City of Maple Heights v. Netflix Inc. and Hulu LLC, Case No. 2021-0864
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- Are Netflix and Hulu "video service providers" under Ohio law, and must they pay franchise fees to municipalities?
- Under the state's cable competition laws, can a municipality file a lawsuit to enforce provisions of the state law, or does the director of the Ohio Department of Commerce retain sole enforcement authority?