Category: Group Actions

BA cyber-attack compensation deadline: 12 months to go!

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We’re now just 12 months away from the official BA cyber-attack compensation deadline for the formal Group Litigation Order that has been established.

By order of the High Court of Justice, in October 2018, a formal GLO was put into place. This means that all cases that form as part of this action will be managed as part of the joint proceedings. Our firm has been appointed to the Steering Committee that’s responsible for the overall conduct of the litigation, and the deadline to join was set for 17th January 2021.

You may not be worried about the deadline given how far away it is. You should take heed of it, and there’s really no reason as to why you should delay starting your case.

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The official BA data breach group action

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Here’s some information about the official BA data breach group action. There is only one formal Group Litigation Order (GLO) action, which is important for people to understand.

The primary reason as to why we’re discussing this is because there are a lot of law firms saying a lot of different things when it comes to data breach cases. Several are claiming to be “the experts” and claiming that they “lead the field”, but it’s vital to look beneath these soundbites to understand who you’re really dealing with. And since the British Airways GLO was formally given the go-ahead by Mr Justice Warby in October, many more lawyers are now getting involved.

Here’s some vital information for you.

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The British Airways Data Event Group Litigation

The British Airways Data Event Group Litigation was formally established after a hearing that took place on 4th October 2019.

The purpose of this action – which is a formal Group Litigation Order (GLO) – is for the common issues for victims affected by the 2018 BA cyber-attacks to be argued as one. There’s little point in arguing each individual case when the issues are so common, so if we can get the common issues resolved, it then becomes a matter of individual compensation.

We know that it can be somewhat confusing to know where to turn when you need legal advice and representation. Here’s some advice about the official GLO that may be useful for you.

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British Airways data class action insight

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As the British Airways data class action remains the hot topic of the data breach compensation world right now, we think that it’s important to put victims in the know when it comes to the recent developments.

And this is especially important now that the formal Group Litigation Order (GLO) has been given the go ahead by Mr Justice Warby in October this year. This means that it’s all now formal and there are court deadlines in place, and it’s important for Claimants to know what they now need to do.

Here’s some information about what the GLO means and what people now need to do to make sure that they can get involved in what’s set to be one of the biggest battles for justice ever seen.

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BA data breach class action: what you need to know

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Here’s a bit of a brief ‘what you need to know’ when it comes to the BA data breach class action, given that we continue to take new cases on all the time.

We understand that many people will want the answers to a number of questions before they sign-up for a case. It can be a bit scary when it comes to formally instructing a lawyer to represent you for something like this, so let’s try and put your mind at ease.

We’ll answer some of the common questions that are asked, but as always, please don’t hesitate to speak to our team if you need to. To go ahead and sign-up to join the BA Groupie Action, you can visit the website here.

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British Airways GDPR fine and group action were avoidable

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The mammoth British Airways GDPR fine and the group action for compensation we’re on the Steering Committee for were totally avoidable, meaning the airline could have saved themselves a fortune.

Research from HackerOne indicated that a simple Bug Bounty that could have cost less than £10,000.00 may have identified the vulnerabilities that led to the successful 2018 cyber-attack incidents. In fact, such a bounty could also have stopped the Carphone Warehouse, Ticketmaster and TalkTalk hacks as well, it’s understood.

The fact that this was avoidable can help the prospects of succeeding with the BA Group Action, although it’s important to know the difference between the fines and the compensation for victims.

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British Airways data breach group action guide

With the British Airways data breach group action given the go ahead earlier this month, it’s important to know how best to approach making a claim for compensation.

Commonly, when new group actions get the go ahead, loads of law firms start marketing their services for cases. Some of these firms haven’t even been helping people since news of the cyberattacks broke last year and are coat-tailing off the back of those of us who have been at the front of the fight for justice for a long time now.

If it has all got a bit confusing, which we know it can do, read this concise guide for a few helpful pointers from a law firm appointed to the Steering Committee of the BA Group Action.

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Join the British Airways hack compensation action

You can find out if you’re eligible to join the British Airways hack compensation quickly and easily by checking your eligibility on the BA Group Action website here.

In minutes, and with just a few simple questions answered, we can normally let you know if you may have a case. Ultimately, you should have been informed if you were affected by the 2018 cyber-attacks, and if you were, you should be able to join the action.

We recommend that anyone who’s serious about claiming sign-up now to get their case started without delay in order to safeguard their place in the litigation.

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Influx of new clients sign-up to join the BA Group Action

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There has been an influx of new clients signing up to join the BA Group Action following the big hearing that took place on 4th October 2019.

News that Mr Justice Warby has given the green light for the GLO (Group Litigation Order) to proceed garnered a great deal of media attention, with Director Aman Johal giving his insight into the developments.

With news of the action getting the go ahead, a new wave of clients have started their cases via the BA Group Action website, and we’re more than happy to help them!

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BA group action court case given green light to proceed

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Mr Justice Warby has given the go ahead for the BA group action court case to proceed as our firm is appointed to the Steering Committee responsible for the conduct of proceedings.

We’re delighted that we have been appointed by the High Court to the Steering Committee, and it’s an important step toward justice for the hundreds of thousands affected with the green light for the GLO (Group Litigation Order) given.

We’ve also been successful in ensuring that the deadline to claim is not as short as the lawyers for British Airways had originally wanted.

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Am I affected by the BA data breach? Find out today

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If you’re not sure whether you were affected by the BA data breach incidents of 2018, or if you’re not sure that you can do about it, we can help.

You should have been informed if your information has been at risk of exposure because BA should have told you by now. Whether they have or haven’t, there’s a really simple way that you can find out today if you’re eligible to join the BA Group Action.

All you need to do is go to the BA Group Action site here and answer the initial questions. This doesn’t sign you up for a claim but does allow you to know if you can join the group action or not. And with an important court hearing taking place this Friday, now is the time to get your case sorted if you’ve yet to finalise it.

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British Airways class action Daily Mail feature: 17 weeks to join

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Lawyers fighting for justice in the British Airways class action have spoken to the Daily Mail about the potential for an incredibly short court cut-off date of just 17 WEEKS to join the action.

Aman Johal, Director of Your Lawyers, hailed the actions of BA’s lawyers as a “new low” and a “disgrace”. He said:

(BA) has let down hundreds of thousands of customers by losing their card payment details. Now it is failing them again by giving everyone affected just 17 weeks to claim rightful compensation for the distress caused. Never mind ‘To fly, to serve’, BA should change its tagline to ‘To fly, to swerve responsibility’. I encourage everyone affected to act quickly to ensure they don’t miss out.”

If you’ve yet to sign-up to join the BA Group Action, we recommend that you do so as soon as you possibly can to avoid missing out.

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