Claims of negligence, restitution and unjust enrichment have been quashed. He also denied they breached California consumer protection laws, as PSN was a free service.
Bailment charges were cast aside too as "plaintiffs freely admit, plaintiffs' personal information was stolen as a result of a criminal intrusion of Sony's Network," ruled Battaglia.
He ruled that "no reasonable consumer could have been deceived." The US District Judge offered the class action group a chance to amend its claims against Sony for injunctive relief and violation of consumer protection law. The 2011 hack on PSN services led to a month of it staying offline while Sony scrambled to reinforce security.
US judge favours Sony in class action over 2011's PSN hack
23 October 2012 | By Simon Priest