The water tower at the Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. studios in Culver City, Calif., Dec. 18, 2014
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By NBC News
November 26, 2015

A federal judge has given preliminary approval to a settlement of up to $8 million between Sony Pictures Entertainment and current and former employees related to the hack of the company’s computers last year.

U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner provided the preliminary approval Friday and scheduled a final approval hearing for March. Under the deal, Sony agreed to reimburse employees up to $10,000 apiece for identity-theft losses, to cover the cost of credit-fraud protection services and to pay for plaintiffs’ legal fees…

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