Flash! Denny Chin, Google settlement judge, confirmed to District Court
We knew he was nominated, and there was speculation that he would want to complete the Google settlement question before he changed jobs.
First question: why am I reporting a judge issue in an e-book blog?
I’ve written quite a bit about the Google settlement, and that is a complex issue that will affect what you read, and potentially affect authors even more.
When the presiding judge in a case changes, it can certainly change the decision. Not that the judge necessarily favored one side, but different judges are more convinced by different types of presentations. Although it isn’t a surprise, it might change any additional arguments that are made.
So, although you are going to hear him called the “Bernie Madoff” judge, it’s the Google settlement part that ties into e-books.
Thanks to Andrys Basten of A Kindle World for the heads up on this.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.