Bombay High Court
In a breather for social activist Teesta Setalvad, the Bombay High Court on Friday extended her and her husband Javed Anand's interim bail by two weeks.
The high court order came barely hours after a special court rejected their anticipatory bail application, paving the way for their immediate arrest.Anticipating arrest for custodial interrogation sought by the Central Bureau of Investigation, Setalvad's lawyers moved the Bombay High Court.
Setalvad, Anand and an associate G.M. Peshimam have been charged with committing fraud and irregularities pertaining to foreign donations received by her NGO, Sabrang Communications & Publishing Pvt. Ltd. under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act.
A CBI Special Court in Mumbai today rejected the anticipatory bail plea of social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand, paving the way for her immediate arrest.
Soon after, her lawyers moved the Bombay high court for relief.
Setalvad, Anand and some others have been charged by the Central Bureau of Investigation with fraud and irregularities under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act on foreign donations received by the activist’s Sabrang NGO
On July 8, the CBI had registered a case against them for accepting foreign donations from the Ford Foundation without seeking prior permission of the concerned authorities.
Last week, the CBI followed this up with raids at Setalvad’s residence and offices in Mumbai for allegedly diverting funds from the foreign donors to her organisation.
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]
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.
- Category: Bar, Bench & Litigation
- Published on Wed, 1 Jul '15, 13:29
- Written by Legally India
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.
As 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Category: Bar, Bench & Litigation
- Published on Fri, 15 May '15, 12:21
- Written by Prachi Shrivastava
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.
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]
- Category: Law firms
- Published on Wed, 6 May '15, 13:48
- Written by Bapu Deedwania & Kian Ganz
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.
- Category: Bar, Bench & Litigation
- Published on Wed, 22 Apr '15, 12:23
- Written by Kian Ganz & Prachi Shrivastava
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.