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Netflix Settlement on Hold

A proposed class-action settlement involving Netflix customers may be rewritten in response to complaints that the agreement does little for consumers while rewarding the company and the lawyers who filed the suit. A hearing over the $4 million settlement that had been scheduled in California Superior Court on Tuesday was postponed for a month while both sides review more than 50 objections to the proposed settlement.

Here's the full story and a link to my earlier item on one of the objections.

By Stacey Garfinkle |  January 18, 2006; 8:10 AM ET Legal Battles/Settlements
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I was planning on signing up for my free month of Netflix due to me as a former customer, but now I'm not sure what to do. As I recall, the deadline was sometime in February. Will this be resolved by then? Should I wait? If I didn't "object," is there any chance I'll get more than the original terms?

Posted by: John | January 18, 2006 12:44 PM

I signed up when I originally got the notice - what the heck, I like free stuff - but I thought at the time that it was pretty stinky that people had to remember to cancel their free upgrade or be charged for it at the next month.

Posted by: h3f | January 19, 2006 10:35 AM

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