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Pranali Lotlikar

  • 59-year-old providing free-of-cost legal aid to duped consumers

    People born with the zeal to help others, without expectations, are few and far between. Yet, once in a while, some stand out from the common milieu. Such a person is a 59-year-old medico-legal consultant who has been providing free legal aid to consumers allegedly cheated by companies.

    Friday, 19 September 2014 - 5:25am
  • Hewlett-Packard told to pay for faulty laptop

    The south Mumbai district consumer dispute redressal forum has held Hewlett-Packard (HP) India computers and one of its Crawford Market-based dealer guilty of providing a faulty laptop to its consumer and penalised them for it. The forum directed the firms to pay back the total cost of the laptop...

    Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 6:45am
  • Reliance risk firm to pay Rs 6.3 lakh for rejecting claim

    The Suburban Mumbai district's additional consumer dispute redressal forum recently penalised Reliance General Insurance Company (RGIC) for wrongly rejecting an insurance claim of a Navi Mumbai resident. The forum held the firm had caused deficiency of service towards the complainant.

    Monday, 15 September 2014 - 7:43am
  • Michael Ferreira's ex-daughter-in-law held in Qnet scam

    The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Mumbai police on Friday arrested the ex-daughter-in-law of former world billiard champion Michael Ferreira in connection with the Rs 425 crore Qnet scam. The EOW had earlier also questioned Ferreira for his alleged involvement in the chain marketing scam.

    Saturday, 13 September 2014 - 6:50am
  • Builder fined Rs 4 lakh for flat handover delay

    The suburban additional district consumer dispute redressal forum on Friday pulled up a Bhandup-based developer for failing to hand over a flat booked by a Vikhroli resident in 2004. The developer was also heavily penalised for not repaying the booking amount to the buyer when the project was...

    Saturday, 13 September 2014 - 6:45am
  • Pay back booking amount, Premier Auto told by aharashtra State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission

    The Maharashtra State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission recently upheld the Pune District Forum's order of penalising Premier Automobile company for failing to refund the booking amount of a Pune-based consumer. The consumer had paid the amount to the company in December 1993. The commission...

    Thursday, 11 September 2014 - 7:20am
  • Bajaj Alliance ordered to pay up Rs 6.69 lakh after it rejected claim

    The Central Mumbai District Consumer Forum has penalized Bajaj Alliance General Insurance for wrongly rejecting an insurance claim and ordered the company to pay the customer the full amount of Rs6.69 lakh. The panel also directed the firm to pay an additional Rs10,000 as compensation for the...

    Friday, 5 September 2014 - 9:06am
  • HDFC fined for harassing consumer

    Central Mumbai's district consumer dispute redressal forum on Wednesday pulled up HDFC Standard Life Insurance for failing to hand over the invested amount of a Mumbai-based consumer, even after the amount had reached its maturity in July 2013. The forum thus directed the insurance firm to hand...

    Thursday, 4 September 2014 - 6:55am
  • Forum fines risk firm for repudiating claim of deceased farmers' kin

    The Central Mumbai district consumer dispute redressal forum on Monday pulled up Future Generali India Insurance for failing to hand over the claim amount to the families of four deceased farmers from Raigad. The forum has directed the insurance firm to pay the insurance amount of Rs1 lakh each to...

    Tuesday, 2 September 2014 - 7:15am
  • Bank told to pay Rs1 relief over loan bungle

    The Thane district consumer dispute redressal forum recently held Bank of Baroda, Mumbai, responsible for causing mental agony to one of its customers and asked the bank cough up a compensation of Rs1 lakh. While the bank is required to pay the money to the customer within 45 days, it will also...

    Sunday, 31 August 2014 - 7:20am