Archive for November 3rd, 2008

Anyone who thinks that class actions are only good for allowing the powerless to take on the powerful, think again.  In Korea, some argue that the opposite is happening.  The Korea Times published an update today on a story involving a law that the ruling party is looking to enact to combat acts of protest.  The proposal would allow businesses who suffer financial losses due to to violent public protests to file class actions.  Today’s story reports on the reactions of various opposition parties to the bill.  The many criticisms by the opposition include that it is undemocratic and amounts to an infringement of the freedoms of expression and association.

See the following links for earlier ClassActionBlawg entries on this story, dated August 29 and September 8, 2008.

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