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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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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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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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Supreme Court of India issues guidelines regarding ‘Measures for Prevention of Fatal Accidents of Small Children

The Supreme Court of India has issued modified guidelines regarding ‘Measures for Prevention of Fatal Accidents of Small Children due to their falling into Abandoned Bore wells and Tube Wells’. The Modified/ Revised Guidelines are as below: (i)    The owner … Continue reading

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Compensation to injured employee not be limited to amount admissible under Workmen’s Compensation Act: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that when the labourer/employee is injured during the course of employment due to negligence of the driver of the vehicle which caused the accident, the compensation could not be limited to the amount admissible … Continue reading

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Aaj Tak fined INR 5 lakh for ‘detailed’ reporting: DHC

India’s No. 1 news channel Aaj Tak paid a price of INR 5 lakh for their ‘detailed’ reporting of a story related to sexual abuse of a minor girl by her father in 2005. Girl’s mother approached the court as … Continue reading

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