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SONY PlayStation 3 OS Class Action Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

The lawsuit claims that disabling the Other OS functionality in Fat PS3s through a firmware update constituted an unfair and unlawful business practice and false advertising.

Docket Number:

C-10-1811

Company: Sony Corporation

Filing Deadline: December 7, 2016

Class Period: November 1, 2006 to April 1, 2010

Objection Deadline: December 7, 2016

Exclusion Deadline: December 7, 2016

Final Approval Hearing: January 24, 2017

Proof of Purchase:

Claimants must provide either a proof of sale such as a receipt or the device's serial number.

Eligibility:

This lawsuit has two classes. You are a member of the Settlement Class if you belong to either:

  • Consumer Class A: You purchased a Fat PS3 in the United States between November 1, 2006 and April 1, 2010, from an authorized retailer for family, personal, and/or household use and used the Other OS functionality after installation of a Linux operating system on your Fat PS3; or  
  • Consumer Class B: You purchased a Fat PS3 in the United States between November 1, 2006, and April 1, 2010, from an authorized retailer for family, personal, and/or household use.
Typical Settlement Amount:

Members of Class A are eligible for $55 and members of Class B are eligible for $9.

Total Settlement Amount:

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$3,500

Law Firms:
Calvo Fisher and Jacob LLP
Finkelstein Thompson LLP
Hausfeld LLP

Claim Form: Consumer Claim Form

Case Name: In re Sony PS3 “Other OS” Litigation

Settlement Website: In re Sony PS3 “Other OS” Litigation

Claims Administrator:
Garden City Group, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

In re Sony PS3 “Other OS” Litigation
c/o Garden City Group, LLC
P.O. Box 10312
Dublin, OH 43017-5912

info@OtherOsSettlement.com

1(855)720-1264

Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Labels, Untrue Product Claims