Netflix Privacy Class Actions Consolidated

Law360, New York (August 15, 2011, 1:21 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday consolidated six consumer protection cases that accuse Netflix Inc. of violating the Video Privacy Protection Act by storing the financial information and viewing history of former customers who have canceled their accounts.

U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila also named Jay Edelson of Edelson McGuire LLC as interim class counsel, noting the firm's “significant and particularly specialized expertise in electronic privacy litigation and class actions.”

The lead case, brought by Jeff Milans, accuses Netflix of keeping “digital dossiers” on customers...
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