Bias Suit Over Netflix Captions Stayed Pending FCC Rules

Law360, New York (November 10, 2011, 4:25 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss the National Association of the Deaf's lawsuit over Netflix Inc.'s failure to provide closed captioning for its streaming video service, but agreed to stay the case pending rule-making action by the Federal Communications Commission.

U.S. District Judge Michael A. Ponsor ruled Thursday that Netflix had failed to show the suit should be dismissed as duplicative of another case filed in California. However, the judge granted Netflix's bid to stay the case, finding that the FCC's forthcoming regulations...
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