Sony, Best Buy Can't Shake Shoddy Laptop Claims

Law360, New York (November 2, 2010, 12:43 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has mostly rejected Sony Electronics Inc. and Best Buy Co. Inc.’s attempts to toss a nationwide class action alleging they manufactured and sold defective Sony Vaio notebooks, dismissing only negligence claims.

On Thursday, Judge Roger Benitez of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California dealt defendants a grim ruling, rejecting Best Buy’s contention that the dud notebooks were not covered by its warranty and letting all allegations against Sony stand except for a claim for negligence and strict liability....
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