LAKE SUCCESS, New York, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The following statement is being issued by Garden City Group, LLC regarding In re Sony PS3 “Other OS” Litigation.
The sole purpose of this notice is to inform you of the settlement so that you can decide what to do.
A proposed settlement has been reached in the nationwide class action lawsuit, In re Sony PS3 “Other OS” Litigation, United States District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. C-10-1811 (YGR). This lawsuit challenges Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC’s (“SCEA”) decision to disable the Other OS functionality from “Fat” PS3 computer entertainment consoles through Firmware Update 3.21, released on April 1, 2010. “Fat” PS3 consoles were consoles manufactured with the ability to install a Linux operating system as an alternative to the game operating system. SCEA is the defendant and denies all allegations.
If the settlement is approved and you are a Class Member, you may be eligible to submit a claim for benefits. This litigation involves two classes. Consumer Class A is all persons in the United States who purchased a Fat PS3 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. Consumer Class B is all persons in the United States who purchased a Fat PS3 between November 1, 2006 and April 1, 2010 from an authorized retailer for family, personal and/or household use. The benefit for both classes is monetary, $55 (for Consumer Class A) or $9 (for Consumer Class B). The deadline for submitting claim forms is December 7, 2016. Claim forms and exemplars of acceptable forms of proof of use for each category in Consumer Class A are available on the Settlement Website or may be obtained by calling the Settlement Administrator. Please note that these are not the sole forms of acceptable proof but merely serve as examples. If you have questions about whether your proof for membership in Class A is acceptable, please contact the Settlement Administrator.
You may choose to exclude yourself from the settlement by sending your name, address, PS3 serial number and PSN Network ID along with a statement that you wish to be excluded to the Settlement Administrator at the address below. If you exclude yourself, you will not receive anything but will retain your right to sue. You may also object to the settlement with the option to appear at the final approval hearing with your own attorney at your cost. If you do nothing or object to the settlement, you will be bound by its terms and cannot later sue SCEA. All exclusion requests and objections must be submitted by December 7, 2016.
Please contact the Settlement Administrator at the below address or visit: www.OtherOsSettlement.com for more information. The Settlement Administrator is:
Sony PS Other OS Litigation
c/o Garden City Group, LLC
P.O. Box 10312
Dublin, OH 43017-5912
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT SCEA OR THE COURT FOR INFORMATION