Judge Rejects Sony High-Definition TV Settlement

Law360, New York (January 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a proposed class action accusing Sony Electronics Inc. of falsely inflating the high-definition capabilities of an expensive television, a federal judge has rejected a settlement after finding that the agreement would not adequately compensate at least half of the consumers who purchased the set.

Judge Paul D. Borman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled Friday that the proposed settlement would benefit named plaintiff David Date, his attorneys and Sony while doing little for the rest of the allegedly injured...
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