JTrust withdraws civil claim against Group Lease for defamation in Thailand

16 Jan 2020

In 2018, JTrust filed both a criminal and civil complaint against GL alleging Group Lease committed of defamation against JTrust regarding its announcement dated 27 February 2018 on Group Lease’s website.

On 31 January 2019, the Court of First Instance rendered its judgement in the criminal case, dismissing JTrust’s charges citing lack of sufficient grounds for a formal trial. Subsequently, JTrust submitted an appeal on 25 April 2019.

On 11 December 2019, the Appeal Court rendered its judgement and again dismissed JTrust’s criminal charge against Group Lease.

In January 2020, the civil trial was scheduled to being, however, we learned today that JTrust has decided to withdraw this case and will no longer take civil legal proceedings against Group Lease based on this matter. Therefore, this matter is considered final. We appreciate the Thai courts for their judgements on these matters.