April 19, 2011

Winners and Losers under Liability Law

Bangkok Post, Corporate Counsellor Column

Until recently, Thailand had no comprehensive law directly addressing product liability issues. As a result, claims for product liability in Thailand were usually made through use of the Consumer Protection Act and the Civil and Commercial Code. However, this changed with the passage of the Product Liability Act B.E. 2551 (2008) in December 2007. This article introduces the key aspects of the new law: the strict liability standard, the types of defects covered by the law, and the defenses that are available to a defendant-operator.

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