Case Analysis

11th Jan, 2019

Former employee not disqualified from acting as an Arbitrator, even after 2015 Amendment to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996

The Supreme Court has held that the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, does not disqualify a former employee from acting as an arbitrator provided that there are no justifiable doubts as to his independence and […]
11th Jan, 2019

Dismissal of application to file a suit as an indigent person is not a bar against filing an appeal as an indigent person.

The Supreme Court of India held in a judgment that if an application of the person to file a suit as an indigent person under Order 33 of the Code of Civil Procedure 1908 (hereinafter […]
11th Jan, 2019

Readiness and willingness to perform a contract is the most important issue for considering grant of specific performance of a contract

In a recent judgment, the Supreme Court, held that in the present case, readiness and willingness to perform a contract is a question of fact and the same is to be determined during appreciation of […]
11th Jan, 2019

Notified Order issued under Extradition Act can be given retrospective effect.

In an important judgment, the Delhi High Court has held that the Extradition Act 1962 is not a penal statue, therefore issuance of a Notified Order making the provisions applicable of the Act to the […]
10th Jan, 2019

Seller cannot forfeit the earnest money received under an agreement to sell even if buyer is guilty of breach

In a recent judgment, the Delhi High Court held that any forfeiture of earnest money will be hit by Section 74 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 unless loss is pleaded and proved by the […]
10th Jan, 2019

In case of builders, failure to obtain necessary sanctions and approval from concerned authorities does not fall under force majeure

In a recent judgment, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum held that the builder’s inability to obtain requisite permission for construction of flats is not a valid reason and does not justify delay in possession […]
10th Jan, 2019

The purpose of Section 31(2) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 is to ensure that the absence of minority members of tribunals do not lead to any fresh litigation.

The Hon’ble High Court of Delhi held that where an award has been signed by the majority of the members of the arbitral tribunal, such an award will be an award of the arbitral tribunal, […]
8th Jan, 2019

Section 69(2) of Indian Partnership Act, 1932 does not bar filing of a suit based on dishonour of a cheque

The Delhi High Court held that a dishonour of cheque is a cause of action which does not arise from a contract between the parties and therefore the bar under Section 69(2) of Indian Partnership […]
8th Jan, 2019

Mere transfer of ownership of vehicle does not absolve the registered owner from liability to a third person

The Supreme Court held that a registered owner cannot wriggle out of liability towards a third person in event of an accident, on the mere pretext of the ownership of the vehicle being transferred, if […]
8th Jan, 2019

Denial of Maintenance is a Continuing Cause of Action; Claim Not Time Barred After 3 Years

  The Delhi High Court held that the claim for maintenance was a “continuing cause of action”, and wife was not barred from claim it under the Domestic Violence Act 2005 even after a period […]
3rd Jan, 2019

A suit for partition lies only when the parties have undivided share in the property.

The Hon’ble High Court of Delhi held that only when the parties have undivided share, a suit for partition lies. Where the property has already been divided by metes and bounds, suit for partition is […]
2nd Jan, 2019

Upon eviction of a tenant, right of members of his family, is also extinguished in rented premises

In a recent judgment, the Delhi High Court, held that though termination of tenancy is required to be done by issuing a notice under Section 106 of Transfer of Property Act 1882, yet the filing […]