Firmware and system updates tend to make this generation of console owners more than a little skittish when they first become available for download. It makes sense: nearly every time an update comes out, news stories spring up across the web about how a number of consoles have been bricked by the new software. History seems to be repeating itself with the PlayStation 3 v3.00 firmware update, which was launched in September. After numerous reports of PS3s suffering hardware failures following the installation of the update, a class action suit has been filed against Sony for the problems caused.
On October 3, John Kennedy of Florida filed a class action suit against Sony Computer Entertainment America in the San Francisco Division of the Northern District Court of California. The suit implicates Sony for several complaints, including breach of implied warranty, negligence, unjust enrichment, and negligent misrepresentation.