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|Article Title||Home or away|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Oct 2004|
|Pages||20 - 23|
|Keyword(s)||Delictual harm, Less developed countries and Multinational businesses|
The situation arises occasionally when delictual harm is committed in less developed countries by multinational businesses operating from developed countries. For various reasons, such as established legal procedures in dealing with group actions or the prospect of higher damages being awarded by a foreign forum or being precluded from proceeding in their national courts because their claims are time barred or prescribed, it is considered appropriate by claimants to have their actions brought before a foreign court.
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