Suit filed against Netflix over raising cost of subscription

By Wadi Reformado | Jul 1, 2016

SAN JOSE – A Florida subscriber of an audio-visual subscription service has filed suit over the cost increase of the service.

George Keritsis filed a complaint on behalf of all other persons similarly situated on June 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division against Netflix Inc. alleging breach of contract.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in 2011, he subscribed to Netflix for $7.99 per month believing that the price would remain as long as he had the account. The plaintiff holds Netflix Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly informed plaintiff in June that it would be increasing the subscription rate despite its purported guarantee to plaintiff that the prices would not change.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to permanently enjoin the defendant, compensatory damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Robert C. Schubert and Noah M. Schubert of Schubert Jonckheer & Kolbe LLP in San Francisco and Thomas G. Shapiro of Shapiro Haber & Urmy LLP in Boston.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-03675

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