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Federal Sony data breach lawsuit settled, lawyer says

Former Sony Pictures Entertainment employees whose personal information was posted online last year after a massive data breach have reached a settlement in a proposed class action lawsuit, their attorneys said Wednesday. The settlement was announced in a filing in a federal lawsuit that was seeking class-action status on behalf of nearly 50,000 current and former Sony employees whose private personal, financial and medical information was posted online. The filing does not detail the settlement's terms or how many people would be covered under it. "We believe the proposed settlement is a favorable resolution of the claims asserted by the plaintiffs," attorney Daniel C....