Which cases can be filed in consumer court?

What type of cases are heard in consumer court? Cases that involve a dispute in the nature of a Consumer-Trader/Seller are heard in a Consumer Court. The cases must be either for deficiency in service, damaged goods, hazardous goods or services, unfair or restrictive trade practices, etc.

Is consumer court a civil court?

In CPA, the CPC has been mentioned twice under Section 13. First, the district consumer forum has been given the same powers as a civil court in certain matters under the CPC.

How can consumers appear for hearing?

You can file a petition in person or by an authorised agent, after it has been notarised, through registered post or regular post. It is important that you serve a personal or legal notice to the opposite party before filing the complaint.

Where is CPC not applicable?

To give uniformity to Civil Procedure, Legislative Council of India, enacted Code of Civil Procedure, 1858, which received the assent of Governor-General on 23 March 1859. The Code however, was not applicable to the Supreme Court in the Presidency Towns and to the Presidency Small Cause Courts.

Can consumer court decision be challenged?

A dissatisfied consumer can file a complaint directly with the national commission or appeal against decisions of the state commission within a month from the date of the order. The court fee is Rs 5,000 and the demand draft should be in the name of The Registrar, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.

How fast does consumer court work?

‘Consumer courts are to write the verdict within 15 days of a hearing’

What are some interesting consumer court cases?

It may be a little uncomfortable to disclose livelihood

  • Fees of lawyers within even just one Court can be drastically different,and depending upon the choice of (and negotiations with) the lawyer.
  • Fees of lawyers may be different across Courts located in different geographical locations
  • How to file consumer case?


  • Original invoice/receipt of your purchase
  • Any other supporting documents for your dispute (such as signed agreement and credit card bill)
  • What are important court cases?

    Marbury v. Madison,1803 (4-0 decision) Established the Supreme Court’s power of judicial review over Congress.

  • McCulloch v. Maryland,1819 (7-0 decision) Established the federal government’s implied powers over the states.
  • Dred Scott v.
  • Plessy v.
  • Korematsu v.
  • Brown v.
  • Gideon v.
  • New York Times v.
  • Miranda v.
  • Loving v.
  • How to file a consumer complaint in consumer court?

    – The complainant can present his / her complaint in person or by his / her authorized representative to the District Forum / State Commission. – The complaint can be sent by Registered Post to the District Forum/ State Commission. A minimum of 5 copies of the complaint have to be filed. – The complaint should be signed by you, the complainant.