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Non Govt. Pvt. Finance Company V Factory Owner

Case Number: PVTCRT/CD/Pvt. Finance Company V Factory Owner
Date of Claim raised: 10/08/2023
Date of Conciliation: 21/08/2023
Date of Settlement: 21/08/2023
Digest: Mediation/Conciliation/Dispute/Claimant/Respondent/Invoice/Settlement
Case Summary

In the heart of a financial conundrum, a Non-government Finance Company, hailing from Jammu, found itself at odds with a factory owner in Tamil Nadu. The bone of contention? A disputed sum of Rs. 64,578. Despite their attempts to resolve the matter internally, the deadlock persisted. It was then that they turned to PrivateCourt, seeking a fair and impartial resolution.

The Issue

The genesis of this dispute can be traced back to four core reasons.

Firstly, the Claimant alleged nonpayment of dues, asserting that the Respondent had defaulted on a substantial debt.
Secondly, the Respondent contended that the amount in question was inflated, and they had already paid a significant portion.
Thirdly, a breakdown in communication exacerbated the situation, as both parties struggled to reach a mutual understanding.
Lastly, jurisdictional disparities between Jammu and Tamil Nadu further complicated matters, intensifying the dispute.

The PrivateCourt Proceedings

PrivateCourt, known for its meticulous approach, swiftly embarked on resolving the matter. They initiated the process by issuing notices to both parties, soliciting essential documents to substantiate their claims. Every step adhered to established protocols, ensuring impartiality. The Ld. Sole Conciliator, working diligently behind the scenes, scheduled a conciliation session via Zoom and audio calls. Surprisingly, the Respondent and the Claimant engaged in a constructive dialogue, demonstrating their willingness to settle amicably. The Respondent duly informed PrivateCourt of their intention to reach a mutual agreement.

The Settlement Agreement

As per Section 73 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, a comprehensive Settlement Agreement was drafted and executed on August 21, 2023. The Respondent agreed to pay the disputed sum of Rs. 64,578 in three installments:

Rs. 22,000 by August 31, 2023,
Rs. 22,000 by September 30, 2023, and
the remaining Rs. 20,578 by October 30, 2023.

The agreement also stipulated that any future disputes related to this settlement would be resolved through e-arbitration, following PrivateCourt's rules.

The Inference

In the end, this case underscores the effectiveness of PrivateCourt as a platform for dispute resolution. Through proactive communication and adherence to established legal frameworks, even seemingly insurmountable disputes can find resolution. In this instance, the willingness of both parties to engage in constructive dialogue ultimately led to an equitable settlement, showcasing the power of alternative dispute resolution in the modern legal landscape.