Manhattanite Susan Uman has filed a class action suit against Netflix and Warner Bros. over their recent agreement on a 28-day delay in new release availability at Netflix. The lawsuit calls the deal a “scheme to restrain trade” and claims that subscribers were “damaged in that they still pay the price Netflix previously charged for each of its subscription plans,” before the Warner deal and were “forced to pay artificially inflated subscription fees”.
According to the NY Daily News, Uman is arguing that the deal “decreased the value of her Netflix subscription because the Warner Bros. films are now off limits for a month”. Marian Rosner of Wolf Popper, one of Uman’s lawyers, called the accord between the two companies an “illegal conspiracy”.
Insiders who are also Netflixers, give us your opinions. Has your Netflix subscription been “devalued” by the Warner deal? Is Uman an advocate for the mistreated masses or one more example of rampant litigiousness in our society?