Sony's Win Leaves Opening For Data Breach Plaintiffs

Law360, New York (October 15, 2012, 9:28 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge's decision to let Sony Corp. customers revise their putative data breach class action provides plaintiffs with a possible tool to get past the motion-to-dismiss stage, but they will need to prove an actual, present injury to ultimately succeed on any claims or win any substantial relief, attorneys said Monday.

In a ruling Thursday, U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Battaglia found that PlayStation Network and Qriocity services customers affected by a massive data breach had Article III standing to sue Sony for allegedly...
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