Consumer Disputes. Legal news and articles for April 30 - 30, 2014

Gas Swings Show Russia Avoids Iran-Style Curbs: Chart of the DayCriminal case against TMHInsurance company told to pay Rs 15.87L compensationReferring patient to IPHB not defamatory, rules consumer panelNew York Chief Judge Proposes Reforms for Consumer Debt CasesCable Groups Consider Effects Of FCC Net Neutrality ProposalResistance Isn't FutileA pro-consumer callDon't Talk World War III BluesDo fliers expect bad service with lower fares?Premier cancer institute asked to pay Rs 5 L for negligenceDo fliers expect bad service with lower fares?Scoring victory for consumersScoring victory for consumersGazprom Sees Growth in Europe as Net Falls Below Estimates

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Budget protects patients from surprise medical bills
The Journal News / Lohud.comApril 1, 2014

The new legislation included in the 2014-15 state budget, which was approved late Monday, will protect consumers from the surprise costs and sets up arbitration process that removes the consumer from billing disputes between out-of-network doctors and ...more »

Supreme Court says airline can drop frequent flier
USA TODAYApril 2, 2014

In overturning the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Justice Samuel Alito wrote that travelers have protection from being mistreated because they could sue for possible breach of contract, just not for covenants that Ginsberg had argued were implied ...more »

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Gas Swings Show Russia Avoids Iran-Style Curbs: Chart of the Day
BloombergApril 30, 2014

“The significant producer-consumer inter-dependence between Russia and Europe represents a strong hurdle to overcome before you can escalate sanctions to directly target Russia's energy sector as is the case for Iran.” Russia threatened on April 10 ...more »

Criminal case against TMH
Calcutta TelegraphApril 30, 2014

A case against Dr Chhabra and TMH is sub judice at National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC), New Delhi, since April 2013. Last week, the NCDRC court of Justice Ajit Bharihoke served a fourth and final notice to TMH and the accused ...more »

Insurance company told to pay Rs 15.87L compensation
Times of IndiaApril 30, 2014

PUNE: The Pune district consumer disputes redressal forum has directed a private insurance company to pay Rs 15.87 lakh to a customer for deficient service by wrongly repudiating his insurance claim for damage caused by fire to his new car and for ...more »

Referring patient to IPHB not defamatory, rules consumer panel
Times of IndiaApril 30, 2014

No, says the Goa state consumer disputes redressal commission thereby upholding the judgment of the South Goa consumer disputes forum. The scientific-sounding moniker of the 'institute of psychiatry and human behavior' did not impress Jack (name ...more »

New York Chief Judge Proposes Reforms for Consumer Debt Cases
ACA InternationalApril 30, 2014

“While no one disputes that consumers should pay their debts or that businesses have every right to resort to the courts to collect what is legally owed to them, the Judiciary has an obligation to prevent inequitable debt collection practices in the ...more »

Cable Groups Consider Effects Of FCC Net Neutrality Proposal
Bloomberg BNAApril 30, 2014

The proposal would adopt a new legal precedent that would consider, on a case-by-case basis, any disputes that the FCC considers harmful to competition and consumers. The commission plans to vote on Wheeler's proposal at the agency's May 15 open ...more »

Resistance Isn't Futile
National Review OnlineApril 30, 2014

... of good ideas for replacing the slop-pail of mandates, subsidies, regulations, and contradictions that is Obamacare: From the Coburn-Burr proposal in the Senate to Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal's approach, reformers on the right have pushed for ...more »

A pro-consumer call
Hindu Business LineApril 30, 2014

The Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal's (TDSAT) order permitting mobile operators to share spectrum, enabling them to provide 3G services in each other's circles, is a shot in the arm for consumers. Currently, an Airtel can sell 3G ...more »

Don't Talk World War III Blues
Reason (blog)April 30, 2014

Instead, it is a primary consumer of natural gas exported from Russia. Outside of tensions in ... It is in territorial disputes with each of the countries Obama has visited on his tour of Asia (Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines). It is ...more »

Do fliers expect bad service with lower fares?
Detroit Free PressApril 30, 2014

For weeks now, the airline industry has been buzzing about The Unfriendly Skies, a lengthy report from the consumer organization U.S. PIRG that summarized five years of consumer complaints against airlines. Not surprisingly, the report found the “most ...more »

Premier cancer institute asked to pay Rs 5 L for negligence
indiatvnews.comApril 30, 2014

The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) upheld the Delhi State Consumer Commission's order directing the country's premier cancer hospital along with its Director Dr Y P Bhatia and the then Surgical Oncology Consultant Dr K K ...more »

Do fliers expect bad service with lower fares?
USA TODAYApril 30, 2014

SHARECONNECT 14 TWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE. For weeks now, the airline industry has been buzzing about The Unfriendly Skies, a lengthy report from the consumer organization U.S. PIRG that summarized five years of consumer complaints against airlines. Not ...more »

Scoring victory for consumers
The New Age OnlineApril 30, 2014

“It is pleasing to note that since opening our doors we have been able to help thousands of consumers resolve disputes with suppliers across a range of sectors. It shows the need for an independent mediator, outside of the expensive court system to ...more »

Scoring victory for consumers
The New Age OnlineApril 30, 2014

“It is pleasing to note that since opening our doors we have been able to help thousands of consumers resolve disputes with suppliers across a range of sectors. It shows the need for an independent mediator, outside of the expensive court system to ...more »

Gazprom Sees Growth in Europe as Net Falls Below Estimates
BloombergApril 30, 2014

... caused renewed concerns regarding the reliability of gas supplies to Europe,” Gazprom said. “Any disputes with Ukraine could potentially lead to a disruption.” ... Eni, which was the biggest Gazprom corporate consumer in the EU last year, plans to ...more »

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