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Netflix Settlement With Subscribers Is Delayed

January 13, 2006|From Associated Press

A proposed legal settlement affecting more than 6 million current and former Netflix Inc. subscribers has been delayed to address complaints that the deal unfairly favors the online DVD rental service and lawyers who sued the company.

Approval of the class-action settlement in state court was rescheduled to Feb. 22 after the Federal Trade Commission raised a red flag that warned the agreement "appears dangerously close to being a promotional gimmick" for Netflix.

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