Following the key court hearing at the start of October, the Group Action Lawyers has seen a surge in people signing up to join the BA Group Action lawsuit.
Mr Justice Warby gave the green light for a Group Litigation Order (GLO) to proceed, which means the entire potential Claimant pool (of around 500,000) can bring their claims together.
At the time of the hearing, only a few thousand people had started their case. Following the news of the GLO getting the go ahead, and news of the Steering Committee appointment, we’ve seen an expected influx of people now joining up to the BA Group Action.
Surge in sign-ups to join the BA Group Action a positive sign
We’re seeing the recent surge in claimants signing up to join the BA Group Action lawsuit as a positive sign, and it’s a positive sign.
Ultimately, there can be strength in numbers. At the same time, we also want to make sure that as many people as possible who are entitled to make a case and want the justice that they deserve initiate a claim.
We can tell you from considerable experience (over 40 different group and multi-party actions to date) that these kinds of developments often lead to growth in claimant recruitment. It’s important that people are made aware of their rights, and know that they can be entitled to claim for data breach compensation.
What happens next in the action?
The court hearing established a far more reasonable cut-off date for people to sign up and join the BA Group Action than what was originally desired by the lawyers working for the airline.
As we’ve previously advised, the lawyers for British Airways had wanted a short cut-off date of just 17 weeks to claim. We were successful in ensuring that a longer cut-off is imposed, and it should now be set for January 2021, which gives people more time to join.
As part of the Steering Committee that’s conducting the litigation, we’re at the forefront of the fight for justice. Our advice is that people should start a case sooner rather than later. There’s a great deal of work to be done between now and the deadline, and there could be offers, evidence / information requests, and other things to work on in the coming months.
How to join the BA Group Action
If you’re eligible to join, you can also start a case using the sign-up process on the website.
It’s No Win, No Fee. You can confirm your agreement to this via the sign-up process, which also allows you to formally join the claimant group and take advantage of the funding and insurance that has been put in place to protect you.
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First published by Author on October 16, 2019
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