Canadian lawsuit demands $1 billion in damages from Sony

Wednesday, 4 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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