I went to the consumer forum today, expecting nothing more than the last
rites for my case, considering the
notice I received. But
when I was called up, the president of the forum listed the case for
arguments (i.e. to be handled right at the end). I mentioned the notice,
but they said that since the bench had changed, the matter would have to
be heard again. (The president was the one who was present when I first
appeared, and not the one who admitted my arguments. The other two
members were the same.)
When I was finally called up again, the Exide guy appeared once again to
say that their lawyer was unable to appear, and asked for another month.
I protested that the said lawyer had not appeared for four months, but
they scheduled oral arguments for a month later. No problem, it gives
me some time to prepare.
As I was leaving, the Exide guy ran after me and asked for my phone
Why?, I asked.
Our lawyer asked me to get it. He
wants to discuss a settlement.
Oh, does he indeed?