Sony Breach Ruling Provides Opening For Plaintiffs Bar

Law360, New York (January 22, 2014, 9:37 PM EST) -- Though he cut large portions of a proposed class action over Sony Corp.’s infamous data breach, a California federal judge on Tuesday preserved the plaintiffs’ standing and security claims in a key ruling that shows courts have become willing to entertain claims they once quickly canned.

In a 97-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Battaglia granted Sony's motion to dismiss 43 of 51 claims in the plaintiffs' first amended class action complaint. The judge found that these negligence, breach of contract and other claims brought...
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