Netflix Users Seek Class Cert. Over Wal-Mart Deal

Law360, New York (March 24, 2010, 2:56 PM EDT) -- Netflix Inc. subscribers are seeking to certify a class of millions of people who they claim paid artificially high prices for online DVD rentals as a result of a 2005 agreement between Netflix and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

The plaintiffs filed a motion for class certification Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, which is overseeing multidistrict litigation alleging the cross-promotional agreement violated antitrust law.

The plaintiffs seek to certify a nationwide class of people who have subscribed to Netflix any time...
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