Those who were members (or took advantage of the free one-month trial) of NetFlix prior to January 1, 2005 may be interested in becomg part of the class action lawsuit against the company. A plaintiff sued Netflix for false advertising involving their “unlimited movies” and “one-day delivery” claims and won.
The settlement is unimpressive; the company is offering a free upgrade (one more DVD out at a time) for one month, or a free one-month trial to former members. Here’s the catch: if you don’t take action to manually downgrade or cancel your subscription once that month is over, you will begin to be billed at the upgraded rate.
Updated July 16, 2010 and originally published November 2, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.