LITIGATION AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE VERDICT IN CONSUMER CASES
This research aims to study the history, meaning, concepts, theories, class-action principles and consumer protection. Study legal measures regarding litigation and the effect of verdicts in consumer cases. This allowed the study participants to gain an understanding of the history of class-action litigation. The purpose of class-action is to manage the case, increase the efficiency of the remedy, the verdict in the same way, and reduce the burden of expenses. And create legal measures to prevent acts that violate the rights of citizens, have an understanding of the model of class action by government agencies, private sectors and associations. The legal principles relating to class-action proceedings are the rule of law, the principle of litigation power, the principle of disputed rights, the principle of fairness, the principle of protection of the public interest, the principle of dignity of the judgment, the criteria for class-action, the introduction of the case to a class-action trial, as well as the outcome of the verdict and the remedy of the rights of members to prosecute in class action. Thailand's Judicial System in Relation to Consumer Cases The court will consider the consumer case at the Judiciary, Consumer Litigation Division. It's not a special court. There is a broad classification of consumer cases under Section 3 of the Consumer Procedure Act B.E. 2551, causing confusion for the public to take cases to court, defining the type of consumer case to be clear, or explaining the definition of consumer lawsuits to be more easily understood by the public, which can make it easier, more convenient and faster for consumers to exercise their right to prosecute consumers.
Litigation / Outcome of Verdict / Consumer Lawsuit