Monthly Archives: November 2014

Deceased Settlor’s estate can’t be assessed in a discretionary trust: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently held that in a discretionary trust where the trustee has retained the income and not disbursed it amongst  the beneficiaries, the value of assets cannot be assessed on the estate of the deceased settlor. “Merely … Continue reading

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Review petitions to be heard in open court: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that a review petition in cases in which death sentence has been awarded should be heard in open court by the same Bench which originally heard the appeal. A Constitutional Bench said that if … Continue reading

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WWE ‘carries on business’ in Delhi: DHC

In an interesting ruling, the Delhi High Court expanded the scope of the expression ‘carries on business’ and thus held that a person can be regarded as carrying on business in Delhi if the goods are shipped on the basis … Continue reading

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Courts have discretion to order sentences to run concurrently: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that the courts have full discretion to order sentences for two or more offences at one trial to run concurrently and rejected that the normal rule is to order the sentence to be consecutive. … Continue reading

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