Netflix, Hulu Utility Fees Lawsuit Kicked Out of Federal Court

July 21, 2021, 9:30 PM

Netflix Inc., Hulu LLC, and other streaming entertainment services battling Indiana municipalities over alleged dodging of local franchise fees will head back to a state court after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit denied entry to the federal courts.

The companies had appealed a district court decision remanding the legal dispute over the fees to a state court because of a doctrine that limits federal court adjudication of issues of state law.

More: Judge Michael Scudder affirmed the district court’s decision and rejected the companies’ argument that the Class Action Fairness Act created exceptions ...

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