Netflix Says Baker’s Wal-Mart Work Dooms DVD Class

Law360, Washington (August 12, 2011, 8:33 PM EDT) -- Netflix Inc. sought Friday to nix a class of subscribers in a California multidistrict litigation claiming it conspired with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to divvy up the online DVD rental and sales market, saying plaintiffs counsel Baker Hostetler LLP's work with Wal-Mart presented a conflict of interest.

“Because the conflict violates lead class counsel’s duty of loyalty to its clients, representation of the class is not adequate, and the class must consequently be decertified,” the DVD rental and streaming giant said.

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