Monthly Archives: April 2015

Delay in matrimonial disputes by courts ‘distressing phenomenon’: SC

Criticizing the apathetic attitude of the Family courts, the Supreme Court of India held that matrimonial and domestic disputes, including an application for grant of maintenance, have to be disposed of at the earliest by the Family courts by taking … Continue reading

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Private Hospitals to provide free treatment to acid attack victims: SC

The Supreme Court of India has directed private hospitals to provide full treatment to victims of acid attack and action may be taken against the hospitals or clinics that refuse to do so. “The State Governments/Union Territories should seriously discuss … Continue reading

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Courts should give preclusive effect to TTAB decisions: USSC

The Supreme Court of the United States held that a court should give preclusive effect to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) decisions in a suit for trademark infringement if the ordinary ele­ments of issue preclusion are met. “So long … Continue reading

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Legislators urged to relook Sec 304A IPC punishment: SC

Concerned over nonchalant attitude of the drivers, the Supreme Court of India urged legislators to consider enhancing the sentence for causing death due to rash and negligent driving. “The lawmakers should scrutinize, re-look and re-visit the sentencing policy in Section … Continue reading

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Cabinet approves amendments to Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013

The Union Cabinet approved amendments to the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013 pending in the Rajya Sabha, and approved amendments proposed in the Bill. The Bill provides for a uniform regulatory environment, to protect consumer interests, help speedy … Continue reading

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Section 66A of IT Act unconstitutional: SC

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of India held Section 66A of Information Technology Act as unconstitutional in its entirety as it allowed police to arrest anyone posting ‘annoying’ or ‘offensive’ content over internet. “….Section 66A purports to authorize the … Continue reading

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SEBI can’t arrest without following due procedure: BHC

Expounding upon the powers of arrest and detention of a recovery officer of Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the High Court of Bombay ruled that a tax recovery  officer cannot arrest or detain a person without reasons to … Continue reading

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