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Fox accuses Netflix of poaching employees in California suit
[LOS ANGELES] Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp sued Netflix Inc, claiming the internet movie and TV service poached its employees.
"We filed this lawsuit because we believe Netflix is defiantly flouting the law by soliciting and inducing employees to break their contracts," Fox said Friday in a statement.
"We intend to seek all available remedies to enforce our rights and hold Netflix accountable for its wrongful behaviour."
Netflix spokesman Jonathan Friedland declined to comment on the suit, which was filed in state court in Los Angeles.
Hollywood has a love-hate relationship with Los Gatos, California-based Netflix, owner of the most popular paid online TV network in the world.
Netflix has contributed to the erosion in viewership of live television with its on-demand service.
Yet media companies happily sell shows to Netflix, which spends billions of dollars a year licensing programs and movies from companies like Fox.
The parent of Twentieth Century Fox is New York-based 21st Century Fox Inc.