Wow, So, A Ton Of People Are Suing Sony

While Sony's "Welcome Back" package smoothed over most people's concerns following the PlayStation network attacks in April and May, not everyone is won over. Some are taking Sony to court. And when I say some, I mean many.

The PS3 manufacturer is currently battling a total of 55 class action lawsuits as a result of the PSN security breach, which exposed the personal details of tens of millions of customers.

While many of those are simply from disgruntled individual owners (or groups of owners), there is an additional suit from a major insurance company, Zurich American, which is telling courts it shouldn't have to pay Sony to help it cover the costs of said suits.

It reckons Sony's insurance with the company only covers it against physical damage and injury to its employees, not the kind of cyberattack which was responsible fro the PlayStation Network being brought down for weeks.

This could be a big deal for Sony, which says the total cost of the attacks could run to almost $US200 million.

Sony insurer sues to deny data breach coverage [Reuters]


Comments

    So even big companys like Sony have to deal with insurance trying to screw them on the fine print.

      Welcome to capitalism, everything can be can quantified down to the dollar. Bring back the old days where we had big clubs, trading furs and grunted.

        You know it's funny, and given the R18+ decision, apt to note that people constantly complain about not being babied.

        Yet when it comes to a contract.. which is what an insurance policy is (and you're told to read it for a reason) people think it's the insurers fault if they effectively cover their ears and go "LALALA not hearing you!" then find themselves not covered.

    I'm going to make the assumption these people are suing purely because the system went down (they weren't affected by having their details stolen).
    If this is the case these people should go *insert profanity* themselves. It's a free service and on top of that it couldn't affect anyone profusely enough to give them legitimate reasons for suing Sony.

    Their is something wrong with the law systems today...
    and Insurance companies.

      Amen.

      Though I don't think the problems with just the law. Apparently Sony was hacked as a retaliation against its greed, it's ironic that people who havn't lost anything would sue and try and eat away at the company for their own greed.

      Way I see it the level of entitlement people believe they have today is the problem.

    Now I might take Sony to court over my failed PS3 which didn't last three years. Seems like the right time.

    I wonder if you can take sony to court over the yellow light?? I didn't get my refund or repair after 6 months; apparently the warranty was voided if I lose the actual power cable and they don't accept replacement cables..sigh

      It would be very risky to take them to court over that (mainly due to the cost), but i do remember reading an article a years ago under Australian Consumer Rights, that it was mentioned that a product was built without any faults which may be caused by faulty equipment, and would exist beyond the warranty. I have yet to express the outlined rights, but if my ps3 YLOD on me, i'll be sure to write Sony a letter outlining this, otherwise ACCC will be getting a call

      http://palgn.com.au/15003/the-unreliable-generation/ (original article, didnt load for me)

      http://au.gamespot.com/forums/topic/26985240#314686296 (repost, topic made 2 years ago)

    So... people... Litigious much?

    200M?
    Sony?
    Isn't that like pocket change for them?

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