Remember last year's PSN outage? How can anyone forget, when even the mainstream media covered the incident. Well, to no one's surprise, lawsuits were filed against Sony by multiple entities, though the company is now finding itself free and clear in at least one case.
A U.S. district judge has cleared Sony of any wrongdoing in a class-action lawsuit. The lawsuit claimed that Sony "negligently failed to provide adequate firewalls and safeguards," which then put more than 69 million PlayStation users at risk. Well, Judge Anthony Battaglia disagreed, declaring that Sony hadn't violated any consumer protection laws.
On top of that, none of the plaintiffs were PlayStation Plus subscribers, "and thus received the PSN services free of cost."
As it stands, Sony did nothing illegal during the entire PSN debacle, regardless of whether you think they were wrong or not. After the incident, Sony attempted to placate irritated users by giving away free games and a month of free PS Plus through their "Welcome Back" program.