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E-Commerce Law Report: Harris, et al v. Blockbuster, Inc.

E-Commerce Law Reports, Vol. 9, Issue 1, June 2009

5 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2009  

Candidus Dougherty

Rutgers School of Law - Camden

Date Written: June 28, 2009

Abstract

On June 3, 2008, Cathryn Elaine Harris, Mario Herrera and Maryam Hosseiny (collectively referred to as plaintiffs) commenced a class action lawsuit against Blockbuster, Inc. ("Blockbuster") in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The action arises from Blockbuster's alleged violation of the Video Privacy Protection Act by transmitting information regarding its online users' video rentals and purchases to the social networking site, Facebook. The most recent development in the case, now pending before the Northern District of Texas, is an order from the Court denying Blockbuster’s motion to compel arbitration.

Keywords: arbitration agreement, illusory contract

JEL Classification: K11

Suggested Citation

Dougherty, Candidus, E-Commerce Law Report: Harris, et al v. Blockbuster, Inc. (June 28, 2009). E-Commerce Law Reports, Vol. 9, Issue 1, June 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1426726

Candidus Dougherty (Contact Author)

Rutgers School of Law - Camden ( email )

NJ
United States

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