Res judicata between consumer and civil court proceedings
(Querist) 30 March 2010
This query is : Resolved
Is res judicata applicable if an issue has been decided by consumer forum and the same is re-agiatated by other party before civil court? Please provide me the supporting judgments in this regard.
Raj Kumar Makkad
(Expert) 30 March 2010
If parties are different then no res judicata is applicable even in the civil court what to talk in consumer forum.
Parveen Kr. Aggarwal
(Expert) 31 March 2010
Yes. The principle of res-judicata will apply where the matter between the parties has already been decided by Consumer Forum on merits. No party can be permitted to agitate the same matter again and again.
(Querist) 31 March 2010
The parties are same. Can you please provide me the relevant citations.