Chavez v. Netflix, Inc. settlement

November 2, 2005

DVDWell I suppose it was only a matter of time before someone challenged (and prevailed) Netflix on the legal definition of “unlimited”. A class action lawsuit and counter settlement has been filed in San Francisco Superior Court, charging the DVD rental company of failing to provide “unlimited” DVD rentals and “one day deliveries”.

The suit applies to anyone who subscribed to the service before January 15, 2005. More information about the case and settlement can be found here.

Update:  The settlement was approved by the San Francisco Superior Court on July 28, 2006, but certain objectors appealed the judgment approving the settlement. The appellants filed their opening briefs in August 2007. The settlement benefit will not be distributed until the appeals process is completed, which could take until mid-2008 or later. Class members who timely and accurately completed the Claim Form Process will be contacted by email when the settlement benefit is available to them.



Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under Blockbuster & Netflix


Comments

  • Chuck

    The settlement was finally applied in August of 2008. It was a free upgrade for one month to the next higher package. If you got three at a time movies, then you would get four at a time movies. Funny thing was that the day the benefit was to take effect, Netflix suddenly developed shipment problems that delayed their processing centers. These issues started on Tuesday, August 12th, and have still not been resolved as of Friday, August 15th.

  • Chuck

    The settlement was finally applied in August of 2008. It was a free upgrade for one month to the next higher package. If you got three at a time movies, then you would get four at a time movies. Funny thing was that the day the benefit was to take effect, Netflix suddenly developed shipment problems that delayed their processing centers. These issues started on Tuesday, August 12th, and have still not been resolved as of Friday, August 15th.