Changing legal culture, involvement of foreign companies make lawsuits more likely in China

Rachel Stern quoted in Inside Counsel, April 4, 2014

“I don’t think there is a culture of ‘aversion to litigation’ – Chinese people are plenty willing to sue, if they think their dispute will be resolved fairly and efficiently,” Rachel Stern … said in an e-mail. “The bigger problem is that the courts routinely screen cases and turn away cases that are politically sensitive. And then, once the cases are in court, judges tend to be wary of large payouts.”