Simont Braun assists Test Achats in its class action against Ryanair
Estimated time to read this article2 min
Date of publication11 July 2019
Author(s)Charles-Edouard Lambert, Marc Baetens-Spetschinsky, Rafaël Jafferali
Simont Braun is representing Test Achats which seeks to receive compensation for passengers who were victims of repeated strikes by the Ryanair staff in summer 2018. The total compensation is estimated at € 16 million.
We now expect a judgment on the admissibility of the claim. A time-period will then start to allow Test Achats and Ryanair to negotiate. If they reach an agreement, the latter will be subject to approval by the Court. If not, the case will be pleaded on the merits.
This class action is the 8th of its kind in Belgium since the entry into force of the law in 2014. It will raise landmark consumer law questions and high-end cross-border procedural issues.
Needless to say, we will keep you informed of the next developments.