“In a dispute concerning a consumer, it is necessary for the Courts to take a pragmatic view of the rights of the consumer principally since it is the consumer who is placed at a disadvantage vis-à-vis the supplier of services or goods. It is to overcome this disadvantage that a beneficent legislation in the form […]Read more "The Plea of Limitation X: Section 24A of The Consumer Protection Act, 1986"
Relevant Provisions: The Assam Value Added Tax Act, 2003 Revision to High Court – (1) Any dealer or other person, who is dissatisfied with the decision of the Appellate Tribunal, or the Commissioner may, within sixty days after being notified of the decision of the Appellate Tribunal, file a revision to the High Court; and […]Read more "The Plea of Limitation IX: Express Exclusion of Section 5 of The Limitation Act, 1963"
“The interpretation of the first part of Article 54 of Schedule 1 of The Limitation Act, 1963 is no longer res integra. In Ahmadsahab, (2009) 5 SCC 462 this Court considered the meaning of the word “date” and “fixed” appearing in Article 54… the Court held that the expression “date fixed for the performance” is […]Read more "The Plea of Limitation VIII: Article 54 of The Limitation Act, 1963"
The Respondent entered into a contract for construction of a commercial complex. Certain disputes arose. The matter was referred to Arbitration on the basis of Clause 29 of the contract. The Sole Arbitrator passed an award on 11th November, 2010. Both the parties appeared before the Arbitrator. The Arbitrator did not find any justification to […]Read more "The Plea of Limitation VII: Section 14 of The Limitation Act, 1963"
No Court or Tribunal can extend the period of limitation for filing a suit. Even if any cause, beyond the control of the plaintiff is shown also, the only extension is what is permitted under Section 4 of The Limitation Act, 1963, the period coming under Court holiday. Section 4 no doubt applies to suits […]Read more "The Plea of Limitation VI: Non-Working Saturdays"
As per Section 13(2)(a) of The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 – the period of limitation for filing a written statement before a District Forum is 45 days. In J.J. Merchant, (2002) 6 SCC 635 the question arose whether the Forum can grant time beyond 45 days to the Opposite Party for filing its version. A 3-Judge Bench […]Read more "The Plea of Limitation V: Written Statements, District Consumer Forums"
My Lord, What is the meaning of the term “first learns” as provided under Article 91(a) of The Limitation Act, 1963? “Article 91(a) of The Limitation Act reads: Description of Suit Period of Limitation Time from which period begins to run 91. For compensation,- a) For wrongfully taking or detaining any specific movable property lost, or […]Read more "The Plea of Limitation IV: “First Learns”"