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Judge Chucks Antitrust Case Against Netflix

Law360 (October 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has thrown out a putative antitrust class action against Netflix Inc. two months after the plaintiffs decided not to amend their dismissed consolidated complaint that alleged the online DVD rental service restrained competition by fraudulently obtaining two patents.

Judge William Alsup dismissed the suit, along with two related cases, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Monday after the plaintiffs submitted to the court a “sufficient” plan for giving notice to potential class members.

“This case had no...
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