September 4, 2008

Punitive Damages Now Available in Thailand

Thailand News Today reports (in a blog post authored by Chaiporn Supvoranid, a partner at Baker & McKenzie), that Thailand has passed a law known as the "Consumer Cases Act" which "introduces several new concepts into the Thai legal system such as punitive damages . . . ." This seems to cut against the trend reported elsewhere that foreign jurisdictions are generally hostile to U.S.-style punitive damages.