Development of Consumer Protection Laws through Law of Tort

Mehma Kaur
Amity Law School, Amity University, Noida, India

Volume III, Issue II, 2020

In the process to make quick money, moneymakers often neglect the simple interest of the customers. In doing so the buyers get a defective product and this led to legal injury. In such case there is a violation of a right of the customer and he is entitled to file a suit to claim damages. But, this process came to be expensive, time consuming and not friendly for claims of small amounts. Furthermore, these suits were decided and based on maxim “ibi jus ubiremedia” which means where there is a right, there is a remedy. A Law of Tort principle. In these decisions the man got remedy but after a long battle in court. In this background the legislatives realized the need of a special law particularly for the consumers to gain remedy in speedy way and in more effective, efficient manner. This paper is one made during the course study of law whichgoes through the history of laws available to buyers to get remedy and how with change in time the consumer got the remedy of civil suit and how there were deficiency in such remedy, leading to development of Consumer Protection Act in India.


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