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Sounds like her aim (as well as her lawyers) is to just make a quick buck.
...of course how many class action lawsuits don't. Tens of thousands, or more, for the primary plaintiff. Millions for the layers. $3.58 per person for everyone else. All because "I could have been harmed by xyz!!" not that I actually was.
http://www.overclock.net/playstation...-12-700-a.html

Sony just admitted that 12,700 credit card information were stolen. I don't know who's credit cards were stolen but I'm sure those 12,700 ppl have a case who ever they are.
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Should've bought an Xbox
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She has an equally tough task proving in a court of law that she was caused $1B worth of damages... Seriously?! She is just trying to make an easy buck.

Besides the fact that she can't prove that her information was leaked, either way Sony will win this one. BUT they are going to get some serious flak over the 12,500 leaked accounts.
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imo... she lost money on this one... no way she can get more than what she spent on her legal consul,

maybe she'll get more? if she gets really lucky?
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She has an equally tough task proving in a court of law that she was caused $1B worth of damages... Seriously?!

Besides the fact that she can't prove that her information was leaked, either way Sony will win this one.
Doubt Sony can win this one. Credit card info. from 12,500 people was stolen.
    
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Doubt Sony can win this one. Credit card info. from 12,500 people was stolen.
My bad I typed 12,500, I meant 12,700 earlier. Either way thats alot of information to be stolen. Sony must really have ****ty protection.
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Doubt Sony can win this one. Credit card info. from 12,500 people was stolen.
Fine but out of millions of subscribers how can this one girl prove hers was one of the 12,500? Also the fact that she's suing for POTENTIAL identity theft?! are you kidding me? If in fact her information was one of the 12,500 people she would only be able to recover the costs charged to her count and any costs associated with canceling/changing the card (most banks are free in Canada btw).

*EDIT*

Right from Sony's EUA:

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Personally identifying information is needed to establish a Sony Online Services account. In order to set up a PSN account and access these services, you must provide your date of birth, name, mailing address, and email address. In order to set up a Qriocity account, you must provide your date of birth and email address. You may choose to provide valid credit card information at the time of registration. If you wish to make a purchase through Sony Online Services and would like to pay for that purchase with a credit card, you will be required to provide valid credit card information at the time of purchase. We maintain and store credit card information (other than CVV) provided by consumers for purposes of charging future purchases.
She chose to give her credit card information by providing it and clicking accept to the above ToS.
Edited by ajmidd12 - 5/3/11 at 7:30pm
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Fine but out of millions of subscribers how can this one girl prove hers was one of the 12,500? Also the fact that she's suing for POTENTIAL identity theft?! are you kidding me? If in fact her information was one of the 12,500 people she would only be able to recover the costs charged to her count and any costs associated with canceling/changing the card (most banks are free in Canada btw).
But the thing is, she's not gonna be the only one suing. There's gonna be hundreds, probably thousands, suing. Sony can't win this one.
    
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She has an equally tough task proving in a court of law that she was caused $1B worth of damages... Seriously?!

Besides the fact that she can't prove that her information was leaked, either way Sony will win this one. BUT they are going to get some serious flak over the 12,500 leaked accounts.
The OP wrote that the suit is being filed on behalf of one million Canadian users. So damages would be spread out over many people (with her and the lawyers getting the lions share).

Also in another article I read that the credit card info which was stolen was from users outside the USA.

I'm not defending Sony at all. On the contrary I don't much like how the company operates on many fronts. Offering the two years of free credit monitoring that she's also asking for is perfectly reasonable. However suing on behalf of one million people because of possible future damages which may occur to a small segment of those people is moronic...or at least it's moronic if she wins.
    
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The OP wrote that the suit is being filed on behalf of one million Canadian users. So damages would be spread out over many people (with her and the lawyers getting the lions share).

Also in another article I read that the credit card info which was stolen was from users outside the USA.

I'm not defending Sony at all. On the contrary I don't much like how the company operates on many fronts. Offering the two years of free credit monitoring that she's also asking for is perfectly reasonable. However suing on behalf of one million people because of possible future damages which may occur to a small segment of those people is moronic...or at least it's moronic if she wins.
She can't justify those values though, any judge with half a brain will agree with the two years of free credit monitoring but the cash settlement is completely overinflated.

For the record I am a PSN user from Canada (no charges as of yet on mine) but either way I never authorized this woman to act on my behalf, maybe I should sue her?!
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