Supreme Court

18th May, 2018

In commercial transaction effected through several interconnected agreements, all parties are subject to the arbitration clause contained in the main agreement even if there is no arbitration clause in the ancillary agreement.

In a recent judgment, the Supreme Court held that where several parties are involved in a single commercial project executed through several interconnected agreements/contracts then all parties can be covered by the arbitration clause in […]
14th Apr, 2018

Defamatory allegations against office of Chief Minister to constitute an offence should have reasonable connection with the discharge of public duties of Chief Minister.

In a landmark judgment on law relating to Defamation, the Supreme Court, closed criminal proceedings against chief spokesperson of Indian National Congress for having made defamatory allegations against the Chief Minister. The reason for closure […]
7th Apr, 2018

Stay of proceedings ordinarily not to be granted beyond six months

The Supreme Court in a landmark case has directed that in all pending cases where stay against proceedings of a civil or criminal trial is operating, the same will come to an end on expiry […]
6th Apr, 2018

The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015 is prospective in nature

In a recent judgment, the Apex Court ruled that the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015 will be applicable in those arbitral proceedings that have commenced under Section 21 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, […]
5th Apr, 2018

Plea of lack of jurisdiction of Arbitral Tribunal can be raised under Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act for the first time even if not raised earlier under Section 16 in the statement of defence.

In a recent judgment, the Apex Court ruled that an objection as to jurisdiction of the arbitral tribunal can be raised in a petition under Section 34 for the first time even if omitted to […]
4th Apr, 2018

Limitation period commences for the party making an application for setting aside Arbitration Award from the date of signed copy of the Award being delivered to it.

In a recent judgment, the Supreme Court ruled and reiterated that limitation period prescribed under Section 34(3) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act would commence only from the date of the signed copy of the […]
5th Mar, 2018

Section 100 of CPC mandates that the substantial question of law be framed at the admission stage of a second appeal

The Supreme Court restated the import of Section 100 of CPC by ruling that the “substantial question of law” which is the very basis of maintainability of a second appeal, is to be framed by […]
5th Mar, 2018

Mention of specific date, day and time of appearance in a summon is a mandatory requirement of Order V Rule 20

In a recent judgment, the Supreme Court ruled that mentioning of date, day and time of appearance in a summons issued under Order V Rule 20 was a mandatory statutory requirement and not an empty […]
22nd Feb, 2018

Daughters born before the enactment of Hindu Succession Act, 1956 are also entitled to equal shares as son in ancestral property.

The Supreme Court held that daughters have equal rights in the Ancestral property, even if they were born before the enactment of Hindu Succession Act, 1956. The Apex Court on 01.02.2018 in the matter Danamma […]
22nd Feb, 2018

Conviction for causing disappearance of evidence merely because of failure to inform Police about crime not justified.

It was held by the Hon’ble Supreme Court that a person cannot be convicted for causing disappearance of evidence merely because he failed to inform the police about the crime.   It was so decided […]
12th Feb, 2018

In the cases where the insured was self-employed, the award of future prospects cannot be denied.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court in the matter Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd. Vs. Shalu Sharma and Ors (SLP (C) No. 23086 of 2016) decided on February 02, 2018, dismissed the petition where the insurer challenged […]
1st Feb, 2018

An eviction order can be passed on satisfaction of any one ground under the Rent legislation

The Supreme Court has held that it is not necessary for the landlord to make out all the grounds which he has taken in the plaint for claiming eviction of the tenant under the Rent […]