CONSUMER COURT

  • Man sues Delhi multiplex for Rs 50,000 because he didn't like the film 'Rockstar', court tells him 'you could have just left the hall' May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A consumer forum has dismissed a Rs 50,000 claim by a man alleging mental harassment against multiplex authorities over bad quality of a movie he saw in 2011, saying he could have left the hall if he did not like the film. A West Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal...
  • Dell asked to pay Rs 42,200 for defective laptop June 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Computer manufacturer Dell India Pvt Ltd has been directed by a consumer forum to pay a customer Rs 42,200 as refund of the cost of a laptop which stopped working within two years of its purchase. The East District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum held the company liable to pay...
  • Report medical negligence cases to consumer court: Dr R Ramnarayan April 2, 2013

    A young woman and mother of two, Shailaja has been reduced to a completely vegetative state reportedly because of an anaesthesia overdose she underwent while in for a surgery. Today, she cannot eat, speak or move. She is completely immobile, all because her family say an overdose of anaesthesia. What...
  • PVR to pay Rs 10000 for lastminute change of movie July 30, 2012

    New Delhi: PVR Ltd has been ordered by a city consumer forum to pay Rs 10,000 to a woman as compensation for disappointment and inconvenience suffered by her and her son due to lastminute replacement of the movie they had booked tickets for. The East District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum said...
  • Jet Airways fined Rs 1.44 lakh for pugs' death August 3, 2011

    In a firstofitskind judgement, a Delhi consumer court recently held Jet Airways accountable for the death of two pugs and asked it to pay Rs 1.44 lakh as compensation to the owner of the pets for causing them 'mental agony'. But the inconsolable family has termed the verdict 'grossly inadequate'. R...
  • Compensation ordered for man duped into buying old Merc February 18, 2009

    New Delhi: Driving a Mercedes C Class has not been a smooth ride for 48yearold Sanjeev Dutta. Dutta had moved court in 2004 after he discovered he was swindled into buying an older variant of the car. He had bought the car in 2003 from Delhi's TNT Motors with the...
  • Compensate passengers of hijacked IC 814 flight, IA told December 4, 2008

    New Delhi: The Delhi Consumer Commission has directed Indian Airlines to pay Rs 1 lakh each to all passengers of the airlines' IC 814 flight, which was hijacked to Kandahar in Afghanistan in 1999. The Commission also awarded a compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the family of Rupen Katyal, who...
  • Foreign banks move SC on interest rates on credit cards September 8, 2008

    New Delhi: A group of foreign banks, which have been restrained by a consumer court from charging an interest of over 30 per cent a year from credit card holders, on Monday said they are free to decide interest rate on credit card dues. Challenging the consumer court's judgement in the...
  • Skin clinic's acne treatment partially blinds teen April 8, 2008

    New Delhi: Ankita (name changed to protect identity) loves watching television but can do so now only with great difficulty. A first year Media student, Ankita's only fault was that like most teenage girls, she wanted to look beautiful. In February, she had approached a wellreputed skin clinic to get...
  • Sex doll loses its moan, so shop fined $1,200 February 6, 2008

    Melbourne: A man in Romania has complained that his sex dolls moan has stopped working. The man had registered his complaint with the consumer officials in Romania, saying that his inflatable doll had lost its moan, reports news.com.au. This resulted in the sex shop in Brasov, Transylvania being fined more than $1,200....
  • Court cracks the whip on banks after ICICI roughup November 6, 2007

    New Delhi: Vinod Chowdhary has won the first big fight of his 21 years as the State Consumer Court has held ICICI Bank guilty of attacking him through recovery agents. It was a Maruti Swift that almost got him killed on January 8. Chowdhary was waiting in the Feroze Shah...
  • ICICI fined Rs 55 lakh for using goons on customer November 5, 2007

    New Delhi: Days after the Reserve Bank of India sent out a strict warning to banks to stop using recovery agents with strong arm tactics to recover loans, the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission of Delhi has fined the ICICI Bank a whopping Rs 55 lakh for employing 'goons' to...
  • Arrest warrant issued against Ambanis February 19, 2007

    New Delhi: A consumer court in Kolkata has issued arrest warrants against Ambani brothers for alleged failure of Reliance Infocomm to comply with its order to supply a new mobile handset to an aggrieved customer. The warrant was issued on February 13 and the Calcutta District Forum President M Roy...
  • Airtel suer gets 50K as compensation January 16, 2007

    New Delhi: How often have you got a phone call selling an insurance product right when you were in an important meeting? One such consumer in Delhi chose to file a complaint against telemarketing and has been awarded a compensation of Rs 50,000. Incessant phone calls from telemarketing agencies offering everything...
  • Airtel fined for 'unsolicited' calls January 16, 2007

    New Delhi: In a move that could greatly influence the way telemarketing companies operate in India, the Delhi State Consumer Commission on Monday passed an exemplary judgment and slapped a fine of Rs 50 lakh on Airtel and the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) for their 'failure' to stop...
  • Get relief from burden of coaching fee October 24, 2006

    New Delhi: In what may come as good news to students unsatisfied with their courses yet in a feetrap, a consumer court has ordered all Delhibased coaching and educational centres not to charge money in advance for their services and held that the rule "fees once paid is not refundable"...