In their order dt. 7 October 2016, The NCDRC has passed a detailed order interpreting Section 12(1)(C) of the Consumer Protection Act, allowing home buyers who have invested in a project to be automatically made party to any case filed against a builder.
Referred to as a representative lawsuit, this can only be done if their interest, complaint or grievance is common to that of the person who has filed the complaint. The order applies to all new cases as well as old ones.
|NATIONAL CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL COMMISSION|
|FIRST APPEAL NO. 166 OF 2016|
|(Against the Order dated 27/01/2016 in Complaint No. 586/2015 of the State Commission Maharastra)|
|HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE D.K. JAIN,PRESIDENT|
|HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE V.K. JAIN,MEMBER|
|HON’BLE DR. B.C. GUPTA,MEMBER|
|For the Appellant :||
|For the Respondent :||
Dated : 07 Oct 2016
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