After 4 years, IIPM defamation case v Caravan moves from Silchar | SC stays Gujarat inquiry into judges | Maggi wins but whacked | Latest jobs

Legally India reports exclusively that the Supreme Court has transferred the IIPM business school’s defamation case against Caravan magazine – often described as a classical strategic litigation against public participation (SLAPP) – from far-flung Silchar to the Delhi high court after four years. Find out which lawyer helped and also read our probe into how IIPM interpreted compliance with a damning 2014 Delhi high court order against it...

Also read: The government has opened a new front against Nestle and Maggi with a 6 billion Rupee Consumer Protection Act claim, only one day before the Bombay high court ruled in favour of the Swiss food giant today reprimanding the government regulator. and the CJI agreed with Harish Salve to stay a Gujarat high court order to probe an alleged dubious land grant by the Gujarat government to former and current Gujarat high court judges.

And latest jobs: Young national mid-size firm seeks Kolkata litigation associate/SA (3-7 PQE)

Great opportunity: Fast-growing MobiKwik dot-com seeks legal & compliance officer with 5-10 years experience

Doyen of Indian IP, Prof Tehemtan Nasserwanji Daruwalla, RIP

 TN Daruwalla“…his life was gentle; and the elements so mixed in him, that nature might stand up and say to all the world ‘This was a man’…”
Mark Antony in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Act V Scene 5

Read more: Doyen of Indian IP, Prof Tehemtan Nasserwanji Daruwalla, RIP

FM: Explore foreign law firm India access; Liaison offices ok; India Law & LPO Inc grow 8.2%

Liberalisation: Stop or go?Legal services in India grew by an average of 8.2 per cent each year between 2005 and 2012, according to the 2012-13 economic survey that was prepared by the finance ministry. It also noted that “liaison offices” by foreign law firms were permitted under Indian law and recommended “exploring” greater access for foreign law firms, which would “improve the competitiveness of the Indian market”.

Read more: FM: Explore foreign law firm India access; Liaison offices ok; India Law & LPO Inc grow 8.2%


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