Wal-Mart, Netflix Can't Shake DVD Rental Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (July 7, 2010, 2:43 PM EDT) -- A judge has thwarted Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Netflix Inc.'s latest attempt to toss a suit accusing the companies of participating in a conspiracy that caused Blockbuster Inc. to raise its prices for online DVD rentals.

Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied Wal-Mart and Netflix's motion to dismiss the customers' second amended complaint on Tuesday, despite the defendants' protests that the basic conspiracy claims at the heart of the multidistrict litigation over the alleged 2005 agreement...
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