Russian Netflix users sue streaming giant for leaving the market -RIA

A photo of the Netflix streaming service provider logo in Paris on September 15, 2014. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo

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April 13 (Reuters) – Russian users of Netflix (NFLX.O) have launched a class action lawsuit against the streaming giant for leaving the Russian market, demanding 60 million rubles ($726,000) in compensation, the news agency reported on Wednesday. ESTUARY.

Netflix Inc said in March that it had suspended its service in Russia and had temporarily halted all future projects and acquisitions in the country while it assessed the impact of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. read more

“Today, a law firm representing the interests of Netflix users filed a class action lawsuit against the American Netflix service with the Moscow Khamovnichesky District Court,” RIA quoted law firm Chernyshov, Lukoyanov & Partners as saying.

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“The reason for the lawsuit was a violation of the rights of Russian users due to Netflix’s unilateral refusal to provide services in Russia.”

Netflix did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Dozens of foreign companies have announced temporary closures of shops and factories in Russia or said they would leave for good since Moscow began what it calls a “special military operation” in Ukraine on February 24. Ukraine and the West say Russia launched an unprovoked war. of aggression against his fellow man.

($1 = 82.62 rubles)

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