Second Circuit to Hear Google’s Appeal of Class Action Certification

The order is here. It is likely that the rest of the case will be put on hold while this question is addressed, and yet the Hathitrust litigation is rolling on. The Authors Guild, which represents only 8500 authors, is trying to cash a billion dollar check (they hope) on behalf of a class of millions. Class action lawyers and copyright lawyers will be watching this case very closely.