Bombay High Court

1000s of cases deferred across India in yesterday's BCI-called strike over lawyer-killing (Round-up)

Bombay HC raises max bench strength to 94 (though currently at only 65 sitting judges with 10 vacancies)

"The number of posts for judges in the Bombay high court has been increased from the current 75 to 94, announced chief minister Devendra Fadnavis in the legislative assembly on Friday. However, of the 75 existing posts, ten are vacant. So in effect there are only 65 judges,” reported the Times of India.

After months of gossip, SC collegium inducts Orissa HC chief Amitava Roy to apex court

NaMo: Retire 1,700 laws

NaMo inaugurates Mohit Shah's judicial museum in the Bombay high court

Another samaritan to save us all, gets magistrate FIR vs AIB & celebs for 'pornographic, obscene, vulgar show'

Read an offended law teacher’s PIL and what she (and apparently Christians and others) found offensive in the AIB roast; But, are the jokes illegal?

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Centre won't appeal Rs 3,200 cr Bombay HC Vodafone order: Is India finally done with tax terrorism?

Amarchand to split in two firms on 1 April (but ET rumours of Bharucha-Shardul tie-up almost certainly false)

Amarchand Mangaldas Delhi and Mumbai regions, managed by brothers Shardul and Cyril Shroff respectively, have agreed to split into two firms by 1 April 2015, confirmed three independent sources.

Law ministry proposes renaming Bombay & Madras high courts to Mumbai & Chennai

The Department of Justice in the law ministry has begun drafting a bill to rename the Bombay and Madras high courts to Mumbai and Chennai high courts, respectively, reported the PTI.

The two high courts were established under the Indian High Court Act, 1861 alongside the Calcutta high court, and have so far resisted attempts to be renamed in line with their hosting cities.

Mafatlal socialite wedding's 14-year-old disputed debt to Taj hotels returns to Bombay civil court with Mulla & Mulla

Mediation & Cyril Shroff affidavit deadline extended to Feb in Amarchand dispute

The deadline for filing the Bombay high court counter affidavit by Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai managing partner Cyril Shroff to rebut his brother Shardul’s case has been extended for the second time to 20 February 2015.

The court-sanctioned mediation between the brothers has been extended too from its earlier closing date of 31 December 2014 to the end fo January, after a Bombay high court hearing yesterday.

Shardul Shroff in talks to open offices on brother's turf as mechanics of 2 Amarchands raised in mediation [Update-1]

Bombay HC rejects advocate’s service tax argument that lawyers provide no “value addition” for clients

Cyril Shroff affidavit deadline extended to 31 December as mediation between Amarchand Mumbai-Delhi continues

Cong challenges BJP gov't Maha assembly majority in Bombay HC

The Congress’ Maharashtra unit Wednesday moved Bombay high court challenging the constitutional validity of the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government and seeking its dismissal.

Former minister M Naseem Khan filed a writ petition before the court questioning the constitutional validity of the nearly month-old government and terming it as “illegal”.

Justice VM Kanade has posted the matter for hearing Friday (Nov 28), he said.

After the Oct 15 elections, Maharashtra threw up a fractured verdict in which the Bharatiya Janata Party secured 123 seats (which came to 122 after a legislator’s death), the Shiv Sena got 63, the Congress 42 and the Nationalist Congress Party 41, with the remaining 18 going to independents and smaller parties.

“Fadnavis approached the Governor C V Rao to stake claim to form the government claiming it had the requisite majority in the 288-member assembly, and was asked to prove it (majority) within 15 days,” Khan, a legislator from Mumbai, told IANS

However, Khan said that the vote of confidence in the assembly Nov 12 was passed by a voice vote.

“Nobody knows how many MLAs (legislators) voted in favour of the government or against it in the voice vote. Our stand is that this remains a minority government which does not enjoy the confidence of the house and must be dismissed immediately,” he contended.

Later the Congress and Shiv Sena had led separate delegations to Governor Rao questioning the validity of the Nov 12 trust vote.

Khan also claimed that all the major decisions taken by this government are “illegal” and must be set aside.

Former additional solicitor-general of India B A Desai and former solicitor-general of India TR Andhyarujina will appear on behalf of Khan in the case.

Fadnavis was sworn-in as chief minister Oct 31 at the head of a 10-member ministry which is likely to be expanded shortly.

In one of latter-day rare cases, SC upholds death sentence

BMR wins for Shell, as BHC follows Vodafone transfer pricing precedent

More to come? Cyril Shroff to file affidavit showing Shardul ‘deeply involved’ in making of mother’s controversial will [READ ORDER]

Cyril Shroff: To file affidavitSenior counsel Iqbal Chagla told the Bombay high court in his closing remarks that his client Cyril Shroff would be filing an affidavit showing the “deep involvement” of his brother in the will.

After gloves came off in Bombay HC Shroff vs Shroff, Amarchand brothers agree to mediate with Salve, Justice Srikrishna, Kampani

Shroff family firm turns family feud Live from Bombay high court court room number 10 today, before Justice RD Dhanuka.

Why (and how) does a Bombaywala advocate of 20 years shift to Delhi?

ChitnisSeveral months ago a born-and-bred Mumbaikar advocate returned all of his Bombay high court briefs and literally drove his BMW to make Delhi and the Supreme Court his new home. Why?

6 things all Bombay HC juniors must learn to become a superstar of the Original Side

Bombay HC Are you dreaming of becoming the next superstar Bombay counsel like Fali Nariman or Janak Dwarkadas?

Bombay HC issues criminal contempt on Mirror for reporting what happened in court & ‘caricature’

Mumbai Mirror report of proceedings and 'caricature'The Bombay high court has served a show cause contempt notice on the Mumbai Mirror for reporting a litigant’s allegation made in court earlier this year that a judge hearing was corrupt.

Bombay HC rules for Vodafone, Salve & Duttmenon over Rs 3,200 transfer pricing tax bill: To affect 20+ other cos [READ JUDGMENT]

Bombay HC fines Rs 40 lakh exemplary penal costs on 'sponsored', meritless litigants against developer, but grants stay anyway

The Bombay high court has ordered costs of Rs 40 lakh against 10 petitioners who filed a property matter that Justice Gautam Patel called a “sponsored” petition “without the faintest glimmer of merit. It is precisely the kind of litigation -- speculative, lacking in bonafides, sponsored, an abuse of process of law and of the court and perhaps even a fraud on the court -- that our Supreme Court has repeatedly decried and deprecated, even said should be visited with exemplary and penal costs".

The costs were to be paid to the respondent developer, who claimed that they had to spend significant costs defending themselves against the action, reported the PTI, though the court nevertheless intermittently stayed the development of land the petitioners had challenged so they could launch an appeal.

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