Quia Timet

“In Fletcher v. Bealey (1884) 28 Ch. D. 688 a quia timet action was asked for to interdict the tort of nuisance in order to prevent noxious liquid from flowing into a river. Pearson, J. after referring to earlier Judgments on quia timet action then held: “I do not think, therefore, that I shall be […]

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Legal Malice

“In a Judgment reported as HMT Ltd. v. Mudappa, (2007) 9 SCC 768 quoting from earlier Judgment of this Court reported as State of A.P. v. Goverdhanlal Pitti, (2003) 4 SCC 739 it was held that ‘legal malice’ or ‘malice in law’ means ‘something done without lawful excuse’. It is an act done wrongfully and […]

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The Revival of Ray XXXVIII

My Lord, Judges in Md. Serajuddin, (1975) 2 SCC 47? Five. Hon’ble Judges H.R. Khanna, K.K. Mathew, M. Hameedullah Beg, Y.V. Chandrachud. Hon’ble Chief Justice of India, Hon’ble Justice A.N. Ray. “A Constitution Bench of this Court in Md. Serajuddin, (1975) 2 SCC 47 has held that expression ‘in the course’ implies not only a period […]

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The Revival of Ray XXXVII

It is not our forte to answer whether it is better to be free than secure or be secure rather than free. However, we are here only to ensure that citizens are provided all the rights and liberty to the highest extent in a given situation while ensuring security at the same time. There is […]

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Section 2(33), The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015

Section 2(33), The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015: “heinous offences” includes the offences for which the minimum punishment under The Indian Penal Code, 1860 or any other law for the time being in force is imprisonment for 7 years or more; xxx xxx xxx Learned Senior Counsel, Siddharth Luthra submitted that, […]

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