NATIONAL CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL COMMISSION
(From the order dated 8.2.2002 in FA No.30/2002 of the
State Commission Andhra Pradesh)
P. Krishna Rao & Anr. Petitioners
Mandipalli Devaiah Respondent
HONBLE MR. JUSTICE D.P. WADHWA,
HONBL MR. JUSTICE J.K. MEHRA, MEMBER.
MRS. RAJYALAKSHMI RAO, MEMBER
MR. B.K. TAIMNI, MEMBER.
Lawyer - Improper drafting of plaint - Held- Deficiency in service
For the petitioner : Mr. R. Santhana Krishnan, Advocate
O R D E R
DATED THE 10th July, 2002.
JUSTICE D.P. WADHWA, J.(PRESIDENT).
Petitioners are the practicing lawyers. A complaint was filed by the respondent-complainant complaining deficiency in service. It was submitted by the complainant that he had paid fees to the petitioners but they failed in their duty in properly drafting the plaint in a suit filed by the complainant. In the plaint drafted by the petitioners, they had taken extremely inconsistent stand. This in fact is admitted. That being so, it would certainly amount to deficiency in service. The deficiency in a particular one case certainly not mean a reflection on the petitioners for all cases handled and being handled by them. District Forum allowed the complaint and directed refund of the fees paid by the respondent with damages of Rs.1,000/- and cost of Rs.300/-. State
Commission on appeal filed by the petitioners upheld the order of the District Forum and dismissed the appeal.
We do not find it is a fit case for us to exercise our jurisdiction under clause (b) of Section 21 of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986. This revision petition is dismissed.