US District Judge Throws Out Most PSN-Related Lawsuits
People weren't happy when the PlayStation Network was hacked in April of 2011. Some of the more disgruntled filed a class-action lawsuit against Sony for the security breach in question.
But as recently reported, a US district judge has thrown out most of those lawsuits, clearing Sony of any critical mishap. Judge Anthony Battaglia filed a 36-page order dismissing the majority of the claims against Sony; such claims included negligence, bailment, unjust enrichment, and various violations of California consumer protection statutes.
While at least some of the blame must fall in Sony's lap, it's illogical to blame them exclusively for criminal activity. It's like getting pissed at the bank that got robbed...yeah, maybe security could've been better, but there are really bad people at the root of the issue, and they're not bank employees. Well, not typically.
10/23/2012 10:21:10 AM Ben Dutka