Friday, July 26, 2013

Non Pecuniary Damages In Wrongful Acts: The Difference Between US And Thai Law

Liability for non pecuniary damages remains a much talked about issue in the area of tort law, namely because it is so controversial whether it should be granted or not. The topic has been discussed at length in various academic articles.

This article however takes a slightly different approach.  Worrawong Atcharawonghai, Judge of Phuket Provincial Court and Thai Barrister at Law, analyses the difference between the law of non-pecuniary damages in Thailand and in the US and considers applying the concept of the US non-pecuniary damages based system to Thailand where it is not really recognized

He argues that Thai personal injury law should undergo reform, and that in particular non pecuniary damages causing death should be available and that more discretion should be awarded to courts with regards to the amount of damages that can be awarded.

Read the full article here  

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