Supreme Court

19th Mar, 2019

Pre-Deposit Clauses to invoke Arbitration Makes Arbitral Process ineffective and expensive

The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, vide its order dated 11.03.2019 in M/s ICOMM TELE LTD. vs Punjab State Water Supply and Sewerage Board and Anr. Civil Appeal No. 2713 of 2019, struck down the […]
19th Mar, 2019

Preferential right of heirs under section 22 of Hindu Succession Act applicable also to agricultural lands

The Supreme Court has held that the preferential right given to an heir of a Hindu under Section 22 of the Hindu Succession Act is applicable even if the property in question is an agricultural […]
19th Mar, 2019

Mere denial or mere creation of doubt does not rebut the presumption under Section 139 of the NI Act

The Apex Court held that circumstances like lack of documentary evidence to show the source of funds of complainant to advance the loan or lack of any written record of the transaction in the form […]
11th Mar, 2019

Applicability of Arbitration and Conciliation Act on the dispute between the landlord and the tenant in the Transfer of Property Act

The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, in Vidya Drola & Ors. versus Durga Trading Corporation being Civil Appeal No. 2402 of 2019 on 28.02.2019  allowed the arbitration proceeding to resolve dispute between  the landlord and […]
11th Mar, 2019

No Limitation Period To Seek Declaration Of A Marriage As ‘Null And Void

The Supreme Court has observed that no period of limitation is prescribed so far as presentation of petition for declaration to declare a marriage being null and void, under Section 24 of the Special Marriage […]
28th Feb, 2019

Independent assessment of merits of award cannot be made in an arbitration appeal.

The Supreme Court has observed that a court while considering an appeal under Section 37 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, cannot undertake an independent assessment of the merits of the award. The Supreme Court […]
28th Feb, 2019

Even a blank cheque leaf, would attract presumption under Section 139 of the Negotiable Instruments Act.

It was held by the Supreme Court that if a signed blank cheque is voluntarily presented to a payee, towards some payment, the payee may fill up the amount and other particulars at a later […]
28th Feb, 2019

120 Days deadline to file Written Statement is mandatory in Commercial Suits

Supreme Court has observed that proviso added to the Code of Civil Procedure by Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Act, 2015, is mandatory and no written statement can be […]
21st Feb, 2019

Mere agreement to sell the leased property to tenant would not terminate landlord-tenant relationship.

Mere execution of agreement to sell of the leased property with a tenant would not terminate the landlord-tenant relationship. The Supreme Court observed, If the parties really intended to surrender their tenancy rights as contemplated […]
16th Feb, 2019

Even a blank cheque leaf, voluntarily signed and handed over by the accused, which is towards some payment, would attract presumption under Section 139 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, in the absence of any cogent evidence to show that the cheque was not issued in discharge of a debt

It was held by the Supreme Court that if a signed blank cheque is voluntarily presented to a payee, towards some payment, the payee may fill up the amount and other particulars at a later […]
14th Feb, 2019

Transfer by Erroneous Representation of title will hold good if transferor acquires title later

Applying the principle of “feeding the grant by estoppel” under Section 43 of the Transfer of Property Act, the Supreme Court granted relief to a party, who was misled to purchase a property by erroneous […]
2nd Feb, 2019

Section 144 is attracted only when a decree or an order is varied or reversed in appeal, revision or any other proceeding or is set aside

The Apex Court held that a court of first instance may order for restitution only when a decree or an order is varied, reversed or set aside or modified. Such court is empowered to pass […]