In this case the court held a person as partner, and hence liable for repayment of firm’s debt the court went on to say that even though he was not proved to be formal partner – he could still under the doctrine of holding out (which is a species of estoppel) can be held to […]Read More Holding a Person as Partner – Doctrine of Holding Out in Partnership Act.
This SC Decision reiterates that in Muslim Law mother is not the natural or the legal guardian of the child, and is merely entitled to preferential custody upto certain ages, in absence of father, his executor and in executor’s absence father’s father and his executor are natural guardians. Brothers/Mother/Sister cannot be natural guardians unless so […]Read More Mother is not the Natural Guardian under the Muslim Law !
Comment : In this case the SC highlighted again that merely by adoption the adoptive parents are not deprived of right to deal with their properties as such, however if there is an agreement to the contrary such rights may be restricted, and since by such agreement right/title/interest is created/declared and extinguished it is required […]Read More Marriage without Sex – Anathema – Court holds Impotency/Refusal to have Intercourse – Mental Cruelty
Law of Quantum Meriut by SC Facts : The Public Works Department of the respondent-State had issued a tender notice for the construction of a road. The appellant inspected the site, went to the place where stone for the construction was said to be available, and after satisfying himself submitted a tender below the estimates in […]Read More In this Judgment the SC explains the law of quantum meruit….
Lakshmi Amma And Anr. vs Talengalanarayana Bhatta And … on 10 March, 1970 Equivalent citations: AIR 1970 SC 1367, (1970) 3 SCC 159 Author: A Grover Bench: A G Shah, K Hegde JUDGMENT A.N. Grover, J. 1. This is an appeal by special leave from a judgment and decree of the Kerala High Court whereby […]Read More Settlement deed under undue influence by old aged person.
SCOPE AND AMBIT OF ANTICIPATORY BAIL – summed up and reiterated by the the Hon’ble SC in SS.Mhetre v. State of Maharashtra (2010 SC) 118. A good deal of misunderstanding with regard to the ambit and scope of section 438 Cr.P.C. could have been avoided in case the Constitution Bench decision of this court in […]Read More Scope and Ambit of Anticipatory Bail – S.S.Mhetre – 2011
In This case – the court held two very fundamental principles which are of seminal importance in partition cases – i) if joint family’s existence is shown – some property/nucleas is shown ii) It is presumed that joint family goes on/continues iii) Some properties brought by Karta in his name iv) Onus on Karta if […]Read More Presumption as to Joint Family Property – continuing Joint and not seperate
Comment : In this case the plaintiff sought specific performance on the basis of an agreement to sell. defendant pleaded that the same was voidable on the ground of fraud and undue influence and was not meant to be acted upon and only meant as a security for repayment of debt. Court held mischief of […]Read More Specific Performance of an Agreement vitiated by Fraud/Undue Influence.
Supreme Court of India Alka Bose vs Parmatma Devi & Ors. on 17 December, 2008 Author: P Sathasivam Bench: R.V. Raveendran, P. Sathasivam SUPREME COURT OF INDIA RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS CIVIL APPEAL NO(s). 6197 OF 2000 ALKA BOSE Appellant (s) VERSUS PARMATMA DEVI & ORS. Respondent(s) Date: 17/12/2008 This Appeal was called on for judgment […]Read More Specific Performance of an Agreement executed by Vendor alone
Supreme Court of India Cherubin Gregory vs The State Of Bihar on 31 July, 1963 Equivalent citations: 1964 AIR 205, 1964 SCR (4) 199 Bench: Ayyangar, N Rajagopala PETITIONER: CHERUBIN GREGORY Vs. RESPONDENT: THE STATE OF BIHAR DATE OF JUDGMENT: 31/07/1963 BENCH: AYYANGAR, N. RAJAGOPALA BENCH: AYYANGAR, N. RAJAGOPALA SINHA, BHUVNESHWAR P.(CJ) SHAH, J.C. CITATION: […]Read More Causing Death of Tresspasser by Rash & Negligent Act