Delhi High Court

11th Mar, 2019

The passing off suits based solely on the registered design is not maintainable.

Dismissing the suits filed by multinational footwear manufacturer Crocs Inc., the Delhi High Court has held that suit for action against passing off solely based on a design registered under the Designs Act 2000 is […]
11th Mar, 2019

Objection of unstamped and unregistered arbitration agreement is not an impediment to an arbitrator being appointed under Section 11(6) if there is a valid arbitration clause

The Delhi High Court held that the scope of Section 11(6) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 is limited to examining whether there is a valid arbitration clause between the parties. Objections such as […]
6th Feb, 2019

A buyer is not entitled for specific performance by paying only a small portion out of the total consideration as advance.

The Hon’ble High Court of Delhi held in a judgment that the acts where the less substantial consideration is paid and/ or the buyer is not in the possession of the subject property, the said […]
30th Jan, 2019

A suit, seeking enforcement of statutory right, filed by an unregistered partnership firm will not be barred by law.

The Hon’ble High Court of Delhi held in a judgment that Section 69 (2) of the Indian Partnership Act 1932 cannot bar the enforcement by way of suit by an unregistered firm in respect of […]
22nd Jan, 2019

If a party enters premise as a tenant, in the absence of relevant documents, he cannot claim ownership

In a recent judgment, the High Court at New Delhi, held that the landlord is the best judge of his requirement for residential or business purpose and  has complete freedom in the matter. The said […]
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

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

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 […]
27th Dec, 2018

A person in settled possession cannot be dispossessed even by the Governmental Authority except by the due process of law

In a recent judgment, the Delhi High Court, held that in the present case, the Respondent/Plaintiff had been in settled possession not only since before the institution of suit but for the last 35 years. […]