Announcement of the Bangkok South Civil Court Permitting Class Action Lawsuit against Mitr Phol

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In 2020, Cambodian plaintiffs representing more than 700 farming families won a landmark appeal allowing them to move forward with their class action against Asia’s largest sugar producer, Mitr Phol. Here is the court-mandated class action announcement.

In 2020, Cambodian plaintiffs representing more than 700 farming families won a landmark appeal allowing them to move forward with their class action against Asia’s largest sugar producer, Mitr Phol. The transboundary class action Hoy Mai & Others vs. Mitr Phol Co. Ltd. is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia.  The case was filed, with support by Inclusive Development International, under Thai laws permitting a class action to be brought by foreign plaintiffs for abuses committed by a Thai company overseas.

View the full text of the court-mandated class action announcement in English, Khmer and Thai here.

Read more about the case here.

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