In association with Resolution No. 118-2021
This notice is given pursuant to Tex. Gov’t Code § 2254.1036.
A. The City of Abilene, Texas (“City”) intends to pursue claims for monetary damages, declaratory relief, and other legal remedies (“Damages”) against Netflix, Inc., Hulu LLC, Disney DTC LLC, and other video service providers (“VSPs”) as determined for non-payment of franchise fees as set forth under the Texas Video Services Providers Act, Tex. Util. Code Sec. 66 (the “Litigation”). The City’s desired outcome in pursuing the Litigation is to recover from the VSPs Damages owed to the City for failure to pay franchise fees and obtain an order requiring the VSPs to pay the franchise fees going forward, in addition to other relief allowed under the law. Therefore, there is substantial need for the legal services.
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