19 August 2019


Search Results for Tag : Compensation

Judgments

Deceased student entitled to compensation against future prospects even if unemployed(12.08.2015)

The Court rejected the arguments of the Appellant that the deceased did not have future prospects as the income worked out by the MACT was notional. I.....

Tags : Motor, future prospect, unemployed, compensation

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Breach of terms and conditions of motor vehicle insurance policy need not be considered at hearing for interim compensation(20.08.2015)

An insurer can plead an insurance contract to not be binding upon it at the final hearing to recover interim compensation from the driver/owner of the.....

Tags : Motor, interim compensation, insurer, privity

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UPPCL and PVVNL’s administrative apathy chastised in case involving electrocution(17.09.2015)

In a case questioning Permanent Lok Adalat’s jurisdiction awarding compensation to dependents of a victim who was electrocuted from a high tension fal.....

Tags : Lok adalat, merits, compensation, electricity

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UPPCL and PVVNL’s administrative apathy chastised in case involving electrocution(17.09.2015)

In a case questioning Permanent Lok Adalat’s jurisdiction awarding compensation to dependents of a victim who was electrocuted from a high tension fal.....

Tags : Lok adalat, merits, compensation, electricity

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Compensation for youth tortured in police custody(21.09.2015)

In a case where the police illegally detained and tortured a young man who had applied for a position as a constable in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police.....

Tags : Police, custody, torture, compensation

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Over Rs.1 crore in compensation to American injured in road accident upheld(08.10.2015)

The Supreme dismissed an appeal against award of damages to an American citizen injured by a Rajasthan roadways bus in 1988. It noted that the already.....

Tags : Motor, compensation, accident, American, dollar

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Surviving spouse entitled to compensation even if both were earning members(29.10.2015)

In a case regarding compensation for the death of a woman in a motor vehicle accident, the Bombay High Court determined that though the surviving husb.....

Tags : Dependency, compensation, earning spouse, savings

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Court derides lack of legislation on rehabilitation for sexual assault victims(03.11.2015)

In a case involving the rape of a minor and birth of a child as a consequence, the Allahabad High Court, taking note of the physical and mental trauma.....

Tags : Rape, rehabilitation, victim, child, compensation

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Include acid attack victims on disability list(07.12.2015)

The Supreme Court awarded Rs. 13 lakhs to two victims of acid attacks and ordered the State of Bihar to take full responsibility for their treatment a.....

Tags : Acid attack, compensation, disability list

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States ordered to better compensation for rape vicitims(11.02.2016)

The Supreme Court ordered States and Union Territories to establish uniform compensation for rape victims under the Victim Compensation Scheme. It pre.....

Tags : Victim compensation scheme, uniform, rape

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How long can builders keep paying compensation(11.05.2016)

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission passed yet another order against a property developer for its prolonged failure to deliver possess.....

Tags : property developer, possession, delay, compensation

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MACT award not classifiable as “income”(02.06.2016)

Compensation awarded by the Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, and interest accruing therefrom, are not subject to TDS (tax-deducted-at-source) and the s.....

Tags : mact, compensation, interest, tds, welfare

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Doctors risking life by exposure to deadly diseases no less than facing bullets(31.05.2016)

The Central Information Commission faced moral quandary hearing a plea for compensation from a mother of a young doctor who died from exposure to swin.....

Tags : government, compensation, death on duty, doctor, swine flu

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Doctors risking life by exposure to deadly diseases no less than facing bullets(31.05.2016)

The Central Information Commission faced moral quandary hearing a plea for compensation from a mother of a young doctor who died from exposure to swin.....

Tags : government, compensation, death on duty, doctor, swine flu

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Railway to pay for deaths of ‘roof riders’(05.07.2016)

The Supreme Court awarded compensation to kin of deceased who died while riding on the roof of train carriages.

The tragedy occurred when h.....

Tags : railway, compensation, death, roof rider

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Long road to justice after unauthorised laying of road on private land(05.07.2016)

The High Court of Himachal Pradesh directed the State to compensate a land owner for unauthorised and free use of his land for laying a road.

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Tags : land acquisition, unauthorised, compensation, road laying

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National Commission has to exercise the jurisdiction only if State Commission or the District Forum either failed to exercise their jurisdiction or exceeded jurisdiction by acting illegally(02.08.2016)

Appellant-Society is a charitable institution running a girls hostel at Surat for the benefit of Adiwasi children. Appellant-Society purchased vitrifi.....

Tags : Defective tiles, Compensation, Liability

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Contract of insurance is a contract of good faith (uberrima fides)(02.08.2016)

Instant First Appeal filed against impugned order of State Commission. Complainant obtained an insurance policy from the respondent, United India Insu.....

Tags : Insurance, Compensation, Contract, Good faith

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No legal contract will come into force unless the offer and acceptance of proposal is made(09.08.2016)

Wife of complainant/petitioner, took housing loan from HDFC Ltd. For security of said loan, HDFC loan cover term insurance policy was purchased from H.....

Tags : Insurance, Proposal, offer and acceptance, Compensation

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Doctrine of sovereign immunity not applicable to cases of fundamental rights violation, hence, cannot be used as a defence in public law(12.08.2016)

In present writ petition, Petitioners, migrants of State of Jammu & Kashmir State had planned to take out a peaceful protest March upto Delhi for vent.....

Tags : Fundamental rights, Violation, Compensation

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Revisional powers of National Commission can be exercised only if there is some prima facie jurisdictional error appearing in impugned order(19.08.2016)

In instant case, deficiency in service alleged against present Petitioners was in respect of cancellation of flight. State Commission allowed Complain.....

Tags : Service, Deficiency, Compensation

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Complainant obliged to get property insured, failure on part of opposite party not amount to deficiency of service(22.08.2016)

Complainant/Respondent No.1 was sanctioned loan by Opposite Party /Appellants and complainant executed various documents and hypothecated/mortgaged pr.....

Tags : Insurance, Obligation, Deficiency, Compensation

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Interest claimed is taken into consideration for purpose of deciding pecuniary jurisdiction of Commission(29.08.2016)

Flat Buyers Agreement executed and booking made by Complainants. Possession of flat was not offered to complainant within 27 months from execution of .....

Tags : Service, Deficiency, Compensation, Pecuniary Jurisdiction

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State has no business to expropriate property, if an award made and necessary steps to complete acquisition have not been taken for a period of five years or more(09.09.2016)

In instant case, a Notification under Section 4 of Land Acquisition Act, 1894, was issued on 24th October, 1961, stating that public purpose for acqui.....

Tags : Compensation, Acquisition, Proceedings, Lapsed

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Inadvertent fall while boarding running train not a criminal act or self-inflicted injury to deny compensation(06.10.2016)

In instant case, Appellant is aggrieved by Railway Tribunal’s order dismissing Appellants’ claim petition by holding that, death of deceased was not o.....

Tags : Accidental fall, Compensation, Grant

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In a master and servant relation, master is vicariously liable for acts of omission of servant and liable to pay compensation for negligence and deficiency in service(15.11.2016)

21-year old educated son of complainant, lost his life by drowning at Boat Club, owned by Appellant, Paradeep Port Trust. Appellant has tried to shift.....

Tags : Compensation, Liability, Vicarious

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Deposit of compensation amount in government treasury is not equivalent to compensation paid to landowners/persons interested(20.12.2016)

Instant Petition by Petitioners claiming to be legal heirs of owner of land situated at Talavali village, Taluka and District Thane within municipal l.....

Tags : Acquisition, Compensation, Proceedings, Lapse

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A person is entitled to compensation, if there is delay in settlement of legitimate claim thereof(21.12.2016)

Present petition has been filed to set aside award passed by second Respondent, Sole Arbitrator in so far as the failure to consider claim for compens.....

Tags : Delay, Compensation, Entitlement

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Jurisdiction of consumer fora not barred, even if, provisions to provide compensation are laid down in Railway legislation(18.01.2017)

Present first appeal has been filed under Section 19, read with Section 21(a)(ii) of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, against impugned order passed .....

Tags : Complaint, Compensation, Jurisdiction

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Bank is Liable to Pay Compensation, if the Original Title Deed had been Lost(20.02.2017)

Instant first appeal has been filed against the impugned order passed by Kerala State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission vide which, Consumer Comp.....

Tags : Compensation, Entitlement, Limitation

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When identical lands which are situated nearby are acquired for same purpose, it would not be proper to discriminate between land owners unless there are strong reasons(21.03.2017)

Instant appeals arise out of common judgment passed by High Court of Jammu and Kashmir affirming compensation of Rs. 2,50,000/- per Kanal awarded to A.....

Tags : Acquisition, Compensation, Validity

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FIR is not a substantive piece of evidence; it can be used only for purposes of corroboration or contradiction of maker only(08.05.2017)

Aggrieved by nil award passed by learned Member, Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, present appeal is preferred by appellant-claimants. Appellant claimed.....

Tags : Nil Award, Compensation, Entitlement

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National Commission has powers to call for records and pass appropriate orders in consumer disputes, where State Commission has exercised the jurisdiction not vested in it or acted illegally(26.05.2017)

Instant appeals have been filed against impugned order, passed by State Commission. Complaints were filed alleging deficiency in service rendered by O.....

Tags : Service, Deficiency, Compensation

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Bona fide of injured person as a railway passenger has to be proved for claiming compensation(09.06.2017)

Claim application was filed by Applicant/injured seeking compensation of Rupees Four Lac for injuries sustained by him in an alleged train untoward in.....

Tags : Accident, Compensation, Bonafide

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Courts can always apply reasonable amount of guesswork to balance equities in order to fix a just and fair market value(07.07.2017)

Present appeals are filed by land owners against final judgment and order passed by High Court of Karnataka, whereby High Court allowed appeals in par.....

Tags : Acquisition, Compensation, Re-determination, Validity

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Insurance Company cannot repudiate claim in toto in case of loss of vehicle due to theft(13.07.2017)

Challenge in present Revision Petition under Section 21(b) of Consumer Protection Act, 1986 is to order passed by Maharashtra State Consumer Disputes .....

Tags : Compensation, Payment, Direction, Validity

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If actual market value of acquired land is higher, Reference Court could grant higher compensation(10.08.2017)

In facts of present case, The Government had acquired the land of the Respondent from different survey holdings for the stated purpose pursuant to the.....

Tags : Compensation, Enhancement, Legality

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Discharge voucher cannot be obtained by any kind of pressure or compulsion upon the insured(16.08.2017)

In present case, the complainant company obtained a Standard Fire and Special Perils Policy for the period from 3rd November, 2012 to 2nd November, 20.....

Tags : Compensation, Grant

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Mere availability of injured/dead-body in a railway yard does not per-se prove that, dead-body is of a passenger travelling in a train(17.08.2017)

The present claim application has been filed by parents of the deceased under Section 16 of the Railway Claims Tribunal Act, 1989 seeking compensation.....

Tags : Untoward accident, Compensation, Entitlement

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Party complaining breach of contract is entitled to reasonable compensation whether or not actual loss is proved to have been caused(21.04.2017)

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited ('MTNL') has filed present petition under Section 34 of Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 challenging an Award da.....

Tags : Damages, Compensation, Validity

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A mere plea without supported by any corroborative evidence, has no gravity in the eye of law(14.09.2017)

Case has been preferred before this Tribunal by the wife and sons of the deceased being sole dependants under Section 16 of the Railway Claims Tribuna.....

Tags : Untoward accident, Compensation, Grant

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Belting system is applicable when large pieces of land having different locations are acquired for determining market value(27.10.2017)

The landowners filed Reference Petitions under Section 18 of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 before the Additional District Judge, praying for enhancem.....

Tags : Acquisition, Compensation, Enhancement

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State Human Rights Commission is only a recommendatory body and has no power and jurisdiction to direct payment of compensation.(07.11.2017)

The present petition is filed by the Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (Petitioner) for challenging the order passed by the Chhattisgarh Human Righ.....

Tags : Human Rights Commission, Compensation, Recommendatory Authority

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If a person drives vehicle without a licence, he commits an offence that may not lead to finding of negligence as regards accident(15.12.2017)

The present appeal arises from a judgment of the High Court of Karnataka. Appellant who was riding a motorcycle met with an accident with a mini lorry.....

Tags : Contributory negligence, Basis, Compensation

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Burden of proving that, victim is not a bona fide passenger lies on Railways(19.12.2017)

In facts of present case, according to Appellant, the deceased used to travel in train by purchasing II class ticket and that they came to know from t.....

Tags : Bona fide, Burden of proof, Compensation

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Publication of an advertisement for sale at a bargain price of goods that are not intended to be offered for sale or supplied at said bargain price amounts to an unfair trade practice(12.01.2018)

The Petitioner is engaged in the business of selling Woodland Brand of shoes and apparels. The complainant/respondent went to a store of the Petitione.....

Tags : Compensation, Grant, Validity

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Interference in exercise of revisional jurisdiction is to be made only if there is a material defect or jurisdictional error in concurrent findings recorded by consumer fora below(29.01.2018)

Present revision petition has been filed under Section 21(b) of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 against the impugned order, passed by the State Comm.....

Tags : Compensation, Grant, Insurance claim

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A claimant for compensation ought not to be burdened with following a trail of successive transfers, which are not registered with registering authority(06.02.2018)

In instant case, an accident took place. By its award, the Tribunal granted compensation. The Tribunal noted that, the registration certificate of the.....

Tags : Compensation, Payment, Liability

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Multiplier should depend on the age of the deceased and not on the age of the dependants(09.02.2018)

In a motor accident which occurred on 22nd September, 2009, Ajit Singh, who was at the relevant time 23 years of age died. His parents, who were in th.....

Tags : Compensation, Determination, Multiplier

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Claimants are entitled to seek compensation from any of the wrongdoers, when it is found to be a case of composite negligence(21.02.2018)

In the instant case, on 08th December, 2012, the wife of the Appellant No. 1, was travelling in an auto-rickshaw, which was given a violent dash from .....

Tags : Compensation, Denial, Validity

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Benefit of future prospects should not be confined only to those who have a permanent job and would extend to self-employed individuals(06.03.2018)

In present case, the Appellant was injured in a motor accident. The Tribunal awarded compensation of Rs. 12,81,228 for the injuries suffered by him. T.....

Tags : Award, Compensation, Enhancement

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“Light Motor Vehicle" would include a transport vehicle as per the weight(06.03.2018)

The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal allowed a claim for compensation filed by the third Respondent. The claim arose from the death of the husband of th.....

Tags : Award, Compensation, Liability

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Once deceased with valid train ticket is found on railway track, which is not near place of residence or work, onus of proof shifts upon railway to show that, deceased was not a bonafide passenger(05.04.2018)

In facts of the case, the deceased, Appellants' son, while travelling by train accidently fell down from the running train near the housing board colo.....

Tags : Bonafide passenger, Compensation, Grant

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Compensation should be adequate and there must be no injustice with the land owners(16.04.2018)

In facts of present case, The Government of Haryana, vide Notification under Section 4 of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 dated 18th October, 2005 has .....

Tags : Acquisition, Compensation, Validity

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Proof of rashness and negligence on part of driver of vehicle is sine qua non for maintaining a claim petition(12.04.2018)

In instant case, The Appellant filed a claim petition under Section 166 of the Motor Vehicle Act,1988 on account of multiple grievous injuries sustain.....

Tags : Compensation, Grant, Proof, Negligence

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Whenever money has been received by a party and when its refund is ordered, right to get interest follows, as a matter of course(25.04.2018)

In facts of present case, the complainant purchased plot in Central Greens, Sector 105 and the total sale price of the plot, in question, was fixed at.....

Tags : Plot, Possession, Deficiency, Compensation

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Use of a vehicle in a public place without a permit is a fundamental statutory infraction(17.05.2018)

The legal representatives of the deceased, preferred a claim petition before the Tribunal claiming compensation to the tune of Rs. 36,00,000. The clai.....

Tags : Award, Compensation, Liability

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Railway administration cannot be held liable for preserving relevant documents after expiry of 6 months from date of delivery of consignment(05.06.2018)

Present appeal under Section 23 of the Railway Claims Tribunal Act, 1987 is against the judgment and order passed by the learned Railway Claims Tribun.....

Tags : Loss, Compensation, Validity

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Consumption of liquor beyond a safe limit disqualifies the insured from getting benefits of insurance policy(04.09.2018)

The complainant/Respondent owned a vehicle which he had got insured with the Petitioner Company. The vehicle having met with an accident, on 4th Decem.....

Tags : Compensation, Grant, Legality

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Onus to prove seed’s good quality is on Manufacturer of seeds as Complainants are not expected to store some of seeds for future testing(28.09.2018)

Complainants, who are farmers, purchased onion seeds from the Opposite Parties ("Horticultural Foundation"), and sown the same in their fields; that e.....

Tags : Compensation, Grant, Validity

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Emotional dependence cannot be measured to be in part; either it is there or is not there(03.10.2018)

In present matter, the daughter of the Appellants (hereafter the victim) died on August 2, 1999 in a rail accident. The accident claimed the lives of .....

Tags : Compensation, Denial, Validity

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If any judgment or order is obtained by fraud, it cannot be said to be a judgment or order in law(10.10.2018)

Present appeal is against the order passed by the Tribunal. Aggrieved of said order passed in the review petition as also the basic award, the Appell.....

Tags : Compensation, Grant, Review

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A procedural lapse could not be made basis to reject claim petition(16.11.2018)

Present appeal is filed by the claimants against the final judgment passed by the High Court whereby the High Court dismissed the appeal filed by the .....

Tags : Award, Compensation, Grant

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In a case of composite negligence where liability is joint and several, it is choice of claimants to claim compensation from either of tortfeasor(17.11.2018)

Instant appeals arise out of the same accident. Tribunal fastened the entire liability upon the Insurance Company to pay compensation on the ground th.....

Tags : Negligence, Compensation, Entitlement

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Railway administration is not liable to pay compensation, if passenger dies or suffers injury due to- suicide or attempted to suicide by him or self-inflicted injury(21.11.2018)

The Applicant has filed present claim petition under Section 16 of the Railway Claims Tribunal Act, 1987 seeking compensation for an amount of Rs. 4,0.....

Tags : Compensation, Payment, Exemption

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Owner of a vehicle who transfers it to another person is liable to pay compensation in case of an accident unless sale is reflected in Regional Transport Authority (RTA) records(14.12.2018)

Present appeal challenges the judgment passed by the High Court. The Appellant, original owner of a Santro Car sold said vehicle to Saveta Sharma, fir.....

Tags : Compensation, Accident, Liability

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Loss of earning capacity must be determined at 100 percent for entitlement to compensation(17.12.2018)

Present appeal has been filed challenging the award of the Commissioner. The contention of the Appellant is that, the loss of employment suffered by h.....

Tags : Disability, Compensation, Grant

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Mere relationship or being an acquaintance cannot be sole ground to discard the testimony of an otherwise reliable witness(18.01.2019)

Rajinder Kumar Sharma, owner of the vehicle in question has filed the instant appeal assailing the award passed by the Tribunal. A claim petition was .....

Tags : Award, Compensation, Validity

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Claimant cannot maintain a claim on basis of his own fault or negligence(31.08.2018)

National Insurance Co. Ltd. has filed present appeal challenging the judgment whereby the High Court has directed the Appellant-insurer to pay the com.....

Tags : Compensation, Payment, Direction, Validity

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In cases of medical negligence, where a special skill or competence is attributed to a doctor, a doctor need not possess highest expert skill, at risk of being found negligent(25.02.2019)

The sad demise of the wife of the Appellant has resulted in the legal proceedings being initiated by the Appellant on a belief that, the cause of her .....

Tags : Medical negligence, Compensation, Entitlement

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It is the age of deceased which has to be taken into account and not age of dependents while determining compensation(09.04.2019)

The only legal issue canvassed in present matters, which were in the nature of cross appeals, is that, in the case of a motor accident where there is .....

Tags : Compensation, Age, Deceased

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Onus of proving medical negligence and resultant deficiency in service is on complainant(08.05.2019)

Present complaint has been filed before this Commission under Section 17 of the Consumer Protection Act 1986 by Smt. Sunita Kumar and another, residen.....

Tags : Compensation, Negligence, Proof

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Security is to be furnished by insured owner prior to release of compensation amount by insurer(20.05.2019)

Present appeal is directed against the judgment passed by the Additional District & Sessions Judge cum Member, Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, (the T.....

Tags : Compensation, Security, Furnishing of

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Judgment on all issues is to be pronounced mandatorily(04.06.2019)

Present appeal has been filed by the original Claimants challenging the dismissal of their claim petition under Section 166 of the Motor Vehicles Act,.....

Tags : Award, Compensation, Entitlement

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Concurrent findings of lower Fora can only be challenged on ground of miscarriage of justice or if order was against existing law or perverse(17.06.2019)

In facts of present case, the Petitioner/Complainant stated in his Complaint that, he handed over a carton 50 pcs of Gun metal bushes to Opposite Part.....

Tags : Compensation, Enhancement, Entitlement

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Tribunal cannot accept disability certificate without examining Doctor concerned(26.06.2019)

Present appeal has been filed by the original claimant for enhancement of compensation. He had filed Petition before Motor Accident Claimed Tribunal, .....

Tags : Compensation, Enhancement, Entitlement

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Mere presence of a body on railway premises will not be conclusive to hold that, injured or deceased was a bona fide passenger for compensation claim(09.04.2019)

The Applicant has filed present claim petition under Section 16 of the Railway Claims Tribunal Act, 1987 seeking compensation for an amount of Rs. 4,0.....

Tags : Cause of death, Proof, Compensation, Entitlement

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Expert opinion is not mandatory while adjudicating a complaint of medical negligence(02.05.2019)

Challenge in present Revision Petition under Section 21 (b) of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 is to the order passed by the State Commission. By th.....

Tags : Medical negligence, Compensation, Entitlement

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Rejection of report of its own Surveyor by Insurance Company in absence of any valid reason or proof cannot be sustained(07.08.2019)

In present matter, aggrieved by the order passed by the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, New India Assurance Company Ltd. preferred the p.....

Tags : Compensation, Direction, Legality

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Notifications & Circulars

Cabinet approves promulgation of the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Ordinance, 2017(30.08.2017)

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to the proposal of the Finance Ministry to promulgate an ordinan.....

Tags : Promulgation, Approval, Compensation, States

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TRAI releases Highlights of Telecom Data for September, 2015(18.11.2015)

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India released data for telecom subscribers for September, 2015. The figures showed a continuing of established tr.....

Tags : Trai, compensation, telecom data, 2015

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News

MACT Awards Rs 30 L Damages to a Man Disabled in Road Mishap(18.05.2016)

Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) has awarded Rs 30 lakh as compensation to a Delhi resident who got partly disabled in a road accident in 2014.

Tags : Motor Accident Claims Tribunal , compensation

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HP High Court Orders Rs. 20 Lakh Compensation For Parents of Students Drowned In Beas River(04.01.2016)

Himachal Pradesh High Court has ordered payment of compensation of Rs. 20 lakh to parents of each of 24 engineering students of a Hyderabad college wh.....

Tags : Himachal Pradesh High Court, compensation

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SC Levies 'Environment Compensation Charge' of Rs 700 & Rs 1300 on Commercial Vehicles entering Delhi(13.10.2015)

Supreme Court has levied 'Environment Compensation Charge' of Rs 700 and Rs 1300 on commercial vehicles entering Delhi from November 1 for 4 months. T.....

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SDMC Toll Tax Contractor Starts Collecting ECC as per SC Order(09.11.2015)

SMYR Consortium, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) contractor for toll tax , has agreed to collect Environment Compensation Charge (ECC) from h.....

Tags : SMYR Consortium, Environment Compensation Charge

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RBI Withdraws Banks' 25% Compensation(28.08.2015)

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has withdrawn 25 per cent compensation to banks for detecting fake notes.

Tags : Reserve Bank of India,25 per cent compensation

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Punjab and Haryana HC Reduces Compensation Amount Drastically in Haryana Land Compensation Case(09.09.2015)

Punjab and Haryana High Court has drastically reduced amount that farmers were to receive from Haryana Government for 142.38 acres acquired in 1979 fo.....

Tags : Punjab and Haryana HC,Haryana Land Compensation Case

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Delhi High Court Orders Govt. to Speed Up Disposal of Workmen Compensation Cases(28.09.2015)

Delhi High Court has ordered Delhi Government to take steps to ensure that more than 1,100 compensation cases for deaths and injuries pending under Wo.....

Tags : Delhi High Court,Workmen Compensation Cases ,Delhi Government

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Punjab and Haryana HC: Injury while Leaning Out of Train not Self-Inflicted(23.08.2016)

P&H HC, while setting aside decision of a tribunal that had denied compensation to kin of a passenger who died after falling from a train, has held th.....

Tags : Punjab and Haryana HC, compensation

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Madras HC Orders School to Pay Rs.7 Lakh Compensation to LKG Girl(05.07.2016)

Madras HC has directed a private school in Tirunelveli district to pay a compensation of Rs.7 lakh to a minor girl who lost her vision in the right ey.....

Tags : Madras HC , Compensation

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Lok Sabha Passes Employee’s Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016(10.08.2016)

Lok Sabha has passed the Employee's Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016, that would raise the cap on amount of compensation to be taken up by high cou.....

Tags : Lok Sabha, Employee's Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016

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NHRC Awards Compensation of Rs 50,000 over Delay in Registration of FIR(27.07.2016)

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has awarded a compensation of Rs 50,000 to a 25-year-old woman from Ghaziabad owing to a delay of three months.....

Tags : National Human Rights Commission , Compensation

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Madras HC: Injury Need Not be Physical Always(01.08.2016)

Madras HC, while clarifying that injury doesn’t always need to be physical, has held that parents of a minor girl who was allegedly abducted and marri.....

Tags : Madras HC, Tamil Nadu Victim Compensation Scheme

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Delhi HC To DSLSA: Pay Compensation u/s 357A to Relatives of Murder Victim(04.07.2017)

Delhi High Court has awarded compensation to relatives of two murder victims, drawing from various judicial precedents, and noting that the fine order.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, Compensation

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Employee's Compensation Amendment Bill Gets President Nod(13.04.2017)

Employee's Compensation Amendment Bill that aims at providing payment of compensation to employees and their dependants in case of injury by industria.....

Tags : Employee's Compensation Amendment Act

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Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Bill, 2017 Gets President Nod(13.04.2017)

Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Bill, 2017 that aims to compensate States for loss of revenue due to implementation of GST has receive.....

Tags : Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Bill, 2017

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Bombay High Court Enhances Motor Accident Compensation Amount After 21 Years(16.03.2017)

Bombay High Court has increased amount of compensation awarded by Motor Accidents Claim Tribunal (MACT) 21 years ago against State Government and othe.....

Tags : Bombay High Court , Motor Accident Compensation

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Rajya Sabha Passes Employees Compensation Bill; Enhances Compensation For Death, Occupational Injury(23.03.2017)

Rajya Sabha has passed Employees Compensation (Amendment) Bill 2016 which enhances compensation in case of death and occupational injuries and makes i.....

Tags : Rajya Sabha, Employees Compensation Bill

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Bombay HC Asks State to Frame Rules on Settling Rape Cases Post Compensation(24.03.2017)

Bombay High Court has asked Maharashtra Government to consider framing rules to deal with cases of rape victims, after accepting compensation, settle .....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Rape, Compensation

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Madras HC Rules: Aged Parents of Deceased Person Eligible for Workmen’s Compensation(18.01.2017)

Madras High Court has ruled that aged parents of a deceased person is also eligible for compensation sanctioned under Workmen Compensation Act.

Tags : Madras High Court, Workmen Compensation Act, aged parents

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Delhi HC: Child Born As a Result of Sexual Offences Entitled to Compensation(14.12.2016)

Delhi High Court has held that a child born out of rape is clearly a victim of offence and entitled to compensation.

Tags : Delhi High Court, child, rape, compensation

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NGT: Impose Fine on Airlines Disposing Excreta Before Landing(21.12.2016)

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed aviation regulator DGCA to issue a circular to all airlines asking them to pay Rs. 50,000 as environmental .....

Tags : National Green Tribunal, environmental compensation, airlines, excreta

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Madras HC Directs TNSTC to Pay Compensation Amount Via Electronic Fund Transfer(26.12.2016)

Madras High Court has devised a new methodology to ensure that Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) does not delay payment of compensation i.....

Tags : Madras HC, TNSTC, compensation, electronic fund transfer

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Delhi HC: Demonetization Must Not Affect Timely Relief to Rape Victims(24.11.2016)

Delhi High Court has said that demonetization should not come in way of banks releasing timely payments to compensate rape victims.

Tags : Delhi High Court, demonetization, rape victims, compensation

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Bombay HC Seeks Centre’s Reply over Plea to Enhance Compensation to 26/11 Victims(25.11.2016)

Bombay High Court has asked Union Government for its response to a 2014 order to frame a policy to enhance compensation given to terror attack victims.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, 26/11, compensation

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Bombay HC: Parent Age Should Be Considered While Deciding Insurance Compensation(24.10.2016)

Bombay High Court has ruled that when an unmarried person dies in a road accident, the average age of his or her surviving old parents should be consi.....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Parent Age, Insurance Compensation

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Madras HC Orders Rs. 3 Lakh Interim Compensation to Fire Victims of Sivakasi(27.10.2016)

Madras High Court has ordered an interim compensation of Rs 3 Lakh each to families of nine people who died due to a fire accident at a cracker shop i.....

Tags : Madras HC, Interim Compensation, Fire Victims, Sivakasi

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Delhi HC Reserve Order on Plea Against 1 Crore Compensation to Ex-Armyman’s Kin(07.11.2016)

Delhi High Court has reserved AAP Government’s decision to award Rs. 1 Crore compensation and a job to next of kin of Ex-Serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal,.....

Tags : Delhi High Court, AAP Government, compensation, Ex-Serviceman

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Hyderabad HC Grants Compensation to Parents of Snake Bite Victims(03.10.2016)

Hyderabad HC has directed Central Government and Sarva Siksha Abhiyan'sTelangana Project Director to pay a compensation of Rs 8 lakh each to the paren.....

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CIC: Develop System to Compensate Prisoners Kept in Jail for More than Term(07.10.2016)

Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked country's largest prison Tihar to develop a system of giving compensation to inmates who have been inca.....

Tags : Central Information Commission, Tihar, compensation

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Madras HC Orders Compensation for 7 Women who Lost Vision(10.10.2016)

Madras HC has directed State Government to pay a compensation of Rs.3 lakh each to seven women who lost vision in one of their eyes after a cataract s.....

Tags : Madras HC , State, compensation , cataract surgery

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Bombay HC Asks Government to Increase Compensation for Victims of Rail Accident(17.10.2016)

Bombay HC has said that Government must enhance the compensation paid to victims of rail accidents to ensure that the amount marches with time.

Tags : Bombay HC, compensation, rail accidents

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CERC: Compensation to power plants for coal imports in times of domestic coal shortage allowed(17.05.2019)

Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has allowed compensation to GMR Group for running its power plant on imported coal in the event of co.....

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Delhi High Court Seeks Centre's Reply Over Accident Compensation Tax Provision(15.07.2019)

Delhi High Court has asked for the response of Central Board of Direct Taxes on a plea seeking quashing of the provision mandating tax deduction on th.....

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Supreme Court Dismisses Farmers’ Plea for Higher Compensation for Land(12.08.2019)

Supreme Court has dismissed a plea by farmers for ‘fair compensation’ for land acquired from them. It said the villagers came to court 21 years later .....

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Madras High Court Directs Payment of Compensation to Accident Victims Only Through Annuity Scheme(16.08.2019)

Madras High Court has directed the implementation of the Motor Accident Claims Annuity Deposit Scheme from October 1 while clarifying that the victi.....

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Bombay HC tells Tribunal to Consider Hurt Cyclist’s Plea for Compensation(18.04.2019)

Bombay High Court has directed accidents claims tribunal to consider plea of Mumbai Port Trust employee, who met with an accident while participating .....

Tags : Bombay High Court, Hurt, Compensation

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MOTOR VEHICLES - No Limits on Compensation for Accident Death: Madras HC(18.03.2019)

Madras High Court has made it clear that utilizing multiple options to get compensation for death of a person in a motor accident, by their family, pa.....

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ELECTION - Madras HC Dismisses Plea for ?1 Crore Compensation from ECI(22.03.2019)

Madras High Court has dismissed a writ petition filed by a member of Naam Tamilar Katchi seeking compensation of Rs. 1 crore from Election Commission .....

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Punjab and Haryana High Court Orders 90 Lakh Compensation For Rape(12.09.2018)

Punjab and Haryana HC has directed the convict and his mother to pay Rs 90 lakh compensation to the survivor In the abduction and rape case of a minor.....

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Frame Rules to Pay Compensation to Accident Victims by Auctioning Uninsured Vehicles: SC to States(17.09.2018)

Supreme Court has observed each state and union territory to frame appropriate rules to put uninsured motor vehicles in public auction and pay compens.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Motor Vehicles, Compensation

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Interest on Compensation Amount to be Awarded from Date of Accident: SC(03.11.2018)

Supreme Court has observed that while awarding interest on the compensation to an employee, under the Workmen’s Compensation Act, it is to be awarded .....

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Delhi High Court Upholds Life Term in Sodomy Case, Awards Rs 5 Lakh to Minor(19.09.2018)

Delhi High Court has awarded the maximum possible compensation of Rs 5 lakh to a child victim of sexual assault who gave an “unambiguous” testimony ag.....

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MACT Claims: HC Should Assign Reasons for Increasing or Reducing Compensation, Says Supreme Court(21.09.2018)

Supreme Court has reiterated that High Court while sitting in appeal above MACT order, should assign the reasons for not granting enhancement of compe.....

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SC Upholds Constitutional Validity of Goods and Services Tax (Compensation To States) Act, 2017(04.10.2018)

Supreme Court has upheld the Constitutional validity of Goods And Services Tax (Compensation To States) Act, 2017, as well as the Goods and Services T.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Goods and Services Tax (Compensation To States) Act, 2017

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NGT Directs Taloja CETP to Pay Rs 10 Crore as Environmental Compensation(23.08.2018)

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed Taloja Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) Co-operative Society Limited to pay Rs 10 crore as environmen.....

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Centre Amends Motor Accident Compensation Scale Under No-Fault Liability(24.05.2018)

Central Government has issued a notification to amend the compensation scales for motor accident claims under Second Schedule of the Motor Vehicles Ac.....

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Supreme Court Slashes Compensation for Five Men Framed in Murder Case by 95%(01.03.2018)

Supreme Court has reduced the compensation for five innocent men, who were framed in a murder case and jailed for 93 days, from Rs 2 lakh each to Rs 1.....

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Govt Should Compensate Victims of Its Inaction: Delhi High Court(28.11.2017)

Delhi High Court has said that Government should provide financial assistance and support to people who are the victims of their inaction and omission.....

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Supreme Court Grants Time to Gujarat For Action Report Against Cops in Bilkis Bano Case(29.11.2017)

Supreme Court Grants Time to Gujarat For Action Report Against Cops in Bilkis Bano Case

Tags : The Supreme Court bench, however, made it clear that the separate plea, seeking enhancement of compensation to be awarded to Bilkis Bano, would be taken up next week for hearing.

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Human Rights Commission Can’t Direct Payment of Compensation: Chhattisgarh HC(01.12.2017)

Chhattisgarh High Court has held that State Human Rights Commission is only a re-commendatory body and it has no power and jurisdiction to direct paym.....

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Bombay High Court to State Government: Why Modify Compensation of Rape Survivors(06.10.2017)

Bombay High Court has asked the State Government to spell out the “purpose” due to which it decided to modify its existing scheme of granting compensa.....

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SC: Subsequent Parties Entitled To Seek Declaration that Land Acquisition Proceedings Have Lapsed(05.05.2017)

Supreme Court has held that subsequent purchaser, assignee, successor in interest, power of attorney, etc., are all persons who are interested in comp.....

Tags : Supreme Court, Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act

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International Cases

Compensation not payable unless disease predominantly arose from discipline which was unreasonable and harsh on part of employer(23.08.2018)

In instant case, the Appellant (Mr Suleski), was employed as a crane supervisor by the Respondent (Pilbara Iron). At a meeting with his superintendent.....

Tags : Compensation, Denial, Legality

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Discrimination on grounds of religious belief and political opinion is unlawful(17.12.2018)

The claimant was employed by the Respondent on a regular but not formal basis from March 2016 until 16 May 2016, on which latter date he signed a cont.....

Tags : Discrimination, Termination, Compensation

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A person who cannot be identified, cannot be sued under a pseudonym or description, unless circumstances are such that, service of claim form can be effected or properly dispensed with(20.02.2019)

The question at issue on present appeal is in what circumstances, is it permissible to sue an unnamed Defendant. On 26 May 2013, Ms Bianca Cameron was.....

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No one shall be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment(08.11.2016)

Present case originated in twenty-eight applications against Russian Federation lodged with Court under Article 34 of Convention for Protection of Hum.....

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Dismissal of claimant automatically unfair due to non-completion of statutory dismissal procedure(21.02.2017)

Present case deals with claim of unfair dismissal. Issue to be determined by tribunal was whether the claimant was an employee of Respondent. In claim.....

Tags : Dismissal, Statutory Procedure, Compensation

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Application of general law may produce a more favourable result for claimant than statutory planning assumptions(22.02.2017)

Instant appeal concerns assessment of compensation for compulsory acquisition of two parcels of grazing land, formerly owned by present Appellant (“cl.....

Tags : Acquisition, Compensation, Determination

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Victim’s entitlement to compensation measured by reference to the law of state of accident, routes to recovery provided by Directives he or she invokes(03.08.2016)

In present case, Respondent, a United Kingdom resident, was on holiday in Greece. Walking along the verge of a road, she was struck from behind by a v.....

Tags : Compensation, Liability, Jurisdiction

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Top Story

Easier refunds, more compensation: DGCA(13.06.2016)

The Director General of Civil Aviation released proposals to ease flyers’ woes in the event of cancelled flights or when they are denied boarding. Als.....

Tags : air travel, refund, cancellation, disability, compensation

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Rs. 20 lakh compensation for kin of Beas river deceased(02.01.2016)

The Himachal Pradesh High Court increased severally the interim compensation awarded to parents of students who drowned in Beas river in 2014. The inc.....

Tags : beas tragedy, 2014, compensation, assessment

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When crying wolf 218 times is one too many(31.07.2015)

The Punjab and Haryana High Court recently passed a judgment calling a Petitioner's suit (with a further 20 listed for the month of August, 2015) friv.....

Tags : vexatious, frivolous, litigation, compensation

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When crying wolf 218 times is one too many(31.07.2015)

The Punjab and Haryana High Court recently passed a judgment calling a Petitioner's suit (with a further 20 listed for the month of August, 2015) friv.....

Tags : vexatious, frivolous, litigation, compensation

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Lok Sabha passes Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2017(23.07.2018)

In order to reduce undue delay in final resolution of cheque dishonour cases and to provide relief to payees of dishonoured cheques, Parliament has pa.....

Tags : Bill, Amendment, Cheque bounce, Compensation

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