National Commission deplores HDFC’s strong-arm tactics

In HDFC Bank Vs. Balwinder Singh [III (2009) CPJ 40 (NC)] Date of decision: 16.03.2009, the National Commission has strongly condemned the banks for employing musclemen and recovery agent to take forcible repossession of hypothecated vehicle from the customer. In the instant Complaintant Mr. Balwinder Singh had complained against HDFC bank of employing musclemen and …

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Consumer Courts & BSNL

On 1-9-2009, a Two-Judge meber Bench of the Hon’ble Court passed a judgement in Civil Appeal No.7587 of 2004, stating as follows:- “In our opinion when there is a special remedy provided in Section 7-B of the Indian Telegraph Act regarding disputes in respect of telephone bills, then the remedy under the Consumer Protection Act …

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Arbitration Clause and Consumer Protection Act

Recently we were presented with a query as to whether a dispute can be referred to a Consumer Court even if the warranty terms for the product under dispute contains the clause “all dispute arising between parties shall be subject to Arbitration Act”. Section 3 of Consumer Protection Act 1986 states as follows: “Act not …

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Oriental Insurance directed to pay compensation in mediclaim

NATIONAL CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL COMMISSION, NEW DELHI REVISION PETITION NO. 2745 OF 2003 (From the order dated 03.06.2003 in Appeal No. 169/03 of the State Commission, Jharkhand) ORIENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY ……… Petitioner New Delhi – 110001 Smt. Parkash Devi ……..Respondent Jharkhand BEFORE: HON’BLE DR.P.D. SHENOY, PRESIDING MEMBER HON’BLE MR. ANUPAM DASGUPTA, MEMBER Order Dated the …

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Airtel & Star Plus TV directed to pay damages on KBC’s ‘Har Seat Hot Seat’ contest

NATIONAL CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL COMMISSION, NEW DELHI CONSUMER COMPLAINT NO. 83 OF 2007 Society of Catalysts, N – 130, Panchshila Park, New Delhi – 110 017 Complainant versus 1. Star Plus TV 2. Bharti Airtel Ltd. Opposite Parties BEFORE: HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE M. B. SHAH, PRESIDENT HON’BLE MRS. RAJYALAKSHMI RAO, MEMBER HON’BLE MR. ANUPAM DASGUPTA, MEMBER Relevant …

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New India Assurance ordered to pay claim and compensation

Highlights: 1.  On transfer of a vehicle, the benefits under the policy in force will automatically accrue to the new owner. 2.   If the transferee wants to change the policy in his name, it may be done on getting evidence of sale and a proposal form duly completed. The old certificate of insurance must …

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BlazeFlash Couriers ordered to pay compensation for deficiency of service

DISTRICT CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL FORUM, RANCHI Consumer Complaint No-222/2007 Order passed on 20.06.08 Amrendra Prasad…Complainant Vs. BlazeFlash Couriers….Opposite Party In the instant case Complainant prayed for a compensation of Rs. 67,000/- towards principal amount, compensation and litigation cost from the O.P for non-delivery of an envelope, booked to Madras through the O.P’s courier service. 1. …

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