Spicejet Refutes ₹1,323 Cr Damages Claim By KAL Airways And Kalanithi Maran

SpiceJet has categorically dismissed the ₹1,323 crore damages claim lodged by KAL Airways and Kalanithi Maran, describing it as baseless and legally untenable.

What Happened: SpiceJet said in a statement on Tuesday said it has rejected the damages claim made by KAL Airways and Kalanithi Maran. Spicejet has dismissed the claim as baseless and legally untenable.

The press release went on to explain that the damages claim had previously been turned down by an arbitral tribunal and the Delhi High Court. The claim was initially brought up during arbitration proceedings and was scrutinised and dismissed by a panel of three retired Supreme Court judges.

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After the initial rejection, KAL Airways and Kalanithi Maran took their case to the single-judge bench of the Delhi High Court, which also dismissed the claim. The matter was not pursued further in the appellate jurisdiction, thus attaining finality.

On May 17, the Division Bench of the Delhi High Court ruled in favour of SpiceJet and Ajay Singh. Following this victory, SpiceJet plans to pursue a refund of ₹450 crore, as outlined in a previous press release.

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