Neftlix class action suit.

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  1. Scott

    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    Anyone else get this? Is it real? What should I do? If I do nothing I'm involved but if I exclude myself I can sue them on my own?

    If You Are a Current or Former Netflix Subscriber
    A Class Action Settlement Could Affect You
    Para una notificación en Español, llamar 1-866-898-5088 o visitar www.VideoPrivacyClass.com
    Our records show that you were a current or former Netflix subscriber as of July 5, 2012. We are emailing to tell you about a Settlement that may affect your legal rights. Please read this email carefully. Go to www.VideoPrivacyClass.com for more information.
    A Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit that claims Netflix unlawfully kept and disclosed information, including records on the movies and TV shows its customers viewed. Netflix denies that it has done anything wrong.
    What does the Settlement provide?
    Netflix has agreed to change its data retention practices so that it separates (known as “decouplingâ€) Entertainment Content Viewing History (that is, movies and TV shows that someone watched) from identification information for those subscribers who have not been a Netflix subscriber for at least 365 days, with some exceptions.
    In addition, Netflix will pay $9 million into a Settlement Fund to:
    • Make donations to Court-approved not-for-profit organizations, institutions, or programs.
    • Pay notice and settlement administration expenses.
    • Pay attorneys’ fees of up to 25% or $2.25 million of the Settlement Fund, plus up to $25,000 in expenses.
    • Pay a total incentive award of $30,000 to the Named Plaintiffs.

    Proposals from potential donation recipients will be sought, and, after consideration, recommendations will be made to the Court. A list of the proposed donation recipients will be posted on the website.
    Your Options
    If you do nothing, you will remain in the Settlement and your rights will be affected. If you do not want to be included, you must exclude yourself by November 14, 2012. If you exclude yourself you will keep your right to sue Netflix about the claims in this lawsuit. If you remain in the Settlement, you can object to it by November 14, 2012.
    The Court will hold a hearing on December 5, 2012 to consider any objections, whether to approve the Settlement, award attorneys’ fees, and incentive award. You can appear at the hearing, but you don’t have to. You can hire your own attorney, at your own expense, to appear or speak for you at the hearing.
    For more information: 1-866-898-5088 www.VideoPrivacyClass.com
    PO Box 2750 Faribault, MN 55021-9750
    This email and any attachments thereto may contain private, confidential, and privileged material for the sole use of the intended recipient. Any review, copying, or distribution of this email (or any attachments thereto) by others is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please contact the sender immediately and permanently delete the original and any copies of this email and any attachments thereto.
     
  2. Scott

    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    Didn't read. :dancin: Want someone to sum it up for me.
     
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    Gwarn1 Worlds poorest sugar daddy VIP

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    Jew lawyers, sue netflix
     
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    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    You're included in the lawsuit unless you respond and opt out.
     
  5. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    I got a letter a year ago asking how i would like payment if won. I filled out the paper and never heard anything again.
     
  6. Scott

    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    So I do nothing and money will show up at my door? Seems too good to be true.
     
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    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    No, I had to fill out paperwork.
     
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    Gwarn1 Worlds poorest sugar daddy VIP

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    One of those lawsuits where the law firm gets $20,000,000 and the people that were harmed get a coupon for a free meal at bennigans (with the purchase of meal of equal or greater value of course)
     
  9. Scott

    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    Too much work. Unless it's over a thousand bucks.
     
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    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    Probably a check for .05 cents.
    It's a $30,000 split.
     
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    Bennigans went out of business...
     
  12. Scott

    Scott Masshole Staff Member

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    : oy:
     
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    They probably couldn't recover from a class action suit. Lawyers made millions and the people harmed got a free movie rental from Netflix.
     
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    Gwarn1 Worlds poorest sugar daddy VIP

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    Law firm gets 2.5 mil plus 25,000 in expenses, what a fucking racket
     
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    Gwarn1 Worlds poorest sugar daddy VIP

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    Does lance Abootman know about this buddy?
     
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    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    Like i said, i never heard another word. they just have to follow the law, they have no intention of giving you a dime.
     
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    .05 cents
     
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    I filled out one of these claims several years ago. I believe it was for a credit card company. I signed the enclosed letter and mailed it in. About a year later I received a check in the mail for around $387. What the hell free money.

    Sign it...
     
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    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    If your lucky.
     
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    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    Well its been a year for me so...