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.
The official British Airways Data Event Group Litigation
There’s only one official British Airways Data Event Group Litigation that’s proceeding in The Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice (Media and Communications List). The managing Judge is Mr Justice Warby, and he was the Judge that gave the go ahead for the GLO in early October.
A Steering Committee has been formed which is responsible for the overall conduct of the primary ligation. By order of the High Court, we have been appointed to the Steering Committee which means that we remain at the forefront of the action for justice and compensation.
The aim of the GLO is to resolve the common issues that most claimants will have. The key question to be answered is whether the data event entitles victims to compensation in accordance with the law of England and Wales. If the answer is yes, the GLO can then become about settling individual claims.
What happens now?
Now that the British Airways Data Event Group Litigation has been formally established, the court has imposed a cut-off date in January 2021.
Between now and then, we need to make sure that people know that they can join the BA Group Action and understand what steps they need to take to make sure that they’re ready before time runs out.
There’s a great deal more to it than just registering your information with a law firm. You need to make sure that your lawyers have all the correct evidence and documentation in advance of the deadline, and new requirements may occur between now and then as well. We also need to make sure that you are a part of the funding and insurance agreements we have in place to make sure that you can be a part of the action and ensure that you have protection if something goes wrong.
Join the group action today
We are confident that the British Airways Data Event Group Litigation will succeed which is why we’re offering No Win, No Fee representation for our clients.
You can join the BA Group Action via the website here where you can check that you’re eligible and then sign-up for a case right away.
We’ll keep you updated as to the progress of things. As a Steering Committee firm that’s at the forefront of the legal battle, we can make sure that you’re properly updated.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.
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