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Judge comes down hard on publishers, Apple in e-book case

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Judge comes down hard on publishers, Apple in e-book case

GigaOM – 2012-05-16

In a strongly worded opinion, US District Judge Denise Cote rejected requests by Apple and book publishers to throw out a class action suit that accuses them of price-fixing.
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Judge praises "readability" of Dylan Thomas shortlist

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Bragg to judge Sunday Times short story prize

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Judge Sets Schedule in Case Over Google’s Digital Library

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. | The New York Times – 2011-09-16

Judge extends time for Google digital books talks

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Judge and jury

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Borders liquidation approved by bankruptcy judge

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. | Reuters – 2011-07-22

GBS judge sets a September deadline for agreement

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Frustrated judge pushes Google digital book deal

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,... | Reuters – 2011-07-19

NY judge hearing Google book case grows impatient

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Judge okays Borders auction, liquidators open bid

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Booker judge quits over Philip Roth selection

Carmen Callil, founder of the feminist publisher Virago, has withdrawn from the Man Booker International Prize jury over the decision to honour U.S. writer Philip Roth. | CBC – 2011-05-21

Booker judge quits over prize for 'suffocating' Philip Roth

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Man Booker judge resigns in protest over Roth win

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. | Reuters – 2011-05-19

Judge Takes Dim View of Righthaven

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Judge Clears Bonuses at Borders

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Judge okays Borders plan to pay $6.6M in bonuses

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Judge echoes Google critics in digital book ruling

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Judge throws out revised Google Book Settlement

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

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. | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-03-23

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

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

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NYC judge calls off plans for Google library

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Judge Rejects Google’s Deal to Digitize Books

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US judge dismisses JK Rowling plagiarism claim

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US judge dismisses Willy the Wizard case

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Judge Rules Against Anderson News, Throws Out Antitrust Lawsuit

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

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No ruling from judge on Google book case

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A book you can judge by its cover

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Saudi judge calls for murder of satellite channel owners

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Raisin, Roberts and Joseph to judge BBC prize

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Nigeria: Never Judge a Book By Its Cover - Njamah

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Matthews to judge Dylan Thomas Prize

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Judge dismisses lawsuit against Greg Mortenson

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

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Judge quashes Surrey Council library move

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Google asks judge for library suit to be dismissed

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

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

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E-book collusion case 'plausible', says judge

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

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

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. | Reuters – 2012-06-23

Judge sets trial date for Apple e-book lawsuit

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. | Stuff – 2012-06-25

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

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. | San Jose Mercury News – 2012-09-07

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

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... | Reuters – 2012-09-07

Judge Approves E-book Price-fixing Settlement

A judge has approved an e-book price-fixing settlement between the U.S. Department of Justice and three book publishers. | PC World – 2012-09-07

Judge approves DOJ settlement in e-book case

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. | Boston.com – 2012-09-07

Judge Approves Settlement in E-Book Pricing Case

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. | AllThingsD – 2012-09-07

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

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Judge approves US settlement over e-books

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. | Stuff – 2012-09-07

Judge approves publishers' settlement over e-books

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Ebook case: more poetry and no refund for the judge

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... | GigaOM – 2012-09-14

Books bloggers are harming literature, warns Booker prize head judge

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... | Guardian – 2012-09-25

Caitlin Moran to judge Blue Peter prize

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South African poet Breyten Breytenbach to judge Griffin Prize

South African writer, painter and human rights activist Breyten Breytenbach has been tapped as one of three judges for the 2013 Griffin Poetry Prize. | CBC – 2012-11-08

Judge sides with company on contraceptive coverage

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... | Boston.com – 2012-11-17

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

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... | GigaOM – 2013-03-13

NYC judge OKs sale Journal Register Co. assets

NEW YORK (AP) — A bankruptcy judge says newspaper publisher Journal Register Co. can sell its assets to an affiliate of its current owner. | Boston.com – 2013-03-23

Heartbreak for Harlequin authors as judge tosses e-book case

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... | GigaOM – 2013-04-04

Judge Deals ‘Used’ E-book Market a Setback

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,... | Publishers Weekly – 2013-04-05

Booksellers judge 'Great Gatsby' by its cover

"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. | SacBee – 2013-04-26

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

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. | The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-05-07

Judge rules gifts cards from belly-up Borders bookstores worthless

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... | Los Angeles Times – 2013-05-23

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