Blockbuster Class Appeals Ruling In Movie Rental MDL

Law360, Los Angeles (September 13, 2011, 8:26 PM EDT) -- A class of Blockbuster Inc. subscribers said Monday it will ask the Ninth Circuit to revive a lawsuit alleging consumers paid higher movie rental fees because of an agreement between Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Netflix Inc. to divvy up the DVD sales and rental markets.

U.S. District Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton tossed class members' antitrust lawsuit against Wal-Mart for lack of standing in April. The Blockbuster class is related to multidistrict litigation involving the alleged collusion between Wal-Mart and Netflix, which the discount retailer agreed in...
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