Right to property
Case BriefsSupreme Court

“The seven sub-rights may be procedures, but they do constitute the real content of the right to property under Article 300A, non-compliance of these will amount to violation of the right, being without the authority of law.”

Sikkim High Court
Case BriefsHigh Courts

The Court referred to National Insurance Co. Ltd v. Balakrishnan, wherein the Supreme Court had distinguished between a Comprehensive/Package Policy and Act Policy by stating that an Act Policy cannot cover a third-party risk of an occupant in a car, but a Comprehensive/Package Policy would cover such risk.

Gauhati High Court
Case BriefsHigh Courts

On the demand of around Rs. 44 Crores, only Rs. 9 Crores was provided to Assam State Legal Services Authority by the Finance Department and the Law Department of the State, for providing compensation to the victims.

Gauhati High Court
Case BriefsHigh Courts

Section 161 of the Railways Act, 1989 makes it compulsory for the drivers of every vehicle crossing an unmanned level crossing, to stop and to observe whether any train is coming, before crossing the level crossing, but in the present case, the driver failed to do so.

Delhi Land Acquisition
Case BriefsSupreme Court

Supreme Court directed the parties to maintain status quo regarding possession, change of land use, and creation of third-party rights till fresh acquisition proceedings are completed

Remedy in Public Law
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by Seema Bengani†

Sikkim High Court
Case BriefsHigh Courts

The Court discussed the difference between a gratuitous passenger travelling in a private vehicle that met with an accident, and the deceased wife of the insured in the instant case who was held to be covered as a “third party”. The distinction proved to be elemental in granting “just compensation” to the appellants.

Delhi High Court
Case BriefsHigh Courts

“It would be a travesty if the entitlement of the family members of the deceased scavenging workers is confined to Rs.10,00,000. The same would defeat the directions of the Supreme Court to enhance the compensation to Rs. 30,00,000/- on the basis that the previously fixed compensation of Rs.10,00,000/- was fixed far back in 1993 and was not an adequate compensation.”

Delhi High Court
Case BriefsHigh Courts

Delhi High Court stated that to avoid Appellant 1 advancing the contention that the costs had to be shared by Lord Hanuman, it is clarified that the costs would be entirely payable by him.

Bombay High Court
Case BriefsHigh Courts

The Court observed that the Labour Court’s Award is not happily worded, especially where it holds that in absence of a police complaint, employee’s act of overwriting on gate pass cannot be considered forgery.

Madras High Court
Case BriefsHigh Courts

“The persistence of manual scavenging is a stark reminder of the deep-rooted inequalities and discrimination that continue to pervade our society, perpetuating the cycle of poverty, oppression, and exclusion faced by marginalized groups.”

Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court
Case BriefsHigh Courts

The Court noted that petitioner had been made to suffer loss of his liberty for a cumulative period of more than 1080 days of preventive custody covered under the span of four detention orders in row from 2019 to March 2024.

Patna High Court
Case BriefsHigh Courts

Police excesses and maltreatment of detainees/undertrial prisoners or suspects, tarnishes the image of any civilised nation, and encourages the men in ‘Khaki’ to consider themselves to be above the law and sometimes even to become law unto themselves.

counterfeit protein powder flipkart
Case BriefsTribunals/Commissions/Regulatory Bodies

The State Commission absolved Flipkart from any liability as it was merely facilitating the sale through its portal. However, it was noted that Flipkart should have displayed strict attitude vis-à-vis breach of terms regarding sale of counterfeit products on its site.

Patna High Court
Case BriefsHigh Courts

The amount of compensation is fixed as a token to remind the Judicial Officers that before taking cognizance and during judicial inquiry and trial, it is the bounden and obligatory duty to go through the complaint carefully and then take cognizance.

Rajasthan High Court
Case BriefsHigh Courts

Rajasthan High Court held that “the Commissioner, being a Treasurer is empowered to exercise its control over the Temple and also to receive compensation in lieu of acquisition of the Temple land.”

Madras High Court
Case BriefsHigh Courts

Madras High Court after noting that the State Government is taking steps to conduct surprise checks, remarked that this will not stop the problem, and emphasised that assessing the level of alcohol in the blood at least in cases where accidents takes place should be made mandatory, as this will help the motor accident claims to be decided in a proper manner while determining the issue of negligence to be attributed in an accident.

National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission
Case BriefsTribunals/Commissions/Regulatory Bodies

NCDRC pointed out that the State Commission’s finding that non-deployment of the airbags when the respondent’s car crashed, warranted punitive damages, was not based on any finding of fact or legal precedent.

Bombay High Court
Case BriefsHigh Courts

Bombay High Court directed the acid attack victims to make an appropriate application within a period of four weeks from the date of this judgment.

Chhattisgarh High Court
Case BriefsHigh Courts

The report states that because of lack of allotment of fund, the payment could not be made to the victims/family members of the victim, till date.