appointment of Permanent Judges
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The Resolution dated 03-04-2024 was signed by two members of the Collegium as Justice B R Gavai was travelling out of Delhi. However, Justice Gavai verbally conveyed his agreement with the proposal.

consumer complaint by company under Consumer Protection Act
Case BriefsSupreme Court

In the Consumer Protection Act, 2019, a body corporate was brought within the definition of ‘person’, indicating that the legislature realized the incongruity in the unamended provision and rectified the anomaly by including the word ‘company’ in the definition of ‘person’.

Justice BR Gavai speech
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Justice BR Gavai explained that the power of judicial review is based on the basic principles of separation of power, being essential for a society governed by the rule of law, that every State organ has the power to act in its domain.

bail condition
Case BriefsSupreme Court

Supreme Court quashed and set aside the condition imposed by the Orissa High Court restricting involvement in political activities.

arbitration clause in contract
Case BriefsSupreme Court

Supreme Court concluded that the instant matter was not one of ‘incorporation’ but a case of ‘reference’ and clarified that a general reference would not have the effect of incorporating arbitration clause.

True and voluntary dying declaration
Case BriefsSupreme Court

“Dying declaration can be the sole basis of the conviction if it inspires the full confidence of the Court and the deceased was in a fit state of mind at the time of making the statement and that it was not the result of tutoring, prompting or imagination.”

acquittal of GN Saibaba
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Supreme Court, while refusing to interfere with the acquittal order, also pointed out the fact that all 6 people had been acquitted twice by the different Benches of Bombay High Court.

set aside conviction under NDPS Act
Case BriefsSupreme Court

The Court found glaring loopholes in the prosecution case regarding the preparation of the samples of the contraband and safe keeping of the samples.

S. 377 IPC
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A curative petition is a petition which requests the court to review its own decision even after a review petition is dismissed. It is considered as the last and final option available for redressal of grievances.

adani power
Case BriefsSupreme Court

The Supreme Court opined that it is unjust on the part of Haryana Utilities to say that 70% of the installed capacity should be further bifurcated and the Change in Law benefit should be restricted only to 70% of the installed capacity.

Case BriefsSupreme Court

Observing that performance of functions identical to those performed by medical practitioners by persons who do not possess the qualifications prescribed under the Central Act, could have dangerous consequences, the Supreme Court held that Rural Health Practitioners enlisted under the Assam Act, are underqualified to perform functions similar to those performed by medical practitioners registered in accordance with the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. The Court, however, upheld the constitutionality of the Assam Community Professional (Registration and Competency) Act, 2015 that was enacted to give continuity in service to the practitioners in question.

Case BriefsSupreme Court

The Supreme Court observed that the scope of interference in an appeal against acquittal is limited and that the Madras High Court ‘could not have interfered with the finding of acquittal recorded by the learned Trial Court.

Case BriefsSupreme Court

Supreme Court: The bench of L. Nageswara Rao and BR Gavai*, JJ has lucidly explained the law on rejection of plaints under Order VII Rule 11 of CPC

Case BriefsSupreme Court

Supreme Court: The bench of L. Nageswara Rao v. BR Gavai*, JJ has set aside the judgment of the Aurangabad bench of

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by Nilufer Bhateja*