njamah

allAfrica – 2012-03-12

[Leadership] Empress Njamah is not only your kind of girl; she is also a talented actress that has been in the industry for years. But like all celebrities, she has...

Matthews to judge Dylan Thomas Prize

The Bookseller – 2012-03-13

DJ and ex-Catatonia frontwoman Cerys Matthews is to join the judging panel of the 2012 University...

Judge sets new deadline in Jewish Times bankruptcy

Baltimore Sun – 2012-03-15

Publisher, creditor have until Friday morning to file reorganization planThe publisher of the Baltimore Jewish Times and its key creditor have been given until Friday morning to file a plan to get...

Judge approves sale of Jewish Times publisher

Baltimore Sun – 2012-04-06

The sale could close Friday, ending 93 years of family ownershipThe buyers of the Baltimore Jewish Times' publisher were prepared to close the $1.26 million purchase of the company Friday after a...

Judge Dismisses Libel Suit Filed Against Times Publishing by Jeff Greene

Editor & Publisher – 2012-04-25

Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene's libel suit against Times Publishing Co., publisher of the Tampa Bay Times, was dismissed by a judge on Monday. Greene, who lost the 2010 Democratic primary...

Judge dismisses lawsuit against 'Three Cups' author

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-04-30

HELENA, Mont. -- A federal judge in Montana has dismissed a civil lawsuit alleging fraud and racketeering by "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson, his publisher and his charity.

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Greg Mortenson

Hindustan Times – 2012-05-01

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a civil lawsuit against author Greg Mortenson, calling claims “flimsy and speculative” that ...

Federal judge throws out civil suit against 'Three Cups of Tea' author Greg Mortenson

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-05-02

Mortenson said in his first public statement in over a year that he was 'subjected to false allegations, vicious name-calling and slander.'

Judge quashes Surrey Council library move

The Bookseller – 2012-05-03

Surrey County Council's decision to remove paid staff from 10 of its libraries has been...

Google asks judge for library suit to be dismissed

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-05-04

The Authors Guild says Google doesn't have permission to reproduce portions of books for their digital library.

Consumers' lawsuit against Apple, e-book publishers withstands judge's scrutiny, proceeds

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-05-16

Apple and five major book publishers have failed to persuade a U.S. judge to throw out a lawsuit by consumers accusing them of conspiring to raise electronic book prices two years ago.

Judge Allows Class-Action Lawsuit on E-Book Pricing to Go Ahead

Editor & Publisher – 2012-05-16

A federal judge on Tuesday denied Apple and several major book publishers’ motions to dismiss a class-action lawsuit that accuses the companies of conspiring to control the price of...

E-book collusion case 'plausible', says judge

The Bookseller – 2012-05-17

A US district judge has denied a motion to dismiss the civil suits filed against five publishers...

Breaking: Judge gives OK to authors, photographers to sue Google over book scanning

GigaOM – 2012-06-01

In a major development in the long-running case over Google's unauthorized book-scanning, a federal judge ruled today that groups representing authors and photographers could go forward with a class...

U.S. judge sets 2013 trial date for Apple e-book lawsuit

Reuters – 2012-06-23

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Friday set a 2013 trial date for a lawsuit from the U.S. government accusing Apple and book publishers of conspiring to fix the prices of electronic books.

Judge sets trial date for Apple e-book lawsuit

Stuff – 2012-06-25

A US judge on Friday set a 2013 trial date for a lawsuit from the US government accusing Apple and book publishers of conspiring to fix the prices of electronic books.

Over Apple's objections, judge OKs settlement in e-book case

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-09-07

A federal judge has approved the U.S. Justice Department's settlement with a trio of electronic book publishers accused of conspiring in a price-fixing scheme orchestrated by the late Steve Jobs.

Judge approves U.S. settlement with publishers over e-books

Reuters – 2012-09-07

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A judge approved on Thursday a Justice Department settlement with three publishers accused of conspiring with Apple Inc and other publishers to push up the prices of electronic...

Judge Approves E-book Price-fixing Settlement

PC World – 2012-09-07

A judge has approved an e-book price-fixing settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and three book publishers.

Judge approves DOJ settlement in e-book case

Boston.com – 2012-09-07

A federal judge has approved the U.S. Justice Department's settlement with a trio of electronic book publishers accused of conspiring in a price-fixing scheme orchestrated by the late Steve Jobs.

Judge Approves Settlement in E-Book Pricing Case

AllThingsD – 2012-09-07

In a move that could reshape the publishing industry, a federal judge has approved a settlement with three of the nation's largest book publishers over alleged collusion in the pricing of e-books.

Judge approves settlement for Hachette, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins in e-book lawsuit

Engadget – 2012-09-07

It's a big day in the world of e-books, and not just for the crew at Amazon. Today, Judge Denise Cote approved settlement terms for three of the publishers accused by the Justice Department of price...

Judge approves US settlement over e-books

Stuff – 2012-09-07

A judge approved on Thursday a Justice Department settlement with three publishers accused of conspiring with Apple Inc and other publishers to push up the prices of electronic books.

Judge approves publishers' settlement over e-books

The Bookseller – 2012-09-07

A judge has approved the settlement in the US of three publishers accused of conspiring to fix...

Ebook case: more poetry and no refund for the judge

GigaOM – 2012-09-14

A lawyer in the high profile case over ebook price fixing is hoping a line of poetry will persuade a judge to stop the proceedings. Meanwhile, the judge said she will not collect a price-fixing...

Books bloggers are harming literature, warns Booker prize head judge

Guardian – 2012-09-25

Peter Stothard, chair of this year's Booker prize judges, says the mass of online opinion about books could kill off literary criticismThe chair of this year's Man Booker prize judges has warned that...

Caitlin Moran to judge Blue Peter prize

The Bookseller – 2012-10-12

How to Be A Woman author Caitlin Moran is to join the judging panel for the 2013 Blue Peter Book...

South African poet Breyten Breytenbach to judge Griffin Prize

CBC – 2012-11-08

South African writer, painter and human rights activist Breyten Breytenbach has been tapped as one of three judges for the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize.

Judge sides with company on contraceptive coverage

Boston.com – 2012-11-17

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday temporarily prevented the Obama administration from forcing a Christian publishing company to provide its employees with certain contraceptives under the...

Judge rules Apple CEO Tim Cook must testify in ebook antitrust case

GigaOM – 2013-03-13

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Apple CEO Tim Cook must testify in the Department of Justice's lawsuit against Apple for conspiring to fix ebook prices, citing Steve Jobs' death as a key factor...

NYC judge OKs sale Journal Register Co. assets

Boston.com – 2013-03-23

NEW YORK (AP) — A bankruptcy judge says newspaper publisher Journal Register Co. can sell its assets to an affiliate of its current owner.

Heartbreak for Harlequin authors as judge tosses e-book case

GigaOM – 2013-04-04

A new court decision reflects the ongoing difficulties in deciding how old book contracts should address the issue of ebook royalties. In the ruling, a federal judge dismissed a class action brought...

Judge Deals ‘Used’ E-book Market a Setback

Publishers Weekly – 2013-04-05

Publishers breathed a sigh of relief last week as federal judge Richard Sullivan dealt a setback to any potential resale market for digital books. In a forceful ruling in Capitol Records v. ReDigi,...

Booksellers judge 'Great Gatsby' by its cover

SacBee – 2013-04-26

"The Great Gatsby" has united generations of American readers with its crash-and-burn tale of empty elegance and impossible love on Long Island in the 1920s.

Federal judge rules that used e-books cannot be sold by consumers

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-05-07

Start-up company ReDigi had planned to allow users to sell used e-books but were told by a judge that doing so would be illegal.

Judge rules gifts cards from belly-up Borders bookstores worthless

Los Angeles Times – 2013-05-23

Those clinging hopefully to the old Borders books gift cards stashed in their drawers or wallets are out of luck, a Manhattan federal judge ruled Wednesday.Those clinging hopefully to the old Borders...

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