Crime & Court

Car Parts Dealer Takes Competition Watchdog To Court

When contacted yesterday, commission chief executive officer Joel Abraham said he would check with his legal team on the law suit.
17 Nov 2020 09:21
Car Parts Dealer Takes Competition Watchdog To Court
Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission chief executive officer Joel Abraham.

Local car parts dealer, Japanese Auto Trading, has filed a lawsuit against the Fijian Competition Consumer Commission for defamation.

Company director Melvin Pratap claimed that on October 30 the commission posted defamatory comments about the company. The comments were posted on the commission’s Facebook page without proper evidence.

The commission claimed that the Nasinu-based company was involved in a scam after a complaint was received that they were offering to trade-in Hybrid Catalytic Converter or muffler for a free muffler replacement and fitting.

On November 10, the company filed the Writ of Summons with the Statement of Claim, a notice of Motion for Injunction and an affidavit in Support of the Injunction.

The documents were subsequently served to the commission two days later.

Mr Pratap said the commission had apologised to them and removed the social media post.

When contacted yesterday, commission chief executive officer Joel Abraham said he would check with his legal team on the law suit.

The company is represented by Bhupendra Solanki of Solanki Laws.

The civil court case will be called in the High Court at 9am today.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback: fonua.talei@fijisun.com.fj


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