The suit also accuses the company of waiting too long to inform users about the breach, preventing them from making "an informed decision as to whether to change credit card numbers, close the exposed accounts, check their credit reports, or take other mitigating actions." The suit is seeking compensatory damages for the time and costs required to check their credit reports or change their credit or debit card information, as well as compensation for the PSN downtime.
According to IGN, Rothken Law Firm co-counsel J.R. Parker said in a statement, "Sony's breach of its customers' trust is staggering." He added, "Sony promised its customers that their information would be kept private. One would think that a large multinational corporation like Sony has strong protective measures in place to prevent the unauthorized disclosure of personal information, including credit card information. Apparently, Sony doesn't."
A PDF of the court document is embedded after the jump.