Account Holders Who Had a PlayStation Network, Qriocity, or Sony Online Entertainment Account Before May 15, 2011
Could Get Benefits from a Class Action Settlement.
There is a settlement with Sony Network Entertainment International LLC ("SNE"), Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC ("SCEA"), and Sony Online Entertainment LLC (now known as Daybreak Game Company LLC) ("SOE") in a class action lawsuit about the illegal and unauthorized attacks in April 2011 on the computer network systems used to provide the Sony PlayStation Network, Qriocity, and SOE services (the "Intrusions").
Accountholders can get benefits if they had a PlayStation Network ("PSN") account, a Qriocity account, or an SOE account at any time before May 15, 2011.
The settlement offers payments equal to credit balances (if applicable credit balance is $2.00 or more) in inactive accounts, game and online service benefits for holders of active accounts, and reimbursements for certain out-of-pocket expenses from any identity theft proven to have resulted from the Intrusions.
Eligible Settlement Class Members who sent in a timely and valid Claim Form by the deadline of September 4, 2015 for any wallet balance payment, game and online service benefits, will be sent their benefit by March 2, 2016. Eligible Settlement Class members who submitted a timely and valid Claim and supporting documentation for an identity-theft-reimbursement payment under the settlement will be sent the benefit after March 2, 2016.
PSN game, theme, and online service benefits will be distributed by sending voucher code(s) by email at the email address provided on your claim form. The SOE “Station Cash” benefit will be credited to your Daybreak account with “Daybreak Cash.” Wallet balance payments and identity-theft-reimbursement payments will be mailed. Please note that reimbursements will be sent only when the reimbursement amounts are final under the terms of the settlement.
• The Claim submission deadline of September 4, 2015 has passed. No additional Claims are being accepted.
• At the final fairness hearing held on May 4, 2015, the district court granted final approval of the settlement. The district court’s Judgment was entered on May 6, 2015. The Judgment also granted Co-Lead Settlement Class Counsel’s request for an award of attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses in the combined amount of $2,750,000.
• The Music Unlimited service is no longer available. Class Members who submitted a valid claim for the Qriocity User Benefit will receive a $9.99 cash payment, which is the retail value of the previously-offered one month of free service to Music Unlimited.