BAPOO M. MALCOLM

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03 May 2017 at 12:47

Put a Price on Frivolous Litigation

  POSTED BY BAPOO M. MALCOLM

Maybe, just maybe, the courts are listening to what Moneylife (and Lawyersclubindia)has been saying for years. That the backlog facing the judicial system stems mainly from the frivolous litigations and malicious prosecutions, rather persecutions, th

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10 April 2017 at 13:09

No, Sir, It's Not Mine!

  POSTED BY BAPOO M. MALCOLM

"I swear, I don�t even know her." We have seen it before. The most recent denials being that of a politician and a footballer. DNA is proving many errant, rich hedonists, to be the lawfully-conceiving paters. Now it�s, �Hi

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21 March 2017 at 14:05

Death on the roads

  POSTED BY BAPOO M. MALCOLM

Express highways, freeways, sea links, flyovers, tunnels, monorails or metros. The need for speed never seems to end. If bigger is better, Faster is best. So many people Are laid to rest. Here is a story I never tire of repeating, even years after m

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25 February 2017 at 12:20

Section 482 is not to be used lightly

  POSTED BY BAPOO M. MALCOLM

�We will go to the High Court�! It is wise to think twice before embarking on that journey. It can spoil your case. What exactly Section 482 of The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, is, should be spelt out first. �Section 482�

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24 January 2017 at 11:11

Trap, Not Tempt, a Criminal

  POSTED BY BAPOO M. MALCOLM

This has to be the horror story of the year. American justice gone Wild West. And a sensible appellate court to the rescue. Readers will recall an article in Moneylife, titled “Is Trapping and Entrapment the Same?”. Trapping is right and

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27 December 2016 at 11:45

Boorish Behaviour: Courtesy Brief-holders

  POSTED BY BAPOO M. MALCOLM

Do not doubt the veracity of what follows, the author has personally witnessed each incident. All are true, unfortunately so. You be the judge. a) An advocate, caught in a collusive suit, loses his temper, points to his co-defending attorney and shou

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19 December 2016 at 11:44

Smart Man, Smarter Wife

  POSTED BY BAPOO M. MALCOLM

Marriages are made in Heaven, money in courts, currency notes in mints and acrimony in homes. Hell is made when all of them meet. Mr. and Mrs. Seal were involved in a divorce case, in a Kolkata family court. The man was asked to pay an amount to his

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15 December 2016 at 10:55

Ethics in the Legal Profession

  POSTED BY BAPOO M. MALCOLM

A nasty joke, on the net, asked the question: �What is the difference between a lawyer and a leech?� Said it had something to do with Draculan haemel-imbibing practices. Two out of three, maybe 99 out of 100, will applaud. One can almost

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12 November 2016 at 12:32

Faith and Hope Vs the World

  POSTED BY BAPOO M. MALCOLM

Whom can you trust? It varies from family to family, depending on the gross worth—of both, the family estate and the grossness of its members. The larger the pile, the greater the tensions at base camp. We can expect fights unto death, in the f

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02 November 2016 at 13:41

Come into my cockpit, said the pilot to the VIP

  POSTED BY BAPOO M. MALCOLM

You be the judge. a) A flight engineer of the airline is on the flight, as a passenger. He requests the pilot to show his (engineer’s) daughter the inside of the cockpit. The pilot obliges. b) A plane is delayed. It has to resume its flight to

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