Sangeetaben Mahendrabhai Patel v. State of Gujarat, (2012) 7 SCC 621 [B.S. Chauhan and J.S. Khehar JJ] followed in V.S. Reddy and Sons v. Muthyala Ramalinga Reddy, Criminal Appeal No. 1285 of 2015 [Dipak Misra and Prafulla C. Pant JJ] has taken a different view from G. Sagar Suri v. State of U.P., (2000) 2 […]Read more "Referred to Larger Bench XXIX: Double Jeopardy"
Court is vested with a broad and wholesome power, in terms of Section 311, to summon and examine or recall and re-examine any material witness at any stage and closing of prosecution evidence is not an absolute bar. Court is not a hapless bystander in derailment of justice. Court has a vital role to discharge […]Read more "Section 311 of The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 III"
Plaintiffs claim, lock, stock and barrel copying by Defendant. Defendant labels both Plaintiffs and itself as pirates, sailing in high seas of prior art(s). Hipster Bottles were launched by Plaintiff No. 1 in India in May, 2019. Plaintiff No. 1 is Proprietor of Registered Design No. 306577 in terms of Section 2(1)(j) of The Designs […]Read more "No Bottle, Just Bottle"
Dauvram, for murder of Brother-Dashrath, was convicted under Section 302, IPC. In our opinion, this case will fall under Exception 1 to Section 300, IPC. K.M. Nanavati v. State of Maharashtra, 1962 Supp (1) SCR 567 interpreted Exception 1 to Section 300. For determining whether or not the provocation had temporarily deprived power of self-control, […]Read more "Provocation"
Marico’s grievance pertains to Dabur. It is alleged, impugned advertisements convey a clear message: Marico’s product is ineffective and useless. On behalf of Dabur it is contended, impugned advertisements are protected under Article 19(1)(a) and are legitimate, honest, truthful, well substantiated and statistically proven. A balance has to be struck. An advertiser cannot, while […]Read more "Comparative Advertising"
A cargo containing fruits and vegetables was sent twice from Mumbai to Canada via London by employing services of British Airways. Those aggrieved against air carriers, are barred, even if accompanied by sufficient cause, to bring an action for damages after 2 years. Our task is to decipher Rule 30 of Second Schedule of […]Read more "The Plea of Limitation XVIII: Air Carriers"
T.V. Today Network Limited, incorporated under The Companies Act, 1956, operating ‘AajTak’, ‘AajTak HD’, ‘India Today Television’ and ‘Good News TV’, submitted, Defendants Nos. 1 to 9 tarnished its reputation. The suit is not just for relief against ‘defamation’, which would certainly not constitute a ‘commercial suit’, but is one in which violation of ‘copyright’ […]Read more "Defamation in Commercial Suit"
Nemai Chandra Kumar v. Mani Square Limited, 2015 (2) SCALE 657 concluded, Nemai Chandra Kumar & Ors. were “Thika Tenants” within the meaning of Section 2(5) of The Calcutta Thika Tenancy Act, 1949. It was held, “Any Structure” includes both ‘Kutcha’ (temporary) or ‘Pucca’ (permanent) Structure. Mani Square Limited’s Review Petition (Civil) No. 1483 of 2015 succeeded […]Read more "Thika Tenancy IV"
It is trite to refer to tenets laid down in Palermo and Vienna Conventions. There has been a consensus, acquisition-possession-use-concealing or disguising illicit origin of illegitimately obtained money to evade legal consequences would be money-laundering. However, growth of jurisprudence in this law did not stop or end… _____ We hold, Section 24 of The […]Read more "Burden of Proof"
It has been submitted, in exercise of jurisdiction under Article 32, Court should quash the FIRs since none of Zubair’s tweets provokes hatred towards any community or is derogatory to any religion or a religious denomination. _____ We find no reason or justification for deprivation of Zubair’s liberty to persist any further. Overlap in FIRs, […]Read more "First Information Report III"
Writ of Habeas Corpus has always been given due signification as an effective method to ensure release of those detained in prison. It’s a swift and imperative remedy in all cases of illegal restraint or confinement [Secretary of State for Home Affairs v. O’Brien, (1923) AC 603]. It has through ages been ‘jealously maintained’ by […]Read more "The Writ of Habeas Corpus"
Himanshu Kumar claims to be running an NGO: Vanvasi Chetna Ashram. Himanshu’s Writ Petition relates to an alleged massacre on 17th September, 2009 and 1st October, 2009 in Gachhanpalli, Gompad and Belpocha situated in District of Dantewada, State of Chhattisgarh. An aggrieved person can only claim, offence he alleges be investigated properly. But, he has […]Read more "5 Lakhs for Supreme Court II"
An unfortunate incident took place on 08.09.2017 in an institution in Gurugram. Bholu’s D.o.B. – 03/04/2001. _____ The ‘preliminary assessment’ made by Juvenile Justice Board under Section 15 of The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 is under consideration. A ’preliminary assessment’ decides on transferring the case of a ‘child’ between […]Read more "Claim of Juvenility III"
Pt. Prem Raj v. D.L.F. Housing and Construction (Private) Ltd., AIR 1968 SC 1355; N.P. Thirugnanam v. Dr. R. Jagan Mohan Rao, (1995) 5 SCC 115; His Holiness Acharya Swami Ganesh Dassji v. Sita Ram Thapar, (1996) 4 SCC 526; K.S. Vidyanadam v. Vairavan, (1997) 3 SCC 1; Balraj Taneja v. Sunil Madan, (1999) 8 […]Read more "Readiness and Willingness II"
Plaintiff’s Creative Team came across ‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’, which was released on 07.02.2020 and was a huge success. Plaintiff sought assignment of Hindi Remake Rights. Recitals of Deed of Assignment, dated 13.05.2020, prima facie show, Remake and Dubbing Rights inter alia included making a New Cinematograph Film with Right to Dub the Malayalam Film as well […]Read more "The Case of Ayyappan and Koshi"
Lal Singh v. State of Gujarat, (2001) 3 SCC 221: “Court in Collector of Customs v. D. Bhoormall, (1974) 2 SCC 544 held thus, “In all human affairs absolute certainty is a myth, and — as Prof. Brett felicitously puts it — ‘all exactness is a fake’. El Dorado of absolute proof being unattainable… legal […]Read more "Overawe"
Due to objections raised by Patent Office, Nippon A&L Inc. chose to amend claims to ‘process’ alone. It is common understanding, ‘product‘ claims are much broader than ‘process‘ claims. In present case, amendment of claims from ‘product by process’ to ‘process’ alone is clearly a step down. Section 59(1) of The Patents Act, 1970 as […]Read more "Section 59 of The Patents Act, 1970"
If criteria for promotion is merit-cum-seniority, comparative merit has to be evaluated. In case of merit-cum-seniority, even a Junior may steal a march over his Seniors for accelerated promotion. _____ What was done in Bimlesh Tanwar v. State of Haryana, (2003) 5 SCC 604 was actually a declaration of law. Therefore, same will have retrospective […]Read more "The Doctrine of Prospective Overruling II"
Pushpabai and Uttam, a T.V. Mechanic, got married on 19th March, 1994. It is alleged, Uttam was having an illicit relationship with Kusum Gaikwad. Pushpabai succumbed to her injuries on 31st March, 1995. Kundula Bala Subrahmanyam v. State of Andhra Pradesh, (1993) 2 SCC 684 highlighted significance of a Dying Declaration. Shudhakar v. State of […]Read more "Dying Declaration"
Government of Maharashtra, on 18/09/1978, exercising power conferred under Section 1(5) of The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948, extended provisions of ESI to certain classes of establishment – hotels, restaurants, shops, cinemas et cetera. Employees’ Insurance Court at Bombay, on 09/09/2021, declared, Board of Control for Cricket of India [BCCI/Board] is covered within meaning of […]Read more "Section 1(5) of The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948"