Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2005]
You are receiving this notice because you were a paid Netflix member before
A class action lawsuit entitled Chavez v. Netflix, Inc. was filed in San Francisco Superior Court (case number CGC-04-434884) on
Netflix will provide eligible subscribers with the benefit described below, if the settlement is approved by the Court.
Current Netflix Members: If you enrolled in a paid membership before
Former Netflix Members: If you enrolled in a paid membership before
You have four options to respond to the proposed settlement. You have until
Option 1. Sign Up For The Benefit As Part Of The Settlement
To receive the benefit, you must complete the online registration process no later than
Option 2. Do Nothing
If you do not wish to receive the benefit, do nothing. You will not receive the benefit but will remain a Class Member. You therefore waive your right to bring a separate lawsuit against Netflix concerning the Released Claims.
Option 3. Exclude Yourself From the Class
To exclude yourself from the class, you must mail a letter by
Option 4. Make An Objection To The Settlement In Court
To object to the settlement, you must file legal papers in the San Francisco Superior Court by
To receive your benefit, you must register by February 17, 2006 as described above in
After the benefit period ends, the new or upgraded level of service will continue automatically (following an email reminder) and you will be billed accordingly, unless you cancel or modify your subscription. You can cancel or modify your subscription at any time.
To get more information about the settlement and procedures, and to take options 1, 3 or 4, visit www.netflixsettlement.com
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Origins: On 23 September 2004, Netflix, the online DVD rental service, was sued in San Francisco Superior Court by customers who claimed that the company "falsely and misleadingly promised" in its advertising materials that subscribers to their service would get "unlimited DVD rentals for a flat monthly
Netflix customers who wish to take part in the settlement can register online at www.netflixsettlement.com or by U.S. Mail. The Netflix Settlement site also provides a list of answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) which customers can reference for additional information.
Last updated: 4 November 2005
Sweeting, Rhasheema A. "Users Gain As Netflix Settles Lawsuit." The [San Jose] Mercury News. 3 November 2005.