December 13, 2021
Resolving The Unresolved: A Transformative Approach Inviting India’s Focus To Mediation - Draft Mediation Bill 2021

“An ounce of mediation is worth a pound of arbitration and a ton of litigation!” ­– Joseph Grynbaum The Ministry of Law and Justice on November 5th 2021 released the Draft Mediation Bill 2021[1] (”Bill”) and invited public comments and consultation. The Draft Mediation Bill lays down several objectives including promotion, encouragement and facilitation of […]

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August 13, 2020
Impact of Consumer Protection Act, 2019 on E-commerce – The Law, The Rules and The Road Ahead

E-commerce and Consumer Protection Act, 2019: Impact on the Consumer ‘Transparency’ and ‘Accountability’ are the fundamentals of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 (“Act”) that came into force on 20 July 2020. The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution notified slew of Consumer Protection (E-commerce)  Rules, 2020 (“Rules”) under the Act for the growth […]

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August 13, 2020
Mediation: A Resolution to Complaints under the Consumer Protection Act, 2019

The Role of Mediation in Consumer Dispute Resolution: Consumer Protection Act 2019 “An ounce of mediation is worth a pound of arbitration and a ton of litigation!” - Joseph Grynbaum The much-awaited Consumer Protection Act, 2019 (“Act”) was given assent by the President of India on 09th August 2019 and came in force from 20th […]

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August 11, 2020
Exclusion Of ‘Healthcare’ From The Definition Of ‘Service’: A Delusional Relief For Medical Professionals

Healthcare Not Classified as Service in the New CPA 2019 The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 (‘CPA 2019’) arrived in full glory and the Central government vide notification dated 15-07-2020[1] appointed 20-07-2020; and thereafter vide notification dated 23-07-2020[2] appointed 24-07-2020 to be the dates on which provisions of CPA 2019 shall come into force. It is […]

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July 21, 2020
An Overview of the Changes to be Introduced by the Consumer Protection Act, 2019

The first consumer protection legislation Consumer Protection Act, 1986 (‘old act’) was introduced with the primary objective of protecting consumer rights. However, with the advent of technology and the introduction of e-commerce and various other mechanisms of conducting business, an overhaul of the existing legislation seemed necessary and prudent in order to better protect modern-day […]

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May 17, 2020
India COVID-19 Legal Notes - Legal Actions to be Taken by Employers in Case of Threat of Suicide by Employees

Legal Recourse for Employers if Employee Threatens Suicide During the Covid-19 situation, employers are faced with severe financial stress, which has led a few of them to resort to certain calculated actions that affects employees, including reducing salaries, reducing holidays, putting employees on the bench, loss of pay, lay offs, furloughs and in extreme cases, […]

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May 16, 2020
Deferment Or Waiver: Interim Relief To SEZs Amidst Outbreak Of Covid-19

Payment Waiver A Much Required Relief to the SEZs by the GOI The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has rapidly spread across the globe and has now become the biggest health crisis affecting billions of lives worldwide. This outbreak has fast morphed into an economic crisis adversely affecting several business operations. In order to tackle […]

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March 24, 2020
Transportation of Essential Goods, People and Services during the COVID-19 Coronavirus lock down in India

Essential Services and Goods During COVID 19 Lock down Covid-19 has brought forth a lot of challenges to the Government of India. One of the primary challenges is to make people stay at home, at the same time ensuring that there is no shortage of essential goods and services. For this to be achieved, the […]

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