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Netflix and Hulu Franchise Fees to New Jersey Municipalities Class Action

Netflix, Inc. and Hulu, LLC offer online streaming services. To do this, they make use of broadband wireline facilities, which the complaint for this class action claims are “located at least in part in public rights-of-way” in the state of New Jersey. The complaint alleges that the companies should thus be paying franchise and fee  Read more

Permits and Authorizations and So On
Municipalities, Municipal Fees, Franchise-Related, Authorization to Do Business
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Aliera, Unity, Trinity “Health Care Sharing Ministries” Kentucky Class Action

When is insurance not insurance? This class action brings suit against the Aliera Companies, Inc., Trinity Healthshare, Inc. and OneShare Health, which formerly did business as Unity Healthshare, LLC for selling healthcare plans that the companies claim are not health insurance. It alleges that, while there are indeed things known as “Health Care Sharing Ministries  Read more

Permits and Authorizations and So On, Insurance
Unlicensed to Sell Insurance, Insurance, Health Insurance, Deceptive Insurance Practices, Claims Not to Be Insurance
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Netflix and Hulu Failure to Pay Video Service Provider Fee Ohio Class Action

To operate in Ohio, video service providers must apply for and obtain authorization from the director of commerce of Ohio and also to provide ten days’ advance written notice to the municipalities in which it intends to provide service. Municipalities may impose video provider service fees on such companies, often 5%. The complaint for this  Read more

Permits and Authorizations and So On
Municipal Fees, Authorization to Do Business