The litigation over Audible's Captions program continues, for now. But for a third time since October the parties in the case have asked federal judge Valerie Caproni to hold off ruling on two pending motions while the two sides continue to hammer out the details of a potential resolution.
"The parties are in discussions concerning the potential resolution of the lawsuit," reads a letter filed with court on November 14, "jointly" requesting that the Caproni hold the status quo while the talks continue.
In an October 30 letter, Audible attorneys told Caproni that Audible was considering a counterproposal made by the publishers, after Audible attorneys told the court in early October that it had made a proposal to the publishers that "moots" their lawsuit.
Although neither side has shared details of either proposal, an AAP spokesperson last month told PW they believe Audible's proposal does not "moot" their lawsuit.
The parties now say they will advise the court of their progress by December 3.