Bombay High Court

23rd Oct, 2018

SARFESI Act 2002 has an overriding effect on other laws, including Code of Civil Procedure

A peculiar situation came before the Bombay High Court in the matter of M/s Corporation Bank vs. Hon’ble Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (Writ Petition No. 11729/2018) which was decided on 22nd October, 2018. In this matter […]
8th Sep, 2018

If the Complainant fails to prove that cheque has been dishonored as provided under Section 146 of the Negotiable Instruments Act or by any other mode, presumption in favor of the said Complainant will not arise

In a recent judgment, the Bombay High Court, held that the Complainant has to prove the basic fact of dishonor of cheque before the burden of proof is discharged by her to establish that an […]
22nd Aug, 2018

Children born out of a void marriage are entitled to a share only in the separate property and not to the joint family properties of their father

The Bombay High Court held that though Section 16 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 confers legitimacy upon an offspring born out of a void marriage, such offspring is not entitled to a share in […]
20th Aug, 2018

Convict confined in open prison can be released on furlough without surety from relatives.

The Bombay High Court has held that a convict confined to open prison can be released on furlough by the sanctioning authority by doing away with the requirement of execution of bond by the relatives […]
20th Aug, 2018

Civil Courts in Muslim divorce proceedings can grant incidental reliefs of maintenance and right in the matrimonial property

The Bombay High Court took a view that reliefs of maintenance and right in the matrimonial property are incidental to the main relief of ‘dissolution of marriage’ hence, they are required to be considered in […]
14th Jul, 2018

There is an implied surrender of tenancy when the tenant either explicitly or by necessary implication executes a mortgage deed with respect to the subject premise.

In a recent judgment, the Hon’ble High Court of Bombay held where a landlord executes a mortgage deed in favour of tenant in possession of the premises, this will amount to implied surrender of tenancy […]
6th Jul, 2018

Order copy obtained through Right to Information Act, 2005 is as good as a certified under certain circumstances.

The High Court of Bombay in a recent judgement held that when a copy of order is not supplied to a party by the adjudicating authority and if the same is obtained by the said […]
22nd Feb, 2018

Interim order under Order 39 Rule 1 & 2 passed by the first appellate court is not appealable under Order 43 as the latter is exhaustive in nature

In a recent judgment, the Bombay High Court ruled that while entertaining the Regular Civil Appeal, if the First Appellate Court passes interim order under Order 39 Rules 1 and 2 of the CPC, it […]
11th May, 2017

Interim orders cannot be granted in Arbitration proceedings where claim cannot be specifically enforced

Bombay High Court in the matter of B E Billimoira and Company Vs Mahindra Bebanco Developers Limited; Commercial Arbitration Petition (Ldg) No. 29 of 2017 held no interim order can be passed by Court/Arbitrator under […]
2nd Mar, 2017

A suit for specific performance cannot be allowed to be converted into a suit for title of a stranger and for possession by allowing impleadment of parties claiming title over the property.

The Bombay High Court held that a suit for specific performance cannot be allowed to be converted into a suit for title of a stranger and for possession by allowing impleadment of parties claiming title […]
13th Feb, 2017

What is “sufficient cause” in terms of order 37 Rule 4 CPC #indianlaws

Bombay High Court in the matter titled as Purnendu Shekhar Mal Jain Vs. ACG Associated Capsules Private Limited in Appeal (L) no. 98 of 2016 decided on 1st Feb, 2017 held that the words “special […]
25th Feb, 2016

Arraigning of Partnership firm imperative to prosecute partner U/s.141 of the NI Act #indianlaws

There can be no dispute that as the liability is penal in nature, a strict construction of the provision would be necessitous. Therefore for maintaining the prosecution under Section 141 of the Act, arraigning of […]