The Dallas Morning News reported Dallas City Council has decided to move forward to recover financial damages from Netflix, Hulu, and Disney, “for their alleged failure to pay a franchise tax amounting to 5% of gross revenues under Texas’ Public Utility Regulatory Act.” Dallas will retain McKool Smith, Ashcroft Sutton Reyes and Korein Tillery to represent the City. Read the full article here.

Additional coverage:

"Dallas Gets Green Light for Netflix, Hulu Franchise Fee Suit," Law360 (02-26-2021)

"The city of Dallas will pursue legal action against streaming service providers like Netflix and Hulu to pay the city's 5% franchise fee, including on more than 13 years of receipts, under a resolution unanimously approved by the City Council."


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