Lawyers representing around 2,000 people believe it is the largest group consumer action in English legal history.
Insurers for Argos, Homebase, Walmsleys and some smaller companies have admitted liability for their customers’ injuries and agreed to pay compensation claims.
Last month the court ruled that victims who bought their furniture from the now dissolved Land of Leather would not be in line for a pay-out.
Its insurers, Zurich, successfully argued that the company had breached the terms of its insurance policy, and therefore it did not need to pay out. Read more….