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Consumer cases cannot be arbitrated: SC

The Supreme Court recently reiterated that consumer cases cannot be arbitrated under the normal scenario although there is no inhibition in disputes being proceeded in arbitration. “We may, however, hasten to add that in the event a person entitled to … Continue reading

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Advisory to State Govts on levy of service charge by hotels: Govt.

The Department of Consumer Affairs has issued advisory to the State Governments to sensitize the companies, hotels and restaurants in the states regarding the  provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 on unfair trade practices and also to advise the … Continue reading

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Model Guidelines on Direct Selling formulated: Govt.

Government of India recently formulated the model guidelines on direct selling and sent them to State Governments. (goo.gl/ue2LHV) It is envisaged in the guidelines that the State Governments will set up a mechanism to monitor/ supervise the activities of Direct … Continue reading

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SKECHERS trade dress copied; injunction granted: DHC

The Delhi High Court restrained a local shoe manufacturer from using the trade dress of US lifestyle shoe maker SKECHERS GOwalk series in relation to any of their products. Plaintiff SKECHERS sued defendant Pure Play Sports for copying their trade dress … Continue reading

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Second Complaint maintainable in District Forum: SC

The Supreme Court of India has clarified that a second complaint to the District Forum under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 is maintainable when the first complaint was dismissed for default or non-prosecution. “….there is no provision parallel to the … Continue reading

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Opposite party has 30 days to file response under Consumer Act: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that the written statement by an opposing party in a consumer dispute matter shall be filed within a period of 30 days from the date of receipt of the copy of the complaint with … Continue reading

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Service tax on e-tickets by railways may affect consumers: CCI

Competition Commission of India recently ruled that Indian Railways is not abusing its dominant position by imposing certain conditions during sale of e-tickets but was of the view that charging of service charge for the use of e-ticking may affect … Continue reading

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