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Transferor still liable if name in RTO records: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that the transfer of ownership of a vehicle by itself would not absolve the transferor from liability to a third person as long as transferor’s name continues in the government records. “Even though … Continue reading

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Compensation received from Govt for a deceased employee should be deducted from total compensation: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that the compensation received from the Government by the dependents of a deceased employee in a motor vehicle accident should be deducted from the total compensation payable to such dependents by the tortfeasor or … Continue reading

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Doctrine of Attractive Nuisance and Negligence dwelled upon: DHC

The Delhi High Court recently had an opportunity to dwell on the concepts of ‘doctrine of attractive nuisance’ and ‘negligence’ under the tort law. The Court was dealing a case wherein six children died due to drowning in open drains. Absolving the … 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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Death sentence cannot be carried out in an arbitrary manner: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that the execution of death sentence cannot be carried out in an arbitrary manner without following the due process of law. “Condemned prisoners also have a right to dignity and execution of death sentence … Continue reading

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Claimant can recover entire compensation from one joint tort feasor: SC

In an important ruling, the Supreme Court of India held that a claimant is entitled to recover entire compensation from one of the joint tort feasors, particularly in an accident where injuries have been caused by combined wrongful act of … 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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