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Google, Pushing Diversity, Convinces Fed. Cir. to Delay Hearing

April 23, 2020, 6:24 PM

Alphabet Inc.‘s Google convinced the Federal Circuit to delay, not cancel, hearing a video streaming technology case to allow a female associate at Williams & Connolly LLP to present her first appellate argument in person, advancing the company’s diversity efforts.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit granted Google’s request to stay the case for 90 days in light of the ongoing public health crisis. The parties will then have another chance to suggest how the appeal —to be argued by the associate, Kathryn Kayali—should proceed.

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