RealNetworks Pays $2.4M To End 'Deceptive' Free Trial Suit

Law360, New York (May 24, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT) -- RealNetworks Inc. agreed Thursday to pay $2.4 million to settle a suit brought by the state of Washington that alleged the digital media company duped consumers into paying for subscriptions to premium services after they agreed to a free trial.

With a consent decree filed in Washington Superior Court in King County, RealNetworks said it would pay $2 million to reimburse customers who were allegedly tricked into signing up for paid subscriptions to premium services. The company, which offers the popular RealPlayer digital video service, would...
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