United Kingdom

On behalf of the team

On 2 February 2021, the London High Court of Justice gave judgment regarding two procedural issues in the British Airways data breach case.[1] Firstly, the court ruled that the cut-off date (the date until which people can join the group litigation) was to be extended. A later cut-off date helps knowing the extent of the potential group and allows the claimants to benefit from advertising efforts. Secondly, the court ruled advertising costs to increase the class size would not be recoverable from British Airways.

[1] High Court of Justice 2 February 2021, [2021] EWHC 217 (QB), Case No. QB-2020-000208.