Netflix, Warner Bros., Sued In Class Action Lawsuit Over Delayed Movie Window

from the pissing-off-customers-left-and-right dept

Warner Bros. has been busy getting both Netflix and Redbox to agree to delay renting new release DVDs for 28 days, in the misguided belief that this will get more people to buy the DVDs. While Netflix has tried to spin this as benefiting customers it appears plenty of customers see otherwise. Specifically, at least one customer has filed a class action lawsuit against both Warner Bros. and Netflix, alleging that this is restraint of trade and has decreased the value of a Netflix subscription (thanks to Eric for sending this over). It seems unlikely that this lawsuit will get very far, but it certainly suggests that at least some Netflix customers are none too pleased with this move, despite Netflix's claims.

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    PEBKAC (profile), 6 Mar 2010 @ 10:56pm

    Re: Re: class action lawsuits

    I've never looked at class actions as going for the big bucks, but more of a knock that shit off! type of thing when companies overstep or abuse the customer base.

    I guess I always just assumed lawyers got paid, but the 'class' part meant that returns for so many suit members would always be small.

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