Sony Class Action Over Linux On PS3 Partially Revived
Law360, Los Angeles (January 6, 2014, 5:36 PM EST) -- A Ninth Circuit panel on Monday partially reversed a lower court decision squashing a putative class action accusing Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC of reneging on its promise to let users run alternative operating systems on their PlayStation 3s.
In an unpublished, memorandum opinion, the appeals panel ruled that the district court erred in dismissing all of the plaintiffs’ 15 claims, including violations of California’s unfair competition and false advertising laws, because they properly alleged the public was likely to be deceived by Sony’s promotional statements. Six of the plaintiffs' claims should have survived, the court ruled.
“Plaintiffs sufficiently allege that...
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