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Canadian lawsuit demands $1 billion in damages from Sony

Wednesday, 4th May 2011 10:36 GMT By Debabrata Nath

A Canadian citizen has filed a PlayStation Network-related class action suit against Sony, demanding at least C$1 billion dollars in damages from the corporation.

21-year old Natasha Maksimovic thinks that Sony owes C$1 billion ($1.04 billion) in damages to PSN users.

The suit was announced on Monday by the Toronto law firm of McPhadden Samac Tuovi LLP, with Sony Canada, Sony USA, and “other Sony entities” being named as defendants.

The firm filed the class action suit on behalf of the 21 year old Canadian, who’s a resident of Mississauga, Ontario. Described as a years-long PlayStation user, the lawsuit quotes Maksimovic as being outraged due to the PSN data theft and outage.

“If you can’t trust a huge multi-national corporation like Sony to protect your private information, who can you trust?” asked Maksimovic in a statement. “It appears to me that Sony focuses more on protecting its games than its PlayStation users.”

The class action proposes the C$1 billion in damages should be used to pay for “costs of credit monitoring services and fraud insurance coverage for two years.” However, it fails to mention if the amount would only be used to incur the cost of the 1 million odd Canadian PSN users affected by the data theft and outage, or all the 78 million global PSN users who’ve suffered as a result.

The first class action suit over the PSN security breach was filed by a Alabama-based man last week.

PSN is due to partially return at some point this week.

Thanks, Gamespot.

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28 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    Fantastic :D

    first hackers, now vultures.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Deacon

    good luck with that…

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    “21 year old Canadian”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAYMJnO9LBQ

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Kabby

    Did they get Doctor Evil to conference call with Sony and ask for “ONE BILLION DOLLARS”?

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Blerk

    I’m sure she’ll have massive success with this.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. DocCylon

    Argh, humanity you make me sick.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. mojo

    “If you can’t trust a huge multi-national corporation like Sony to protect your private information, who can you trust?”

    ehhrr, yes..
    honestly, if u trust a multi-national corporation in any way, ur doing something wrong.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    @7, well, she is (or was) Sony fanboy :D

    #8 3 years ago
  9. minxamo

    I think she mad.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Kerplunk

    Calm down dear

    #10 3 years ago
  11. loveaya

    C’mon,girl,you can trust me~

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Nozz

    The rage continues…

    #12 3 years ago
  13. NightCrawler1970

    Wow, that’s allot of money for buying games man…..
    1 billion dollars woooh,

    Shopping list
    Porsche GT3 fully tuned…
    Ferrari Maranello
    Mercedes Benz C63 AMG
    Audi RS8
    lotus_exige black edition
    Lamborghini Diablo
    Mclaren F1
    Bugatti Veyron 16.4 :D
    Maybach limo edition…
    Golf R32 tuned by ABT.DE(imported from Wolfsburg) not from Mexico….
    Walmart shopping car will be Hummer 3 :P lmao….

    The rest will spend it on PS3 and Xbox….

    #13 3 years ago
  14. OrbitMonkey

    You know I dropped my ps3 on my foot once… Think i’ll call Injury Lawyers for You, try to get a million ;-)

    #14 3 years ago
  15. NightCrawler1970

    @14, thats very original… u got sense of humor…

    #15 3 years ago
  16. marijnlems

    “If you can’t trust a huge multi-national corporation like Sony (…), who can you trust?”

    And she said this while keeping a straight face? Wow, I’m impressed.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. OrbitMonkey

    ^ oh your too kind *blushes*

    #17 3 years ago
  18. OlderGamer

    Excesive much?

    While I do believe that Sony should be held liable for any damages related to loss of users personal information, this is just stupid. Prolly going to be a lot of this type of thing to be honest.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Mike

    Awesome.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Christopher Jack

    That’s around $100 for each affected member, wouldn’t make sense unless there’s actual proof of stolen credit cards details & even after that, Sony should only be reimbursing those who have proof of their money being stolen.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. NightCrawler1970

    @16 photo photo of that chick… link link… oops forget to say PLEEAASSE!!!!
    lmao

    #21 3 years ago
  22. NightCrawler1970

    @20, seriously $100,- bucks? well someone unauthorize withdraw from our account ammount of $39,99 EA game, we have bankstatement.. so i get $100,- back from Sony??? cool!!! 60 bucks psn prepay card, awesome

    #22 3 years ago
  23. NeoSquall

    @7 point. set. match.

    On to the next twat that thinks he/she can feast on this scandal.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Rad430

    @1.vultures :D.
    yeah you’ve got a point there.
    surely this childish acts are pointless.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Christopher Jack

    @22, That’s what this bitch is asking for, $100 per each account with attached credit card details.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    hahahahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

    #26 3 years ago
  27. theevilaires

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDlRY1Wf-ns&NR=1 :D

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Stoopid_Snot

    @3 LOL

    #28 3 years ago

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