Friday, January 06, 2006

TLPJ Objects to Proposed Settlement of Netflix Class Action Over Deceptive Advertising - January 5, 2005

TLPJ, which stands for Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, is objecting to the terms of the proposed settlement to the Chavis v Netflix class action.

TLPJ’s challenge on behalf of a dissatisfied class member, filed on January 5, 2006, claims that the coupons offered to customers as part of the settlement – a one-month upgraded membership for current customers or a renewed one-month membership for former customers – are just a "marketing tool" designed to increase Netflix’s revenues. Because class members face additional charges if they do not affirmatively opt-out after the "free" month, the settlement may leave customers worse off than before the lawsuit was filed.

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