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City Hall Challenge Delays Decision on BTS Accessibility Suit


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City Hall Challenge Delays Decision on BTS Accessibility Suit 

By Sasiwan Mokkhasen, Staff Reporter

 

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Disabled commuters gather Tuesday in front of the Civil Court in Bangkok

 

BANGKOK — City Hall filed an injunction in the Civil Court on Tuesday to block its consideration of a class-action lawsuit brought by commuters with disabilities, saying the court did not have the authority to hear the case.

 

The day’s question before the court – whether the suit could go forward as a class action – was preempted by the city’s challenge that it was the wrong venue to hear the case, which seeks financial compensation for the city’s failure to make the BTS Skytrain accessible to the disabled.

 

Full Story: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/bangkok/2017/03/21/city-hall-challenge-delays-decision-bts-accessibility-suit/

 
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"BMA, argued that the case belonged in the Administrative Court instead. The hearing ended with the court saying it would reconvene to decide both questions in two months." v. Civil Court

The Civil Court needs 2 months to find if it has the authority to try the complaint?

Which I believe it does as it is BMA that is being sued for compensation for failure to make the BTS Skytrain accessible to the disabled.

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