The United States leads the world in the number of and costs / awards resulting from class action litigation, which allows claimants to combine their relatively small or non-monetized claims against one or more defendants across jurisdictions. While federal and state bodies in the United States strive at various times to limit the scope of class actions, other countries are establishing the means to prosecute them. Thailand recently established the right for its citizens to bring class actions in its Act Amending the Civil Procedure Code of Thailand, taking effect December 2015.
How the potential for class action litigation in various countries impacts corporate interests and decisions may be an important consideration in determining international design, production, and marketing risks. Ally Law member firms are experienced in class action and multi-jurisdiction litigation as well as corporate planning for such hazards. For more information about our services in this area, contact us at email@example.com.
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By Duensing Kippen.