Cases Pending at Civil Court
Consumer forums cannot entertain these
It is common sense. No sane individual would want two different sets of jury in two different courts to deliberate on the same case at the same time. Moreover, if one court is a higher civil authority and the other focuses solely on consumer issues, the latter cannot deliberate on a case that is pending with the former. However, some people, either in desperation for quicker relief or with some malicious intent, have tried going the wrong way – the legally unacceptable way – of filing a complaint with a consumer forum despite the same case being pending/heard in the civil court. In this article, we share some cases and the judgements thereof to clear all doubts that one may have with regard to this subject.
Former Member, CDRF-Delhi