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June 1, 2006

Studios Settle Suit Over DVD Closed-Captioning

From: Los Angeles Times - CA,USA - Jun 1, 2006

From Bloomberg News

June 1, 2006

Time Warner Inc., Walt Disney Co. and other movie distributors settled a lawsuit brought on behalf of hearing-impaired customers who bought DVDs containing bonus material that wasn't enhanced for people with hearing problems.

The studios, which also include Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and Universal Studios Home Entertainment, deny liability and are settling to avoid further litigation, according to a statement.

Under the accord, the studios will provide more closed-captioning, pay $275,000 to nonprofit groups for the deaf and hard-of-hearing and as much as $1.3 million in lawyers' fees.

© 2006 Los Angeles Times