Rights groups urge greater tort reform

The China Post
Date: February 23, 2017
By: Sun Hsin Hsuan

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Vexatious litigations — abusive, frivolous and exaggerated lawsuits — should be legally classed as a form of domestic violence, a group of rights activists and lawmakers urged Wednesday.

Ahead of the opening of the National Congress on Judicial Reform next week, lawmakers, women’s rights groups and the Judicial Reform Foundation (民間司法改革基金會) said the targets of such legal actions should be offered judicial protection.

“The law should allow judges to issue restraining orders to those who inflict such lawsuits for the sake of harassment,” Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator Lee Li-feng (李麗芬) said at a press conference Wednesday.

Social celebrity Wang Min (王敏), the daughter of the New Micropore, Inc. (長豐公司) founder Donald G. J. Wang (王公展), described the emotional stress of the repeated legal actions brought against her by ex-husband, Yogi C.Y. Hsuan (宣昶有), the son of the United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC, 聯電) honorary vice chairman Hsuan Min-chih (宣明智).    [FULL  STORY]

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