So here鈥檚 the thing, when you tell someone they鈥檙e 鈥済randfathered into a rate鈥 that鈥檚 supposed to mean that what the customer agrees to pay at the time of signing up is what they will pay for the lifetime of their account. But apparently, Netflix doesn鈥檛 really get that.聽The Hollywood Reporter recently reported that Netflix customer George Keritsis聽is proposing a class action lawsuit against Netflix for raising his 鈥済randfathered rate鈥 not once but twice.

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The first was in October of 2012. His rate increased from $7.99 to $8.68 per month. Then last month, Keritsis was informed that his rate was going up again, this time to $9.99 per month. Annoyed, he called customer support to see what the deal was. Their response: 鈥淭he Netflix representative stated that Netflix would raise prices for all grandfathered accounts, not just Plaintiff鈥檚 [Keritsis] account.鈥

Apparently, Keritsis wasn鈥檛 super happy with that answer because now he is suing Netflix for breach of contract. Additionally, he鈥檚 seeking class certification for 鈥渁ll persons who entered into an agreement with Netflix for a聽streaming plan at a subscription price that Netflix promised not to聽increase for as long as they continuously maintained their聽subscriptions.鈥 About 22 million people.

Something similar actually just happened to both Apple and Ticketmaster. Apple鈥檚 lawsuit resulted in free e-book credits for a slew of customers while Ticketmaster鈥檚 loss meant that tons of customers got free vouchers for upcoming shows. Could this new lawsuit mean we鈥檒l soon be bringing on the next season of OITNB for free? Looks like we鈥檒l just have to wait and see.

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