Bad haircuts can be a real nightmare! If you’ve gone through a haircut disaster before, you’ll know how distressing it can really be. While yes, your hair will eventually grow out at some point, but until then, dealing with the wrong haircut can be a challenging task. Speaking of which, a woman went through something similar a few years ago, and chose to file a complaint against it. Fast forward to three years, she has been awarded Rs 2 crore in compensation!
Yes, you read that right. According to reports, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has awarded Rs 2 crore compensation to a woman for a wrong haircut and treatment which was given to her by staff at a salon in Hotel ITC Maurya, back in 2018. The complainant was reportedly a model for hair products, and she allegedly lost expected assignments and suffered a huge loss after the haircut disaster. Now, the Consumer court has ordered ITC Maurya to pay Rs 2 crore to her. While this might seem unbelievable, there have also been many other similar cases where complainants got the most amazing compensations as settlement.
Consumer court orders ITC Maurya to pay Rs 2 crore to a customer for a bad haircut. “There is no doubt that women are very cautious and careful with regard to their hair.They are also emotionally attached with their hair,” the court said in its judgement. https://t.co/qiiL7eljeb— Chandra R. Srikanth (@chandrarsrikant) September 24, 2021
Remember how popular the song ‘Jabra Fan’ was? Turns out the song was just promotional, and wasn’t actually included in the film. One woman filed a complaint alleging that her children were extremely upset about the song being excluded from the film—to the point that they didn’t eat their food properly, leading to acidity issues and even hospitalisation! As per reports, the State Commission of Maharashtra had directed YRF to pay her a compensation of Rs 10,000 and a litigation cost of Rs 5,000. However, the production house challenged the decision at the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.
You must have heard of Red Bull’s popular slogan ‘Red Bull gives you wings’. In 2013, a man sued the company, accusing them of false advertising. No, the man wasn’t actually expecting to grow wings, but he reportedly claimed that it doesn’t offer as much energy as is advertised. Red Bull reportedly agreed to pay 13 million dollars in compensation to settle the matter. Anyone who had bought Red Bull during a specified duration was eligible to claim either 10 dollars in cash or 2 Red Bull products worth 15 dollars.
A petition was once filed against Emami and it alleged that their ‘Fair and Handsome Cream’ had promised to provide fairness to men in 3 weeks. However, the complainant claimed that after using the product for 3 weeks, no difference was seen on his face. Emami was then ordered to pay Rs 15 lakh as a penalty for adopting Unfair Trade Practice, and Rs 10,000/- to the complainant as compensation.
Back in 1996, an Israeli woman had sued a television weatherman for false weather prediction. The weatherman had predicted that the day would be sunny, but instead, it rained on that day. The woman claimed that she had left home unprepared for the rain, fell ill and missed work. If reports are to be believed, she won 1,000 dollars for an out-of-court settlement and also received an apology from the weatherman.
This case is popularly known as the ‘hot coffee lawsuit’. In 1992, Stella Liebeck, a 79-year-old woman had bought a takeout coffee at a McDonald’s drive-thru. She held the coffee between her legs and spilled some of it on herself. While the spill was her fault, she claimed that the coffee was overly hot and she suffered third-degree burns in her pelvic region, which required a lot of medical treatments. She was reportedly awarded 2.86 million dollars, but the judge reduced it to 6,40,000 dollars.
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