Sony Blocks Suit Over PlayStation Arbitration Rules

Law360, New York (February 9, 2012, 9:11 PM EST) -- A customer who challenged a Sony Corp. affiliate's new arbitration provision asking PlayStation Network users to waive their class action rights lacks standing to challenge the agreement under California's Unfair Competition Law, since he hasn't shown he's been hurt by the agreement, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

The new agreement required network users to waive their rights to pursue a class action against the company and agree to pursue most legal claims through binding arbitration, although it was possible to opt out of those new contract...
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Fineman v. Sony Network Entertainment International LLC et al


Case Number

3:11-cv-05680

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California Northern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other

Judge

Susan Illston

Date Filed

November 28, 2011

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