Consortium II

Magma General Insurance Company Ltd., (2018) 18 SCC 130 explained the concept of ‘consortium’. United India Insurance Company Ltd. v. Satvinder Kaur, (2020) SCC Online 410 reaffirmed the view. Three-Judge Bench further laid down, ‘loss of love and affection’ is comprehended in ‘loss of consortium’. Hence, there is no justification to award compensation towards ‘loss of love and affection’ as a separate head.”

Hon’ble Justice Ashok Bhushan, New India Assurance Company Limited v. Smt. Somwati, [Civil Appeal No. 3093 of 2020].