Russian Netflix subscribers are suing the platform

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They are claiming damages in the amount of 60 million rubles, or approximately $730,000.

Consequence of the war in Ukraine, netflix suspended all its projects and acquisitions in Russia, and especially its streaming service, infuriating all the regulars of the former Soviet country. Russian subscribers who allegedly filed a class action lawsuit against the American giant, for “loss of service“, according to varietywhich quotes information from the Russian state media RIA: 20 people (the minimum required in Russia for a class action) have already joined the legal action against the platform with a hundred other people in the process of joining them.

The plaintiffs, represented by the Moscow law firm Chernyshov, Lukoyanov and Partners, believe that netflix has concluded a public contract with subscribers which does not provide for the possibility of a unilateral refusal to fulfill its obligations”. They therefore claim that the suspension of the service of netflix violates the rights of users and is a violation of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation as well as laws on consumer rights.

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The Russians are claiming damages in the amount of 60 million rubles (approximately 730,000 dollars), for non-pecuniary damage as well as a fine against netflix equal to 50% of the amount awarded by the court. Additional penalties could be imposed if netflix loses the case and refuses to comply with the compensation orders.

netflix has around one million subscribers since its launch in Russia in 2016.

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