Holding a Person as Partner – Doctrine of Holding Out in Partnership Act.

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 … Continue reading Holding a Person as Partner – Doctrine of Holding Out in Partnership Act.

Liability of Pledgee for Criminal Breach of Trust

Comment : In this case the court held a bank liable for criminal breach of trust where it misappropriated the govt. securities pledged with it by the pledgor to secure overdraft - in actuality no overdraft was procured. The defence of S.79 of the bank was negatived for the simple reason that bank could not be … Continue reading Liability of Pledgee for Criminal Breach of Trust

Supreme Court on S.92 Evidence Act – Doctrine of Conclusivity of Documentary Evidence.

Supreme Court of India State Bank Of India & Anr vs Mula Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd on 6 July, 2006 Author: S Sinha Bench: S Sinha, P Balasubramanyan CASE NO.: Appeal (civil) 2801 of 2006 PETITIONER: State Bank of India & Anr. RESPONDENT: Mula Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd. DATE OF JUDGMENT: 06/07/2006 BENCH: S.B. Sinha … Continue reading Supreme Court on S.92 Evidence Act – Doctrine of Conclusivity of Documentary Evidence.

Specific Performance of an Agreement vitiated by Fraud/Undue Influence.

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 … Continue reading Specific Performance of an Agreement vitiated by Fraud/Undue Influence.