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Bar, Bench & Litigation  22 June 2017

BCI’s 12th super-expensive foreign law degree exam to be held on 26 June

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has notified the 12th qualifying exam for Indian nationals holding foreign law degrees to be held from 26 June to 1 July, 10 months after the 11th edition of this exam was held.

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No Interim Relief in Petition Seeking Stay on Mandatory Aadhaar – For Now
by CCG NLU Delhi

The fresh petition challenging the constitutionality of the Aadhaar Act (Shantha Sinha v. Union of India) came up for hearing before the Supreme Court today. While this... Read more

Bar, Bench & Litigation  20 June 2017

And this is why no one wants to fight a lawyer: Advocate litigates for 7 years to overturn Rs 500 rash driving fine

Nearly every lawyer (particularly in Delhi) has their story to tell about how after a bit of drink driving or minor traffic violations, they managed to escape a fine by waving their advocates license at a traffic cop.

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Bar, Bench & Litigation  01 June 2017

Litigation  31 May 2017

Karanjawala wins bail for accused in American tourist Park hotel rape case

“Police will book five men including a tourist guide for alleged gang-rape of an American woman at a five-star hotel in Delhi in March,” reported the Hindustan Times in December adding, “The woman has said the tourist guide befriended her while showing her tourist spots in Delhi and adjoining states. The woman said on the night of the incident, he entered her room with four of his friends, also related to the travel agency, on the pretext of discussing their next day’s journey route plan. They had drinks in the room after which the tourist guide forced himself on her, she said. The others also took turns to rape her before leaving the room, said a source familiar with the complaint. The traumatised woman went back to the US shortly after the alleged gang-rape, the complaint read.”Read More

Litigation  25 May 2017

Phoenix wins withdrawal for Arnab’s Republic vs India Today in Delhi HC ratings writ

Phoenix Legal and senior counsel Ramji Srinivasan won for Arnab Goswami’s new TV news venture Republic in the Delhi high court, after the India Today Group withdrew its writ that we had first reported yesterday, which challenged Republic for allegedly violating the telecom law to gain unprecedented TV ratings (TRP).Read More

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Bar, Bench & Litigation  25 May 2017

Challenge: Is this 192-word gem by Justice Dipak Misra the longest sentence in an SC judgement ever?

Supreme Court Justice Dipak Misra wrote a 192-word opening sentence in an order in 2015, to say that the case before him was a frivolous litigation filed to harass and arm-twist the opposing party into agreeing to an out-of-court settlement. Justice Misra’s frustration with the case, however, was particularly linked to the rampant abuse of a procedural provision.Read More

Litigation  24 May 2017

Phoenix reps Arnab vs India Today writ, plus other anti-Republic claim by TOI [READ PETITION • UDPATE-1]

We understand that law firm Phoenix Legal is defending journalist Arnab Goswami’s freshly launched news channel Republic TV in the Delhi high court, against news channel TV Today’s writ that alleges that Republic is violating telecom law to gain unprecedented television ratings (TRP).Read More

Litigation  15 May 2017

Lawyer sends defamation notice to HT for reporting that expensive senior advocates appeared for his public sector client

Advocate Kartik Seth warned the Hindustan Times (HT) of criminal defamation charges that he would press against the newspaper for reporting that a battery of expensive senior advocates had been briefed in the case of Seth’s client, who is a government employee. Read More

(Updates from the SCOI) WhatsApp-Facebook Data Sharing (Day – II): Can Fundamental Rights be Exercised Against WhatsApp?
by CCG NLU Delhi

The hearing in the petition challenging WhatsApp’s privacy policy continued today. Arguments made during the course of yesterday’s proceedings can be accessed here.... Read more

Litigation  10 May 2017

Amity student’s 2015 landmark victory against fairness cream maker undone by Delhi consumer forum

Amity Law School Noida student Paras Jain’s November 2015 win against cosmetic company Emami was turned around by the Delhi state consumer commission, which has sent his case back to the lower rung for fresh hearing. Read More

Litigation  09 May 2017

Pamasis wins Bom HC release of Sarkar 3 after court rules the movie a ‘sequel’ not a ‘remake’ in rights dispute [READ ORDER]

Pamasis Law Chambers won for the producers of Hindi movie Sarkar 3 in the Bombay high court under Justice Gautam Patel, who ruled against granting an injunction over the movie’s release.Read More

Bar, Bench & Litigation  05 May 2017

Delhi lower judiciary exam 2015: 10 months on, no whisper of result

The Delhi Judicial Services (DJS) exam result is facing another long delay, this time of at least 10 months, keeping with previous years’ trends. The last DJS exam, which is the first phase to qualify for interviews to join Delhi’s lower judiciary, was held by 10 July 2016.Read More

Litigation  27 April 2017

CAM’s Percy wins Abhishek Verma arms dealer discharge from CBI graft charges

“Arms dealer Abhishek Verma, his wife and others were discharged by special court on Wednesday in a CBI case involving alleged payments to some officials to influence the defence ministry to keep a German firm out of the government’s blacklist. Special CBI Judge Anju Bajaj Chandna also discharged Verma and his Romanian wife Anca Verma in a money laundering case filed by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the matter.” reported the Times of India.Read More

SCOI Reports  27 April 2017

Legally Explained: SC challenge to Aadhaar so far, and how on Day 2 Shyam Divan infused new energy into the case that is NOT about privacy - or is it?

As the challenge to compulsory Aadhaar identification to file IT returns was heard by the Supreme Court for the second day today (27 April), the mood among the anti-Aadhaar activists has been upbeat. Read More

Bar, Bench & Litigation  25 April 2017

HC invites Khaitan Calcutta partners to rebut Deepak Khosla push for perjury case against all of them

Khaitan & Co’s Calcutta partners and some of the firm’s current and one former associate have been summoned by the Calcutta high court to respond to perjury and criminal contempt allegations made against them by advocate Deepak Khosla on behalf of his client.Read More

Bar, Bench & Litigation  21 April 2017

Analysis: BCI claims post-strike win after law min says: Law Com is independent, we’ve not decided anything yet

Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said today that the government had not yet taken a decision on the Law Commission proposals to overhaul the regulation of the legal profession, which included the banning of lawyer strikes and induction of non-elected, non-lawyer members into bar councils.Read More

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