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Jehangir B Gai

Force majeure plea must be backed by evidence

The National Commission relied on past Supreme Court judgments to conclude that failure to hand over timely possession entitled the allottee to a refund along with interest

Force majeure plea must be backed by evidence
Updated On : 07 Jul 2024 | 9:47 PM IST

Municipal corp's plan revisions deemed illegal

The judge ruled that the disclosures in the original plan would remain valid and declared the subsequent eight revisions illegal

Municipal corp's plan revisions deemed illegal
Updated On : 23 Jun 2024 | 11:38 PM IST

Revive policy or accept surrender value

The National Commission noted that if the policyholder wanted reinstatement, he should have made a written request and cleared the premiums

Revive policy or accept surrender value
Updated On : 09 Jun 2024 | 10:51 PM IST

Frivolous complaint can cost consumer dearly

National Commission concluded that false and baseless allegations had been made in the complaint to claim a highly exaggerated and atrocious amount of compensation

Frivolous complaint can cost consumer dearly
Updated On : 26 May 2024 | 10:34 PM IST

Bank accountable for clearing forged cheque

Citing a Reserve Bank of India circular, the National Commission stated that the liability for honouring a forged cheque vests with the paying bank

Bank accountable for clearing forged cheque
Updated On : 12 May 2024 | 10:03 PM IST

Basic fire policy doesn't cover self-ignition

The National Commission, on reviewing the Fire and Standard Perils Policy, found that spontaneous combustion is excluded unless additional coverage for it is specially purchased

Basic fire policy doesn't cover self-ignition
Updated On : 28 Apr 2024 | 10:12 PM IST

Terms of contract override sales pitch

The SC said that Monga could not be allowed to question the interest rate after having acquiesced by signing the loan agreement

Terms of contract override sales pitch
Updated On : 14 Apr 2024 | 8:29 PM IST

Typo can't be basis for denial of claim

The State Commission concluded the insurer could not take advantage of a typographical error on the bank's part to repudiate a legitimate claim

Typo can't be basis for denial of claim
Updated On : 31 Mar 2024 | 10:44 PM IST

Claim not payable for questionable deals

The National Commission observed that the buyer had categorically denied placing an order or receiving the goods, so the recipient's identity remained unclear

Claim not payable for questionable deals
Updated On : 17 Mar 2024 | 9:53 PM IST

Illegal construction can lead to claim denial

Since the insured didn't oppose the illegal addition to the structure, the National Commission held the claim for loss of stock had been rightly repudiated

Illegal construction can lead to claim denial
Updated On : 03 Mar 2024 | 10:12 PM IST

Doctor liable to penalty for causing disability

The National Commission observed that evidence indicated Dr Gupta was conducting private practice while employed with a government Primary Health Centre, which was a serious misconduct

Doctor liable to penalty for causing disability
Updated On : 18 Feb 2024 | 10:18 PM IST

Consider consequences before stopping EMI

The National Commission observed that once proceedings before the Debt Recovery Tribunal were completed, Ahmed could file a fresh complaint if a deficiency in service existed

Consider consequences before stopping EMI
Updated On : 04 Feb 2024 | 9:31 PM IST

Buyer not bound by one-sided contract

The National Commission held that a buyer can neither be compelled to take possession without an Occupancy Certificate nor kept waiting endlessly for the flat's completion

Buyer not bound by one-sided contract
Updated On : 21 Jan 2024 | 10:00 PM IST

Bank bound to honour bearer cheque

The National Commission pointed out that by issuing a "self" cheque payable to "bearer", Susheel had relinquished the right to question its encashmentc

Bank bound to honour bearer cheque
Updated On : 07 Jan 2024 | 8:50 PM IST

Bank held liable for employee oversight

The State Commission concluded that the bank officials had evidently been negligent in failing to compare the signature prior to making payment

Bank held liable for employee oversight
Updated On : 24 Dec 2023 | 9:09 PM IST

Bank held liable for delay in insurance purchase

The National Commission observed that procrastination by the bank in deducting the premium, despite having obtained authorisation, had led to a delay in policy issuance

Bank held liable for delay in insurance purchase
Updated On : 10 Dec 2023 | 9:44 PM IST

Insurance should not be misused for unfair gains

The National Commission observed that Aryan Exports' recovery of US $59,180 exceeded the consignment's value and concluded that further claims would amount to unjust enrichment

Insurance should not be misused for unfair gains
Updated On : 26 Nov 2023 | 9:56 PM IST

Insured cannot claim same expense twice

The National Commission concluded that reimbursement for the same head of expense, namely surgeon's fees, cannot be claimed twice

Insured cannot claim same expense twice
Updated On : 12 Nov 2023 | 8:46 PM IST

Theft claim rejected as employee role suspected

According to the National Commission, the suspicious manner in which the heavy drums were stolen, without leaving any evidence, provided grounds for repudiating the claim

Theft claim rejected as employee role suspected
Updated On : 29 Oct 2023 | 9:09 PM IST

Doctor liable for shortfall in standard of duty

The National Commission noted the evidence revealed a breach of the required standard of duty and care, as also established in the hospital's internal inquiry report

Doctor liable for shortfall in standard of duty
Updated On : 15 Oct 2023 | 8:35 PM IST