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

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Mooresville, North Carolina Development Fees

The Town of Mooresville, North Carolina is laying down $8 million to settle two class actions alleging it charged unlawful water and sewer availability fees or system development fees. The town charged the fees for providing new or larger connections to its water or wastewater systems.  Read more

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City of Asheville, North Carolina Development Fee Settlement

The City of Asheville, North Carolina is paying $1.85 million to resolve a class action alleging that it improperly collected water development fees. According to the complaint, it imposed the fees as a condition of building new buildings in the city’s planning jurisdiction for future water development.  Read more

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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

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Netflix and Hulu Failure to Pay Franchise Fee Texas Class Action

To operate in Texas, video service providers are required to apply to the Public Utility Commission of Texas for a certificate of franchise authority (SICFA). In exchange, they must pay the Texas municipalities 5% of their gross profits in that municipality. The complaint for this class action alleges that Netflix, Inc. and Hulu, LLC have  Read more

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