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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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Registered owner not liable: SC

The Supreme Court of India has clarified that the registered owner of a vehicle should not be held liable for a claim if the vehicle is not in his possession and control. In this case, the Large Bench of the … Continue reading

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Voluntary contributions should be included in the salary: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India clarified that for the purpose of deciding net monthly income of the deceased (in a motor vehicle accident), the amount of voluntary contributions made should be included in the salary. Referring … Continue reading

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Government ‘owner’ of vehicle under requisition: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India clarified that a vehicle under requisition by the State Government under Motor Vehicles Act (“Act”) from the owner makes it (government) a ‘owner’ of such vehicle till it parts with the … Continue reading

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Principle of Composite Negligence be followed in a third party claim: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India clarified that where the claimant is a third party (other than the driver/owner of the vehicles involved in the accident) the correct principle for determination of the liability is that of … Continue reading

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‘Intermeddler’ can be considered legal representative under MACT Act: SC

Interpreting the term ‘legal representative’ broadly, a Large Bench of Supreme Court of India ruled that even an “intermeddler” can be considered as a legal representative of the deceased under Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Act (“MACT”). Relying on a full … Continue reading

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Just & Fair compensation to be paid to child in case of motor accident: SC

The Supreme Court of India ruled that in case of a child meeting with a motor accident the following appropriate compensation should be considered as ‘just and fair’; if the disability caused is above 10% and upto 30% to the … Continue reading

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