A judge overseeing a class action suit against Sony stemming from a data breach
earlier this year said that many of the charges brought against the company did not apply.
U.S. District Judge Anthony Battaglia recently issued an order that dismissed many claims against the electronics company, including those of negligence, unjust enrichment, bailment, and violations of California's consumer protection laws, according to a report from Courthouse News Service
. In particular, Battaglia said the company did not violate those state statutes because none of the plaintiffs were subscribed to the company's premium services, and therefore received those they did use free of charge.
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