Why It’s Significant
As the expected class of users affected exceeded 4 million, the case was brought as a representative action under Rule 19.6 of the Civil Procedure Rules. After decisions going both ways at first instance and on appeal, the Supreme Court ruled that the case could not proceed as a representative action. The decision however is important both on the scope to seek redress for breaches of data protection legislation in England and Wales and also on the potential to bring representative actions within that jurisdiction.
The case is an example of Therium’s innovative approach to securing collective redress on behalf of groups of victims affected by wrongdoing.
Securities Claim/ Shareholder Dispute / Group Litigation / Collective Redress / Investor Loss / Consumer Class Action
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