:: Social Responsibilty ::

Amitabha Sen & Co. believes in giving back to the society .We understand that “charity begins from home”. It has been our constant endeavor to represent poor and needy in their battle for justice. Some of the pro-bono cases that we have represented are-

Phulwati & ors. & ors. vs. Ravi Khurana & ors. - infamous BMW case, Delhi

This is the famed BMW case wherein the families of 6 deceased and 1 fatally injured laborer were awarded Rs.65 lacs as compensation. We were the counsels for the 7 indigent people who were mowed down in a speeding 700 series BMW by the scion of a very influential family in Delhi in the wee hours of a chilly December morning in 1998. In the compensation suit that we filed under the Dram Shop Liability Act of the US, we urged the court to assess the quantum of damages in proportion to the net worth of the Defendants. This was the first of its kind lawsuit in India and the Hon’ble High Court agreed. The case was ultimately settled for a sum of 65 lakhs, one of the largest in the Indian litigation history. We donated the entire sum to the victims.

Master Tanish Subramaniam v. Hewlett Packard, American Express & Oriental insurance

This suit was initially filed for recovery of Insurance money on behalf of a one year old boy whose young and upcoming father was shot dead, in the course and scope of his duty, by a gang of assailants in the year 1998. This case is also handled by our office on pro bono basis.

Gunja Mondal v. Shri Bhushan Uppal & Others

We represent 13 construction workers who were buried alive in an irresponsible accident (caving in of the excavation) at the construction site of a mega shopping mall in New Delhi. The court has already awarded an interim relief of 43 lakhs which is a record in India.
The Hon’ble High Court of Delhi has now allowed the amendment of the prayer for relief to the quantified amount of Rs. 1.5 Crores. Additionally, since the plaintiffs are poor and living in remote areas of West Bengal, the Hon’ble High Court, for the first time in its history, has allowed Video Conferencing for the purpose of recording evidence. Needless to mention, we are also doing this pro bono.

Dr.Nidhi Bhatnagar & Anr. v. Citibank

The case was filed against Citibank for having two distinct and separate policies for its customers in India and other parts of the developed world in connection with its credit cards. We prevailed in the lower courts and appealed, without success, to the Supreme Court, via Special Leave Petition, to redefine the concept of punitive damages in India. The case has, to some extent, redefined the concept of corporate governance in India.

Anna Bhatt v. HSBC

The suit is filed on behalf of Mrs. Bhatt, a German citizen, for inappropriate supervision of its employees by HSBC, world’s local banker, as it claims to be. This case is intended to redefine the role of senior management in the banking industry and bring its Indian policies in line with its global world-wide policies.

Pappu Singh & Others Vs. Gammon India and Anr.

The Plaintiffs are the relatives of the Construction Workers who were killed / injured in the accident that took place at around 5 a.m. on July 13, 2009 on a Delhi Metro Project at Zamrudpur, near East of Kailash, New Delhi. At least six workers lost their lives in the course and scope of their duty and 15 others were injured because of the negligent and reckless acts of the Defendants.
The Plaintiffs have sought compensatory damages at the rate of Rs. 50 and 25 lakhs for the legal heirs of each deceased and / or grievously injured laborer and for each injured person respectively for the wrongful death / injury of the workers. We are representing the Plaintiffs on pro bono basis.

Mrs. Susheela & Ors Vs. The Government of N.C. T. of Delhi & Others

The Plaintiffs are the heirs / legal representatives of the Workers who lost their lives in connection with the fire that broke out in a shoe factory at the Sultanpuri area in New Delhi on July 22, 2009 or are the victims of the said accident who were grievously injured / hurt. The site is located at G-Block of Krishan Vihar in Sultanpuri, New Delhi. The workers lost their lives in the course and scope of their duty because of the negligent and reckless acts of the Defendants. We are representing the Plaintiffs on pro bono basis.

Jagmeet Babbar and Others v. Eurocopter

This suit was filed for the wrongful death of the late Captain J.S. Babbar who lost his life in a helicopter crash on April 30, 2011, in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. In the same crash the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh also lost his life. The defendant Eurocopter Group is one of the largest aerospace companies in the world. In spite of taking all precaution, the chopper crashed and its ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter) failed. Faulty helicopter on part of Eurocopter resulted in a great calamity. Dr. Sen is representing the widow of Captain J.S. Babbar and his two minor children free of cost.