Google Argues for Dismissal of E-Books Lawsuit

Google Inc, in a long-running legal dispute over its plans to create a digital library of books, argued in court that associations of authors and photographers should not be allowed to sue the company as a group. Manhattan federal judge Denny Chin did not make an immediate decision, but noted during oral arguments that "it would take forever" to resolve cases brought by individual authors and it "seems to make sense" to consider the lawsuits as a group.