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Judge Approves Netflix Class-Action Settlement

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

July 6, 2012

A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a $9 million class-action lawsuit filed against Netflix, Reuters reports. U.S. District Judge Edward Davila said the accord that was reached last February "compares favorably" to other recent consumer privacy settlements. Davila also certified a class of current and former Netflix subscribers, which is estimated in the tens of millions, the report states. A hearing is set to be held on December 5 to consider final approval.
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