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March 2022

Man sues Bengaluru hotel for overcharging 40 paise, fined Rs 4,000

BENGALURU, 13 March, 2022: In a case where a customer sued a restaurant in Bengaluru for overcharging him 40 paise, a consumer court recently ruled that over 50 paise can be rounded off to one rupee as per government rules. The judges, however, chided the complainant for wasting the court’s time for publicity and ordered […]

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The insurance company told to pay Rs 6.8 lakh for the damaged car even if the claimant was not at the wheel

BENGALURU, Feb 17, 2022: The insuree not being behind the wheel and someone else driving at the time of the accident are no grounds to deny motor insurance claim for a damaged vehicle, a city consumer court recently observed. The case pertained to a Bengalurean whose car was damaged in a crash that happened after

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IMA seeks amendments to Consumer Protection Act. What does it mean for doctors and patients?

A group of senior members of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the largest network of doctors in the country, met Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya early this week. Their main demand was an amendment to the Consumer Protection Act, 2020, to get healthcare services explicitly removed from the purview of the Act. The government has

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Condition To Pre-Deposit 50% Amount To Challenge NCDRC Order Not Applicable To Complaints Filed Before Consumer Protection Act 2019 : Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has held that the stipulated condition to pre-deposit 50% of the amount awarded to appeal before it against an NCDRC Order, wouldn’t  have restrospective effect. Note: In terms of Section 67 of the 2019 Act, no appeal against the order of National Commission shall be entertained by the Supreme Court unless the

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Consumer Protection Act for business-to-consumer disputes and not for business­to-business disputes: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday held that if business-to-business disputes were construed as consumer disputes, it would defeat the very purpose of providing speedy and simple redressal as envisaged under the Consumer Protection Act [Shrikant G Mantri v Punjab National Bank]. A Bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and BR Gavai found that a person

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HC strikes down law banning online gaming

Govt. restrained from interfering with online gaming business and allied activities of petitioners In a relief to online gaming operators and players, the High Court of Karnataka on Monday declared as unconstitutional certain provisions of the Karnataka Police (Amendment) Act, 2021, which prohibited and criminalised the activities of offering and playing online games, by risking

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Government blocks 54 more Chinese apps over data, security issues

NEW DELHI: The government’s action against Chinese apps over data breach of Indian citizens and threat to national security continues with a fresh set of 54 apps being ordered blocked as they were suspected to be engaged in illegal espionage and surveillance activities on Indian citizens.The action follows similar steps taken since June 2020 that

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House owners lose lakhs in QR code frauds, ‘reverse’ payment

HYDERABAD: New cybercrime methods are leaving the police perplexed with fraudsters specifically targetting software and banking professionals who want to give their houses on rent.Top police officers said several employees of multi-national companies are failing to see through the dirty tricks of fraudsters, who are siphoning off lakhs of rupees by either asking house owners to scan

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