Judge Harold L. Murphy approved the request to extend the deadline to Aug. 7 for both sides to file amendments to the scheduling order. The previous deadline was scheduled to be Friday.
The scheduling order is the official timeline for a lawsuit.
Both sides are discussing the order and working to “minimize the duplication of time and expense for witnesses, experts and the parties,” the order stated.
Murphy lifted a stay in the case, which has been halted since 2007, earlier this month.
The online travel companies named in the suit claim they are not subject to a hotel excise tax.
The city of Rome, along with other cities maintain sites such as Hotels.com, Travelocity.com and Orbitz.com are keeping back some of the local taxes they collect when they reserve rooms in Rome and several other areas in Georgia.