SC: Reference to larger Bench has to be for reconsideration of the principle of law and not merits of the decision.

 15 April 2014

The bench comprising of Chief Justice of India, P. Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice N.V. Ramana held that the reference of a case to a larger Bench necessarily has to be for a reconsideration of the principle of law on which the case has

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   2193 hits


SC: Dishonour of post-dated cheques is not an offence under NI Act

 15 April 2014

The bench comprising of Justice R.M. Lodha and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh held that the post-dated cheques issued by the appellants(purchasers) as an advance payment in respect of purchase orders cannot be considered in discharge of legally enforceabl

Posted in Corporate Law 11 comments |   6027 hits


SC: Secured creditor cannot take over possession of the secured asset with the lessee under a valid lease

 11 April 2014

The appellants who were tenants of different premises in Mumbai had mortgaged the premises to different banks as securities against loans. The appellants defaulted in repayment loans. The respondents issued notices of 60 days period under SARFAESI A

Posted in Others 2 comments |   4290 hits


SC: Guidelines on appeals against acquittal

 11 April 2014

The bench comprising of Justice R.M. Lodha and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh issued the following guidelines to the appellate courts in dealing with appeals against acquittal: (i) There is presumption of innocence in favour of an accused person and su

Posted in Criminal Law |    0 comments |   3813 hits


Distance Education degree not eligible for LLB

 04 April 2014

Justice K. Vinod Chandran has held that that the graduate degree obtained through the distance education mode, can not be considered as an eligible qualification for admission to three year LL.B course.

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SC: Equal pension for Judges

 02 April 2014

The bench comprising of Justice P. Sathasivam. Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice N.V. Ramana held that for the purpose of determing pension, ten years practice as an Advocate should be added as a qualifying service for Judges elevated from the Bar. T

Posted in Constitutional Law 5 comments |   1425 hits


Safai Karamchari Andolan & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Ors.

 31 March 2014

The bench comprising of Chief Justice of India, P. Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice N.V. Ramana, in a writ petition filed by Safai Karamchari Andolan, directed that the families of all persons who have died in sewerage work since 1993 to

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   1474 hits


SC interim order on IPL spot-fixing.

 31 March 2014

The bench comprising of Justice A.K. Patnaik and Justice F.M.I Kalifulla passed an interim order appointing Mr. Sunil Gavaskar as an interim President of the BCCI and stated that no player or team is prohibited from participating in IPL 2014.

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Delhi HC finds BJP and Congress guilty of violating FCRA

 31 March 2014

The bench comprising of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Jayant Nath on a writ petition filed in public interest found political parties BJP and Congress to be guilty of violating Foriegn Contribution (Regualtion) Act, 1976 by accepting foreign

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SC: State is duty bound to protect the Fundamental Rights of its citizens

 28 March 2014

The bench comprising of Chief Justice of India, P. Sathasivam, Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde and Justice N.V. Ramana directed the West Bengal government to pay Rs. 5 lakh compensation in addition to already sanctioned Rs. 50,000 to the gang rape victi

Posted in Criminal Law 2 comments |   2349 hits


Delhi HC orders disability quota in judiciary recruitments

 28 March 2014

The bench comprising of Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice R. V. Easwar held that the decision of the High Court administration to not include the disability quota in the upcoming direct recruitment for the Delhi Higher Judicial Services was discr

Posted in Civil Law |    0 comments |   1356 hits


SC: Time limit for police to register FIRs extended.

 18 March 2014

The bench comprising of Chief Justice of India, Justice P. Sathasivam; Justice Dr. B.S.Chauhan, Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S.A. Bobde modified the landmark guidelines stated in Lalita Kumari Vs. Govt. of U.P. & Or

Posted in Criminal Law 3 comments |   4576 hits


Non-consummation of marriage during the honeymoon period does not amount to cruelty.

 10 March 2014

The bench comprising of Justice Shri P.N. Deshmukh and Justice Smt. V.K. Tahilramani set aside a Family Court judgment dissolving the marriage between the parties, by a decree of divorce. The Court ruled that non-consummation of marriage during the h

Posted in Family Law 1 comments |   3173 hits


Orphanages to be registered under JJ Act, 2000

 05 March 2014

The bench comprising of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Jayant Nath settled the question regarding the legal provisions required for registration and licensing of orphanages and children's home by clearing that the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000 wo

Posted in Civil Law |    0 comments |   2685 hits


SC on powers of Lokayukta.

 27 February 2014

The three judge bench comprising of Chief Justice of India, P.Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh quashed the 'breach of privilege' notices issued by Madhya Pradesh Assembly Secretariat to the Lokayukta for breach of privil

Posted in Criminal Law 1 comments |   1975 hits


SC grants right to adoption to Muslims

 20 February 2014

The Bench comprising of CJI, P. Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh granted the Muslim petitioner, Shabnam Hashmi, right to adopt child through the Juvenile Justice(Care and Protection of Children) Act route, despite the Mu

Posted in Family Law 1 comments |   2172 hits


SC: Appointment of staff in Courts to be in consonance with Art. 14 & 16

 18 February 2014

The Bench comprising of Justice Dr. B.S. Chauhan, Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice M.Y. Eqbal directed all High Courts to re-examine the statutory rules dealing with the appointment of staff in the High Court as well as in the subordinate courts a

Posted in Constitutional Law 4 comments |   2181 hits


SC upholds recommendations of Majithia Wage Board

 07 February 2014

The bench comprising of Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh upheld the recommendations of Justice Majithia Wage Board for journalists and non-journalists in the print media on their pay structure and direct

Posted in Constitutional Law |    0 comments |   2288 hits


SC on power to punish for contempt

 05 February 2014

The bench comprising of Justice Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Shiva Kirti Singh set aside the contempt proceedings initiated by the the Madras High Court against Sudhir Vasudeva, Chairman and Managing Director of ONGC.

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SC stays execution of Khalistani terrorist Bhullar

 31 January 2014

The bench comprising of Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, Justice R.M. Lodha, Justice H.L. Dattu and Justice S. J. Mukhopadhaya stayed the execution of Khalistani terrorist, Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, who was involved in the bomb blast in Delhi in the yea

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