SFMS Announces Preliminary Approval Of The Sony Vaio Class Action Settlement

October 21st, 2009

Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP announces that on October 15, 2009, the Superior Court of California, the Honorable Luis R. Vargas presiding, preliminarily approved a settlement in a consumer class action, involving alleged problems with Sony Vaio GRX notebook computers. The settlement class consists of all persons or entities in the United States who purchased, not for resale, or received as gifts Sony Vaio GRX notebook computers in the 500 and 600 series (including, PCG-GRX500, PCG-GRX510, PCG-GRX520, PCG-GRX550, PCG-GRX560, PCG-GRX570, PCG-GRX580, PCG-GRX590, PCG-GRX600, PCG-GRX650, PCG-GRX670, and PCG-GRX690). Class Members who purchased Sony Vaio GRX notebook computers in the 500 and 600 series may receive money back, if during certain time periods (as outlined in the Class Notice), they paid Sony or a third party service provider to replace their notebook's motherboard and/or resolder the memory sockets due to a motherboard failure. Further, individuals who obtained a documented repair estimate to replace their Vaio notebook's motherboard and/or resolder the memory sockets due to a motherboard failure, but opted to have no repair, may also receive compensation pursuant to the terms outlined in the Settlement Agreement. In order to receive benefits under this settlement, Class Members must submit a valid Proof of Claim Form. Claim Forms must be postmarked no later than April 3, 2010. More information concerning the settlement is also available at www.esupport.sony.com/vaiogrxsettlement.

Please click here for a copy of the Court's Order Preliminarily Approving the Settlement.

If you have questions concerning the settlement, please contact James C. Shah (1-877-891-9880; jshah@sfmslaw.com)