Bombay High Court

In victory for aggrieved, Clataclysm hits convenors: Bombay HC makes whole CLAT process subject to paper re-evaluation [READ JUDGMENT]

The Bombay high court judgment has been uploaded on the Bombay high court website, ordering an expert committee with the power to take a decision that could revise the “merit list of candidates if necessary”, making “the whole merit list and all subsequent process, will be subject to outcome of the Expert Panel/Comittee’s decision”.

CLAT cases: Raj HC reserves 1 other student’s seat at “Bangalore Law College” / NLSIU for petitioner? Bombay adjourns for sick judge [READ ORDER]

Rajasthan Jaipur order: Reserve one other student's seat?Rajasthan Jaipur order: Reserve one other student's seat?The Rajasthan high court’s Jaipur bench on Tuesday (30 June) ordered the “last student” admitted to NLSIU Bangalore, or “Bangalore Law College” as the high court order put it, to be reserved subject to the result of the writ petition before it, as the Bombay high court CLAT challenge was postponed to 7 July.

Amit Desai wins Salman Khan another 2 weeks before Bombay HC to check case files

PTI reported that:

The Bombay high court on July 1 deferred till July 13 an appeal filed by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan against the five-year sentence awarded to him in the hit-and-run case, after the actor’s lawyer sought time to check documents.

Although the ‘paper book’ (compilation of evidence and documents) is ready and copies have been served to both the sides by the court), Mr Khan’s counsel Amit Desai urged for three weeks’ adjournment to check whether the documents were in order.

Desai said he needed to check if translation of documents into English was required and whether nay were missing.

Justice AR Joshi granted only two weeks of adjournment until 13 July, to which chief public prosecutor SS Shinde consented.

Click here for case history and more on Salman Khan.

Political protests outside RMLNLU gates vs CLAT as 5 writs linger: What can happen now?

Politicians at the gates of RMLPoliticians at the gates of RMLAs political protests were organised in Lucknow against the CLAT yesterday and the Rajasthan high court adjourned its hearing in the writ petition against the CLAT to today after the CLAT’s senior counsel did not appear, we take a look at where the litigation stands while the national law schools prepare to close the process in July.

Bombay HC allows Nestle to feed foreigners Maggi Noodles (but not yet Indians)

In a partial breather for Nestle, the Bombay high court on Tuesday allowed the company’s Indian branch to export all varieties of its popular two-minute Maggi noodles.

The domestic restrictions, however, would continue to apply. The matter will now come up for further hearing on July 14.

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas Mumbai partner Ameya Gokhale acted for Nestle with with senior counsel Iqbal Chagla.

Maggi was banned by the Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on June 5 after several samples were found having lead and MSG contents beyond permissible limits.

Nestle India had challenged the ban on grounds that it was ‘unauthorised, arbitrary, unconstitutional for violating right to equality and trade’, and violative of principles of natural justice since the company was not given a proper hearing.

Bombay HC hears forceful argument that some CLAT answers wrong, asks CLAT’s ‘experts’ to explain

In the latest hearing on the CLAT 2015 case, the High Court of Bombay on 25 June asked the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) convenor to seek clarification from its expert committee on the objections raised by the petitioner regarding 7 questions in the UG exam. The court has refused to grant any interim relief, and the next date for hearing is set for 30 June 2015.

Courting contempt? Bombay HC again stays 2015 CLAT allotments, notes RMLNLU’s silence [READ ORDER]

The Bombay high court has stayed publication of the final allotment list of the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2015, in an order passed on Saturday (20 June), noting that the CLAT convenor has not complied with an earlier direction of another high court by publishing a new allocation list.

Papers not ready: Salman Khan Bombay HC appeal adjourned to 1 July

Shardul new hire Ameya Gokhale handles Bombay HC mandate for Nestle seeking review of Maggi ban

Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas (SAM) partner Ameya Gokhale, who joined the firm only recently, is representing Nestle India on its judicial review of food safety watchdog FSSAI, which banned its Maggi instant noodles for allegedly containing too much lead and MSG

Jharkhand HC designates 0 women, 6 men to senior counsel, including bar council chair Rajiv Ranjan

Six new senior advocates were designated in the Jharkhand high court, including Jharkhand bar council chairman Rajiv Ranjan, on 29 April.

The other five newly designated seniors in the high court are Birendra Kumar Poddar, Raj Nandan Sahay, Anil Kumar, Sanjiv Kumar and Ajit Kumar, according to a notification on the high court’s website.

The Bombay high court also had a round on 8 May in which seven new seniors were designated.

Bombay HC makes 7 new senior counsel (but only 1 woman): HRLN’s Gayatri Singh & Mihir Desai; Rajiv Chavan, Sanjeev Gorwadkar

The Bombay high court has designated the seven advocates as senior lawyers.

Ex-Khaitan Bombay HC litigator Ameya Gokhale to join Shardul Amarchand in Mumbai

Bombay high court advocate Ameya Gokhale, currently in the chambers of Pradeep Sancheti, is due to join the new Mumbai office of Amarchand Mangaldas Delhi managing partner Shardul Shroff as a partner, reported the Economic Times.

Gokhale left Khaitan & Co as a principal associate in August 2013, having joined in 2008 from an LLM at George Washington University Law School and two years at Amarchand where began his career after graduating from NLSIU Bangalore in 2005.

The end of an era (live & summarised): Amarchand Mangaldas split now official [CYRIL AFFIDAVIT & PRESS RELEASE]

The largest Indian law firm break-up ever is now official, after the Bombay high court today blessed the arbitral award arrived at after nearly six months of mediation between Amarchand Mangaldas Suresh A Shroff & Co managing partners and brothers, Cyril and Shardul Shroff.

Bombay HC upholds beef ban for now, next hearing on 25 June [UPDATE-1]

Cannabis should be legal in India, argues one lawyer’s petition in the Bombay high court

Advocate Aditya Barthakur has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Bombay high court challenging the criminalisation of cannabis under Indian law, based on the fact that none of six government organs he queried had any idea about how the herb is harmful to the human body.

BCI to SC: Foreign lawyers should not come to conferences in India

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.

NaMo: Retire 1,700 laws

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

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