Monthly Archives: June 2015

Involuntary presence rules out resident status: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently ruled that the assesse is to be considered as non-resident Indian for the purposes of the Income Tax Act for the period for which he was in India ‘involuntarily’ on account of his passport having … Continue reading

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Google Earth ‘satellite image’ & ‘digital tack’ not hearsay: 9th Circuit

Does a Google Earth ‘satellite image’ and a ‘digital tack’ labeled with GPS coordinates hearsay? United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled it is not and upheld trial court conviction of defendant for reentering into Unites States … Continue reading

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Courts can interfere in arbitration proceedings: CHC

The Calcutta High Court recently ruled that there is no blanket ban on courts to pass orders in arbitration proceedings in the interest of justice. The High Court was dealing with the issue of granting injunction against an arbitration proceeding. … Continue reading

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Parent lines of extant hybrid varieties not ‘novel’: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently ruled that the parent lines of the extant hybrid varieties cannot be considered as ‘novel’ plant varieties for the purposes of registration under the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act. The Court said … Continue reading

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Section 254(2A) third provisio declared unconstitutional: DHC

The Delhi High Court struck down an expression in third proviso to Section 254(2A) of Income Tax Act that stipulated Income Tax Appellate Tribunal has no power to grant extension of stay beyond 365 days even if the delay in … Continue reading

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CCI has inherent powers to review/ recall its orders: DHC

In an important ruling, the Delhi High Court held that Competition Commission of India (CCI) has the power to recall or review its order directing investigation though it is not an inherent power or expressly provided under the Competition Act. … Continue reading

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IPAB members’ appointment provisions unconstitutional: MHC

In a recent ruling, the Madras High Court struck down provisions of Intellectual Property Appellate Board appointments under the Trademarks Act as unconstitutional citing the violation of separation of powers and independence of judiciary by the government. The Court was … Continue reading

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