10/02/2021

DLA Piper

High Court decision may reduce the number of group-litigation

A judgment handed down in the High Court following a costs and case management conference looks to have dealt a blow to claimant solicitors seeking to pursue data protection group-action compensation claims in the UK. This judgment reinforces a Court of Appeal decision, which ruled that marketing expenditure is not recoverable from the defendants as part of the legal costs. Meanwhile, MediaPost reports that a coalition of Big Tech companies and trade associations filed a brief to the US Supreme Court questioning consumers' rights to bring privacy class-action cases. 

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