Netflix Forks Over $9M To End Video Privacy Class Action

Law360, New York (February 13, 2012, 12:33 PM EST) -- Netflix Inc. agreed Friday to pay $9 million to resolve a putative class action in California federal court alleging it violated the Video Privacy Protection Act by storing the financial information and viewing history of a class of former customers who have canceled their accounts.

The parties said they had reached a settlement following a Feb. 1 mediation previously approved by the court, and that they were “in the process of preparing a settlement agreement.” The agreement will be submitted to the court along with a...
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