Sexual intercourse, which is forceful and not forcible, not rape.

 04 November 2014

The bench comprising of Justices Pradeep Nandrajog and Ms. Mukta Gupta held that sexual intercourse, which is forceful and not forcible is not rape. The bench, thereby, acquitted the accused. "As regards the offence punishable under Section 376 IP

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Whether capital receipts received by an assessee on issue of equity shares to its non-resident holding entity and the short-fall between fair market price and issue price of its equity shares can b

 13 October 2014

The Petitioner, Vodafone India Services Pvt. Ltd., is a wholly owned subsidiary of a non-resident company, Vodafone Tele-Services (India) Holdings Limited (the holding company). In AY 2009-10,the Petitioner issued equity shares on a premium to its ho

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CCI imposes penalty on Super Cassettes Industries Ltd. for abuse of dominant position

 06 October 2014

The Competition Commission of India held Super Cassettes Industries Limited in contravention of the provisions of section 4(2)(a)(i) of the Competition Act, 2002 for imposing unfair conditions of Minimum Commitment Charges (MCC) upon the private FM S

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SC: Will drawn up in English is valid, even if the testator is ignorant of the language.

 15 September 2014

The Supreme Court bench comprising of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R.K. Agrawal held that a Will drawn up in English is valid, even if the person bequeathing his/her property was ignorant of the language, provided the content was explained to the testat

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SC: Review petition of a death convict to be heard in an open court

 11 September 2014

The Supreme Court Constitution bench comprising of Justices R.M. Lodha, Jagdish Singh Khehar, A.K. Sikri, Rohinton Fali Nariman and Chelameswar, in a majority verdict, has ruled that the review petition of a death convict to be heard in an open cou

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CCI imposes penalty of Rs. 2544.64 crores on car companies

 27 August 2014

The Competition Commission of India found 14 car companies in contravention of the provisions of the Competition Act, 2002. Commission also imposed a penalty calculated at the rate of 2% of the average turnover of the 14 car companies amounting to Rs

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SC: Landmark judgment on jurisdiction in cheque bounce cases

 12 August 2014

The Supreme Court bench comprising of Justices T.S. Thakur, Vikramajit Sen and C. Nagappan held that a complaint of a bounced cheque must be only filed at the place of dishonour of cheque Justice T.S Thakur wrote a separate but concurrent opinion an

Posted in Civil Law 6 comments |   9341 hits


SC: Commissions are not 'Courts'

 30 July 2014

The Supreme Court Constitution bench headed by the Chief Justice of India, R.M. Lodha dismissed the contempt petitions against the then Editor of India Today, Mr. Arun Shourie. The case involved an editorial published in The Indian Express in 1990

Posted in Criminal Law 1 comments |   3736 hits


NGT directs MoEF to appoint only experts in panels

 21 July 2014

The National Green Tribunal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the Ministry of Environment and Forest not to appoint persons as Chairperson/Members of the Expert Appraisal Committee/State Expert Appraisal Committee who do not have exper

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Physical Meetings cannot be substituted by postal ballots

 12 July 2014

The issue raised before the Bombay High Court was that whether a resolution for approval of a Scheme of Amalgamation can be passed under Section 110 of the Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI Circular dated May 21, 2013, by a majority of the equity sharehol

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SC: When company/accused is let off, complainant cannot continue against the MD

 12 July 2014

The Supreme Court bench comprising of Justices Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya and V. Gopala Gowda in an appeal against the judgment passed by the High Court of complaint under Section 138 read with Section 141 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 r

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SC: Fatwa or diktat lack legal sanction

 08 July 2014

The Supreme Court bench comprising of Justices Chandramauli Kr. Prasad and Pinaki Chandra Ghose ruled that no Dar-ul-Qazas or any institution by any name, shall give verdict or issue Fatwa touching upon the rights, status and obligation, of an indi

Posted in Constitutional Law 1 comments |   2679 hits


SC: Guidelines in 498A cases

 03 July 2014

Emphasing the fact that Section 498-A is a cognizable and non-bailable offence which has lent it a dubious place of pride amongst the provisions that are used as weapons rather than shield by disgruntled wives the Supreme Court bench com

Posted in Family Law 26 comments |   6286 hits


SC: Consecutive sentences of conviction

 03 July 2014

The Supreme Court bench comprising of Justices Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya and Dipak Misra citing 31(2) of the Cr.P.C. has held that if a person is convicted of several offences, including one that of life imprisonment, the no consecutive sentence ca

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SC: Landmark judgment on Patent Laws

 25 June 2014

The Supreme Court bench comprising of Justices A.K. Patnaik and Jagdish Singh Khehar addressed the issue of multiplicity of suits in different forums over a claim for patent. The Court held that multiple claims cannot be allowed as it affects the h

Posted in Intellectual Property Rights 1 comments |   2568 hits


SEBI vs Sahara: Fali S. Nariman appointed as Amicus Curiae

 23 June 2014

The Supreme Court bench comprising of Justices T.S. Thakur and A.K. Sikri dismissed the prayer for shifting the contemnors to a guest house for continued custody and detention till they comply with the directions of this Court for their release on

Posted in Corporate Law |    0 comments |   1309 hits


Whether transfer of shares under a family agreement are for a determinable "consideration" or "voluntary", whether the shares are received under a "gift" and benefit of cost and holding period be claimed by transferee?

 17 June 2014

The Respondent is an investment company in which individual members of the Bilakhia family held equal interest. The family members executed a deed of family arrangement with an objective to consolidate and equalize values of the assets held by each o

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Whether benefit of extended period of limitation under explanation 3 of Sec. 153(3) and Sec.267 to pass assessment order pursuant to finding/ direction of appellate authority available if assessee was not given a specific opportunity of being heard?

 14 June 2014

The assessee is a trustee in three different trusts. CIT(A) held that the trusts were not valid trusts since they did not come into existence in accordance with Section 6 of Indian Trusts Act” and its income should be taxed in hands of all the truste

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SC: Directions for speedy and expeditious disposal of Sec. 138 NI cases

 02 May 2014

The bench comprising of Justice K.S Radhakrishnan and Justice Vikramajit Singh in a Writ Petition filed by Indian Bank Association and others, issued directions to be followed by all the Criminal Courts in the country dealing with cases under Section

Posted in Corporate Law 1 comments |   6200 hits


Law explaining formation of AOP & taxability of off-shore supply & services

 01 May 2014

The petitioner - Linde had formed a consortium with Samsung through MOU for jointly submitting a bid to secure a tender floated by OPAL to execute a project on turnkey basis. The proposal was accepted by OPAL. The consortium entered into an agreement

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