Netflix Documentary on Multibillion-Dollar Fraud Scandal Sparks Legal Battle in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – A lawyer representing former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has demanded that Netflix remove a documentary about a multibillion-dollar fraud scandal that occurred under his administration. Muhammad Shafee Abdullah, who is leading the defense counsel for Najib, argued that the documentary, titled “Man on the Run,” is “sub judice and contemptuous.” The film, released on Netflix in January, chronicles the 1MDB state fund scandal, which is considered one of the largest financial frauds in the world. The documentary sheds light on how the 1MDB fund, initially established to promote development, became … Read more

Netflix Successfully Defends Itself Against Legal Battle, Exonerated in Shareholder Lawsuit on Account-Sharing Disclosures

LOS GATOS, Calif. (AP) — Netflix, the popular streaming service, has successfully defeated a lawsuit filed by shareholders seeking compensation for alleged misleading disclosures regarding account-sharing. The ruling was made on January 8th, 2024, by a U.S. District Judge in Los Gatos. The lawsuit claimed that Netflix had failed to inform shareholders about the potential financial impact of users sharing their accounts with others. This practice, commonly known as account-sharing, allows multiple people to access a single Netflix account. The plaintiffs argued that Netflix’s failure to disclose the prevalence and consequences of account-sharing caused the … Read more

Florida Jury Awards $261 Million in Total Damages to Family Featured in Netflix Documentary

MIAMI, Florida – A Florida jury has awarded $261 million in damages to the family of Maya Kowalski, the child featured in a popular Netflix documentary. The jury determined that a daycare facility was responsible for the severe injuries sustained by Maya, and she was subsequently awarded $211 million in compensatory damages. Additionally, the jury has now tacked on an additional $50 million in punitive damages. The case revolves around a daycare accident that left Maya with permanent cognitive and physical disabilities. The Netflix documentary brought international attention to her story, highlighting the negligence and … Read more

Love Is Blind Contestant Files Lawsuit Against Netflix Over Alleged Abuse and Contract Violations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A contestant from the reality show “Love Is Blind” has filed a lawsuit against Netflix and the show’s production company, alleging mistreatment and violation of her rights. Renee Poche, a Houston veterinarian, claims that she was subjected to punitive treatment by the show’s producers, including having her phone, passport, and driver’s license seized, and being locked in a hotel room. She also states that she was pressured to continue an emotionally abusive relationship with a fellow contestant. The lawsuit focuses on a nondisclosure agreement that Poche signed, which the production company … Read more