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  • Thailand News

    Red Bull family sues for defamation after son’s hit and run incident

    Chalerm Yoovidhya, the son of the Red Bull co-founder, has initiated legal proceedings against a TV presenter and former police lieutenant colonel for defamation, seeking compensation of 50 million baht. The accusations stem from statements implicating him in the alleged use of 300 million baht to sway favour towards his son, Vorayuth ‘Boss’ Yoovidhya, after a fatal hit-and-run incident. Represented…

  • China News

    Flushed frustration: Sacked employee in bathroom break battle

    A Chinese company employee, dismissed for excessively long bathroom breaks during work hours, sued his employer for compensation but faced counter-evidence. The employee, from Nantong in Jiangsu province, demanded 200,000 yuan (approximately 1 million baht) for what he claimed was an illegal termination. As an employee at an electrical circuit company since June 2015, Liu has been responsible for inspecting…

  • Business News

    NBTC board rejects new mobile tariff structure due to lack of study

    The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) board declined to approve a new tariff structure for mobile services, citing a lack of comprehensive study on the matter. The proposed tariff would have charged customers on a per-second basis, reflecting actual usage. The board has voiced concerns over the potential for increased costs for consumers and has asked for a more…

  • Thailand News

    Rayong fishing groups sue Star Petroleum over oil spill devastation

    A class action lawsuit has been initiated by 14 individuals from Rayong, representing fishing groups and local businesses. They are suing Star Petroleum Refining Company (SPRC), the owner of an underwater oil pipeline that ruptured in 2022, claiming that the subsequent major oil spill has devastated their livelihoods. These individuals are part of a local fishing community known as Pak…

  • Thailand News

    Thai lecturer’s 10 million baht lawsuit after mental health dismissal

    Sombat Boongamanong, also known as Polka Dot, has shed light on the life journey of Dr Keng, a scholarship student who, after completing her PhD in England, returned to work as a Thai university lecturer. However, she fell ill and was asked to resign by the university management, leading to a lawsuit seeking over 10 million baht. Sombat arrived this…

  • Cannabis News

    Supreme court dismisses cannabis case against former Health Minister Anutin

    The Supreme Administrative Court has put an end to a lawsuit targeting the former Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul over his legalisation of cannabis. The plaintiffs, who took legal action against the former minister, have been categorically defined as not being direct victims of the legalisation of cannabis, hence their case has been dismissed. This news follows in the…

  • Thailand News

    Pang Cha apologises for copyright infringement over logo design

    Pang Cha, a popular Thai tea brand, has publicly apologized for allegedly infringing on copyrighted material used as inspiration for their logo. The controversy began when Peeramon Chomdhavat, an expert in traditional Thai clothing, compared the logo of Pang Cha to an image of a Thai woman on a Regency calendar on his Facebook page, questioning the originality of the…

  • Business News

    AIS withdraws lawsuit against NBTC over True-DTAC merger approval

    AIS, the telecommunications giant, recently took a surprising turn as it withdrew its case against the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission’s (NBTC) decision, which recognised the merger between True Corporation and Total Access Communication (DTAC), its two direct competitors. The lawsuit contended that the NBTC board had failed to exercise its authority to regulate the deal according to existing regulations.…

  • Thailand News

    Thai store owner demands 102 million baht in trade mark dispute over #Pangcha

    A recent trade mark dispute involving the trending hashtag #Pangcha has drawn nationwide attention. The dispute arose when a popular store sued smaller retailers for using the name Pangcha, claiming it violated their trade mark and demanding 102 million baht in damages. In response to the controversy, Kanchai disclosed during an afternoon talk show that Pangcha originated his establishment, Ice…

  • Thailand News

    Tragic injection: Medical mishap leaves young Trang boy’s life hanging by a thread

    A severe incident of medical negligence occurred in Trang Province, where a four year old boy’s condition worsened and then he nearly died after allegedly receiving a wrongful adrenaline injection by a nurse. The Trang Province Public Health Office has initiated an investigation into the case, as stated by Chief Physician Sinchai Rongdech. The incident saw the light of the…

  • Crime News

    Man awarded multimillion-dollar payout for wrongful conviction in 1986 murder case

    In a significant development, a New Zealand man received a multimillion-dollar compensation package after enduring nearly 18 years of imprisonment for a murder he didn’t commit. Alan Hall, first convicted and sentenced to life in 1986 for his alleged involvement in a fatal stabbing during an Auckland home invasion, has finally been served justice in the form of generous financial…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok’s Ashton Asoke in legal crisis over construction permit

    The 50-storey Ashton Asoke Condominium in Bangkok, an impressive high-rise establishment, is in hot water. After a recent judgement by the Supreme Administrative Court revoked its crucial construction permit, the Governor of Bangkok, Chadchart Sittipunt, faces increasing pressure to intervene. This decision escalates the ongoing legal conflict involving the 233 billion baht project, located in the Watthana district. This judgement…

  • Thailand News

    Relative denies sexually assaulting 15 year old pregnant teenager

    A shocking case was brought to the attention of Bang Sao Thong Police authorities, involving a pregnant 15 year old girl who had allegedly been sexually assaulted by her relative. The ramifications of this incident reverberated through the local community of Bang Sao Thong, Samut Prakan. The recent developments unfolded around noon on July 18, at Bang Sao Thong Police…

  • World News

    Man leaves after woman brings 23 relatives on first date, takes legal action

    A Chinese man was left shocked and out of pocket after his blind date brought 23 relatives to the restaurant. The woman, Ms Zhang, later sued her date, Mr Liu, to recover the hefty bill for the meal. Mr Liu from Jilin Province, China, met Ms Zhang through a chaperone and arranged to have their first date at a restaurant…

  • World News

    Supreme Court grants Slack reprieve in shareholder lawsuit over 2019 direct listing

    The US Supreme Court has granted Slack Technologies, a subsidiary of Salesforce, an opportunity to evade a shareholder lawsuit regarding the company’s 2019 direct listing. In a unanimous ruling, the court overturned a previous decision that allowed Fiyyaz Pirani’s proposed class action lawsuit to proceed, citing an incorrect interpretation of federal investor protection law. The San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit…

  • World News

    TikTok sues Montana over unconstitutional app ban violating free speech rights

    TikTok has filed a lawsuit in a US federal court to prevent the state of Montana from implementing a ban on the video-sharing app, claiming the move violates the right to free speech. Set to commence in 2024, the ban was signed into law by Montana Governor Greg Gianforte on May 17, who cited the protection of Montanans’ personal and…

  • Thailand News

    ITV closes its operations since 2007 and files lawsuits against the Prime Minister’s Office

    Anupong Chayrith, the Deputy Director of the Public Relations Department of Thailand (PRD/Thai PBS), confirmed on Wednesday that ITV Co., Ltd. has ceased operations since 2007, and likewise, its subsidiary, which provided filming equipment rentals, has also closed down. However, they are maintaining their legal status as they take legal action against the Office of the Prime Minister’s Secretariat. This…

  • World News

    Disney sues Florida Governor DeSantis over theme park district takeover

    Disney filed a lawsuit against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis yesterday, claiming that his administration’s takeover of the company’s theme park district is part of “a targeted campaign of government retaliation” to punish Disney for exercising its constitutional right to free speech. The escalating conflict between the entertainment giant and DeSantis, who is a potential Republican presidential candidate for 2024, has…

  • Crime News

    American TikTok star sues Porsche dealer in Thailand

    An American TikTok star and his Thai girlfriend filed a lawsuit against a Porsche dealership in Thailand showroom claiming that the used car they paid 13 million baht for is not only a different model than they ordered but it doesn’t work. Yesterday at 4.30pm, 39 year old Sam [psuedonym] and his wife [name reserved] met with celebrity lawyer Decha…

  • Technology News

    Two women sue Apple saying AirTag product gives stalkers access to their whereabouts

    Two women are reportedly suing Apple, claiming its AirTag product gives potential stalkers access to one’s whereabouts. One of those women says she found an AirTag tracking device in the wheel well of her car, while the second woman says she found one in her child’s backpack. The lawsuit alleges that the company had failed to heed warnings from advocacy…

  • Covid-19 News

    Moderna suing Pfizer for using their tech in Covid vaccines

    After Pfizer/BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine brought in US$22 billion so far this year compared to Moderna’s US$10.4 billion, Moderna is suing Pfizer, claiming they copied technology in developing their vaccines. Moderna, a decade-old company that had been pioneering mRNA technology long before Covid-19, had said at the start of the pandemic that they wouldn’t enforce related patents to help the world…

  • World News

    Heard’s lawyer says actress unable to pay Depp more than US$10 million in damages

    Following a court ruling that, for the most part, went against her, Amber Heard’s lawyer says the Hollywood actress is unable to pay her ex-husband over US$10 million in damages. On Wednesday, the jury in a defamation trial held in the southern US state of Virginia found both Heard and Depp guilty of defaming each other, but ruled far more…

  • Thailand News

    Dog owner winning first ever lawsuit against a veterinary hospital in Thailand

    The owner of a labrador named ‘Journey’ who died on the operating table filed Thailand’s first-ever lawsuit against a veterinary hospital and is winning. Journey’s owner, who is claiming financial and emotional damages, has won the first of three court hearings. 11 year old Journey was suspected to have a tumour in her lung and walked into the operating room…

  • Thailand News

    Former MP to file lawsuit over campaign poster using his photo to mock him

    One former member of parliament has filed a lawsuit against another politician for using a photo of him to mock him in a campaign poster. The image shows the former MP of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party, Sira Jenjaka, under a magnifying glass behind a Move Forward Party candidate with a message calling for volunteers to help catch those who…

  • World News

    TikTok content moderators sue over exposure to disturbing content

    Maybe it’s an “Okay Boomer” thing, but many of our readers may find scrolling endlessly through the short and often obnoxious videos that make up the TikTok app somewhat nauseating. But if you think what’s published on there is bad, the millions of videos that don’t make the cut are far, far worse. That content is blocked by a team…

  • World News

    Rohingya accuse Facebook of promoting hate speech in US$150 billion lawsuit

    Facebook is being sued in a California court by Rohingya refugees, who accuse the social media platform of failing to combat hate speech. In a US$150 billion lawsuit, court documents allege Facebook is powered by algorithms that allow the seeds of disinformation and extremism to grow and cross over into real-life violence. “Facebook is like a robot programmed with a…

  • World News

    Lawsuit filed against Baldwin, set gun handler claims conspiracy

    Following a tragic fatal accidental shooting on the set of a Hollywood movie being filmed in New Mexico, crew members of the movie are suing actor and producer Alec Baldwin who fired the fatal shot. The famous actor was starring in as well as producing “Rust”, an Old West film, when he was handed a gun to rehearse a scene…

  • Politics News

    Former U.S. president Trump sues House committee over records request

    Former U.S. President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit alleging that an illegal request was made for his White House records. The request by the US congressional committee was part of its investigation into the January 6 Capitol attacks. Trump says that the materials sought by the House of Representatives are covered by a legal doctrine known as executive privilege,…

  • Covid-19 News

    Thai PM hit with 50-million-baht lawsuit from angry restaurant operators

    The Thai PM is being sued for 50 million baht by a restaurant group which is also representing 39 other restaurant operators. The Bangkok Post reports that the Never Ending Summer Co has filed a class-action suit against Prayut Chan-o-cha, seeking compensation for financial losses endured as a result of the government’s alleged mismanagement of Covid-19. The Civil Court issued…

  • Thailand Protest News

    Press lawsuit to stop police from using rubber bullets rejected

    After being injured by rubber bullets police fired at protesters despite being clearly marked as members of the press, a journalist with Plus Seven and a photographer from The Matter filed a lawsuit against the police. Now the Civil Court has responded, throwing out their petition to stop police from using rubber bullets as part of crowd control during protests.…