Kingfisher Airlines, advised by Agarwal Law Associates, lost in the Supreme Court yesterday after its special leave petition against last week’s Calcutta high court order, as reported by Legally India, was dismissed in the beleaguered operator’s wilful default battle with the United Bank of India (UBI). UBI was advised by Verus Advocates.

Kingfisher, represented in court by senior advocates Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Parag Tripathi instructed by Agarwal partner Mahesh Agarwal, had sought urgent relief against the Calcutta HC order, which had disallowed its request to use legal representation in UBI’s wilful default proceedings against it.

But since UBI yesterday also held a committee meeting, which Kingfisher did not attend and which declared Kingfisher and its directors as wilful defaulters, the Supreme Court ruled that Kingfisher’s petition was infructuous in light of the committee’s decision, as reported by the Indian Express and others.

Verus partners Krishnayan Sen and Rishad Chowdhury and associate Namrata Apte had instructed attorney general of India Mukul Rohatgi and senior advocate Dhruv Mehta for UBI.

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Like +2 Object -4 sachi baat 03 Sep 14, 17:11
surprised to know Senior Advocates were "instructed" by these two law firms.

I think Seniors were "briefed" not "instructed".
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Like +6 Object -2 kianganz 03 Sep 14, 17:13
Tomatoe tomahtoh? Aren't both the same thing, practically speaking?
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Like +4 Object -3 Dorothy 03 Sep 14, 17:47
Its not Tomatoe tomahtoh !!.. You don't instruct govt counsels unless you are the govt.
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Like +3 Object -0 Dorothy Parker 03 Sep 14, 19:12
Take out any Court Order, it mentions the name of the Sr. Adv (or the Counsel) and then 'i/b' i.e., instructed by - the name of the briefing advocate (or the solicitor). Please apologies to Kian.
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Like +2 Object -1 Dorothy Parker 03 Sep 14, 19:52
And plural of Counsel is Counsel and not Counsels. Apologize for that too!
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Like +2 Object -0 ignorance 03 Sep 14, 19:31
Even the orders and judgments of Bombay High Court use i/b.
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Like +1 Object -0 babelfish 03 Sep 14, 18:21
With PXV gone, Verus is Kian's new love
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Like +1 Object -0 Alive 04 Sep 14, 11:06
Looks like every other person/ company thinks that they can just simply go to a higher authority. Merit or no merit, let’s just go higher and see if can get a favorable decision. Good for Lawyers I say :-)
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Like +1 Object -0 kianganz 04 Sep 14, 14:23
Thanks to the person who pointed out the repetition in the first paragraph, that's been corrected and noted.
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Like +1 Object -0 Scooter- 05 Sep 14, 11:30
LI is going the wikipedia way. Readers contribute to content, give updated information, help in editing and making the article better.
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Like +0 Object -0 kianganz 05 Sep 14, 11:33
That's what makes the internet so great as a publishing medium!

And on that note, thank you all for your help and contribution and participation, it is always welcomed and appreciated! :)
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