Plaintiffs, several former Netflix subscribers, brought a class action against Netflix on their own behalf and on behalf of other subscribers like them on claims that Netflix retained and disclosed information, including records of the movies and TV shows its subscribers viewed, in violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL), and California’s Customer Records Act (CCRA). Netflix denies that it did anything wrong.
Settlement members receive NOTHING. But our names were used to score millions for the attorneys and millions for unspecified non-profit organizations?
“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.”
I plan to write a letter to the Court objecting to this settlement.