Netflix Federal Appellate Court Decisions

NETFLIX, INC. v. ROVI CORPORATION

Filed: November 7, 2016


Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Case Number: 15-1917

ARKANSAS TEACHER RET. SYSTEM V. NETFLIX INC.

Filed: April 11, 2016


Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case Number: 14-15315

MEGHAN MOLLETT V. NETFLIX, INC.

Filed: July 31, 2015


Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case Number: 12-17045

Video Privacy Protection Act. The panel affirmed the dismissal of claims brought under the Video Privacy Protection Act and California Civil Code § 1799.3 against Netflix, Inc., a subscription videostreaming service. The panel held that Netflix did not violate these statutes by permitting certain disclosures about subscribers’ viewing history to third parties¯specifically subscribers’ family, friends, and guests. The panel concluded that the complained-of…

DONALD CULLEN V. NETFLIX

Filed: April 1, 2015


Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case Number: 13-15092

ANDREA RESNICK V. NETFLIX, INC.

Filed: February 27, 2015


Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case Number: 11-18034

Antitrust. The panel affirmed the district court’s summary judgment and affirmed in part and reversed in part its award of costs in consolidated antitrust actions arising out of a promotion agreement whereby Walmart transferred its online DVD- rental subscribers to Netflix, and Netflix agreed to promote Walmart’s DVD sales business. The plaintiffs, individuals representing a class of Netflix subscribers, contended that this arrangement violated §§ 1 and 2 of the…

THEODORE H. FRANK V. NETFLIX, INC.

Filed: February 27, 2015


Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case Number: 12-15705

Settlement. The panel affirmed the district court’s approval of a settlement between Walmart and a class of Netflix DVD subscribers in a class action challenging as anti-competitive an agreement under which Netflix and Walmart divided up DVD-related business. In the settlement agreement, Walmart agreed to pay a total amount of $27,250,000, comprising both a “Cash Component” and a “Gift Card Component.” The panel held that the district court did not abuse its…