A class action lawsuit has been filed by a Canadian woman, Natasha Maksimovic (21), that seeks damages from the intrusion into the PlayStation Network that was announced this past week. This lawsuit is being filed on behalf of about 1 million PlayStation Network and Qriocity users. The lawsuit is seeking damages, which include Sony having to pay credit monitoring and fraud insurance fees for two years.
The action filed by the Canadian resident contains allegations that have yet to be proven in court. The statement for the claim revealed that she had signed up for the PlayStation Network and Qriocity to use her PSP and Sony E-book reader. “The defendants delayed notifying the proper law enforcement agencies and delayed in notifying and/or warning the plaintiff and other class members of the potential theft of their personal information and/or financial data,” the filing claims. The claimant alleges Sony has exposed PlayStation and Qriocity users to identity theft and theft from bank and credit cards and “fear, anxiety (and) emotional distress.” Sony has 20 days to file a statement of defense in Canada.
[Sources: The Canadian Press and McPhadden Samac Tuovi]