Lawsuits Target Wal-Mart, Netflix in Online Video Service

A series of lawsuits filed across the country allege that Wal-Mart and Netflix benefited illegally when the world's largest retailer exited the online DVD rental business in 2005. Lawyer Daniel Becnel of Reserve, La., complained in a lawsuit filed in Baton Rouge, La., that Wal-Mart and Netflix improperly negotiated Wal-Mart's departure from the online video market that previously had only two major competitors, Netflix and Blockbuster.

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