Unitech to refund Rs 3.33 crore to homebuyer

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The apex consumer commission has directed real-estate major Unitech Hi-Tech Developers Ltd to pay over Rs three crore to a couple for failing to give them possession of an apartment booked under one of its housing projects at Noida in 2010. The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) asked the firm to refund the payment… Read more »

Brookline man gets 20 months in jail for insider trading

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A Brookline man will spend 20 months in prison for giving friends illegal insider trading tips that netted them $1 million in illegal profits, federal prosecutors said. Amit Kanodia, 49, of Brookline, was also given two years supervised release, 100 hours of community service, a fine of $200,000 and forfeiture of $242,500, which represented his… Read more »

Education not commodity, student not consumer’

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A youth’s plea against an institute for allegedly not providing him with an internship or job as promised at the time of admission, has been rejected by a consumer forum here which observed that “education is not a commodity”. A Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum (West) rejected the plea of the youth who sought… Read more »

“Death due to mosquito bite an accident”

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In a ruling that will benefit many insurance holders, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has held that death due to mosquito bite causing malaria is an accident. “It is difficult for us to accept that the death due to a mosquito bite would not be a death due to an accident,” Justice V K… Read more »

Health club to compensate man for false promise

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A district consumer forum here has asked a city-based health club to refund over Rs 77,000 and compensate a man for adopting “unfair trade practice” by promising to reduce his body weight by 10 kg within a month. The forum also directed the East Delhi body clinic to pay Rs 25,000 as compensation to Janak… Read more »

2016 saw several pro-consumer verdicts

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Sale of packaged drinking water above MRP, medical negligence cases and delay in handing over of flats by builders were some issues that led the consumer fora to take sellers and service providers to task in 2016. Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore had to knock the doors of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC)… Read more »