The Supreme Court overruled a judgment passed by the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) in holding that in class action suits, the oneness of the interest is akin to a common grievance against the same person.
In Anjum Hussain & Ors v Intellicity Business Park Pvt Ltd & Ors case, 44 persons including Anjum Hussain had booked office space in a project by Intellicity Business Park consisting of residential units, shops and offices. As the builder failed to deliver possession in four years, they approached the NCDRC seeking a refund of the amounts paid to the builder along with interest and compensation.
They also filed an application seeking permission under section 12(1)(c) of the Consumer Protection Act to institute this complaint on behalf of all such buyers of commercial units.
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