Case Analysis

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 […]
28th Dec, 2018

The Registrar has to follow the procedure laid under Section 248 of the Companies Act 2013 before striking down the name of the company.

The Ld. National Company Law Appellant Tribunal held that the Registrar has to follow the due process as mentioned under Section 248 of the Companies Act 2013 and serve a proper notice to the company, […]
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. […]
24th Dec, 2018

Notice under Order 1 Rule 8(2) CPC mandatory for filing ‘Class Action’ Consumer Complaints u/s 12(1)(c) of Consumer Protection Act.

The Supreme Court observed that ‘Class Action’ consumer complaints filed by one or more consumers where there are numerous consumers having the same interest will be maintainable only where the complaint fulfils all the requisite […]
22nd Dec, 2018

The Registrar has to follow the procedure laid under Section 248 of the Companies Act 2013 before striking down the name of the company

The Ld. National Company Law Appellant Tribunal held that the Registrar has to follow the due process as mentioned under Section 248 of the Companies Act 2013 and serve a proper notice to the company, […]
21st Dec, 2018

Section 14 of the Limitation Act is applicable to a proceeding under Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 subject to the mandatory time limit of thirty days

The Apex court reiterated that benefit of Section 5 of the Limitation Act is not applicable to a proceeding under Section 34 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 and the time period of thirty […]
20th Dec, 2018

The amendment in Section 30 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 shall be applicable to all Resolution Plans which were not approved by the Committee of Creditors or by Adjudicating Authority on the date of amendment.

The Ld. National Company Law Appellant Tribunal after observing the amendments in Section 30 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 held that the amendment brought under the said section by amending the words “seventy […]
19th Dec, 2018

Appeal abates as a whole if legal heirs of deceased defendants are not impleaded and allowing the appeal against remaining respondents would result in two contradictory decrees with respect to the same subject matter

The Supreme Court held that if the interests of the co-defendants are separate, a suit will abate under Order XXII Rule 4 of CPC only as regards the particular interest of the deceased party, however […]
19th Dec, 2018

The time period of fifteen days prescribed by Section 13(3A) of the SARFAESI Act is only directory even though the compliance of the sub-section itself is mandatory

The Delhi High Court affirmed that compliance of Section 13(3A) of the SARFAESI Act is mandatory however, the period of fifteen days provided to the lender for responding to the objections of the borrower is […]