Man sues Sony for ToS update forbidding suing

By Brenna Hillier, Monday, 19 December 2011 23:22 GMT

A class action suit has been filed against Sony’s alleged unfair business practices, thanks to its terms of service update forbidding class action lawsuits.

Gamespot reports an individual in North Carolina has filed suit against Sony over the September update explicitly preventing class action lawsuits.

The suit takes a similar line to one recently thrown out of a US federal court for lack of evidence in arguing that Sony is being unfair in asking players to choose between accepting the new terms of service or foregoing access to the PlayStation Network.

As well as the OtherOS suit mentioned above, Sony was hit by at least 55 class action suits as a result of the mid-April hack, which brought about an extended downtime and potential user information compromise.

Microsoft has instituted similar policy changes preventing class action suits.

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