Netflix Tells 7th Circ. That Ill. Fee Suit Supports Fed. Ruling

Law360 (June 17, 2021, 7:32 PM EDT) -- Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services told the Seventh Circuit on Thursday that a new federal lawsuit in Illinois supported their request to keep an Indiana suit over streaming fees in federal court to resolve similar issues in both cases.

The companies notified the Seventh Circuit in a letter that the city of East St. Louis, Illinois, filed suit last week against many of the same companies as those involved in a case brought by Indiana cities and similarly alleged that the companies failed to pay streaming fees.

The companies said the latest suit supported their request in January for the Seventh Circuit...

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