Austin is among 24 other Texas cities filing a lawsuit accusing Disney DTC LLC, Hulu, LLC and Netflix Inc.

ailing to pay millions of dollars in municipal franchise fees as far back as 2007.

The lawsuit was filed in Dallas County on behalf of Abilene, Allen, Amarillo, Arlington, Austin, Beaumont, Carrollton, Dallas

Disney, Hulu and Netflix have long withheld statutorily required payments to cities throughout Texas

Wolens, who along with co-counsel represents the Texas cities in this lawsuit

since Disney, Hulu and Netflix began streaming their platforms in Texas in 2007, 2011, and 2019, respectively

St. Louis-based Korein Tillery. Additional cities are expected to join the lawsuit, according to the release.

Dallas-based McKool Smith is co-counsel on the lawsuit with Austin-based Ashcroft Sutton Reyes

Texas Public Utility Regulatory Act (PURA) and are used to fund basic city services.