Bombay High Court

Bombay High Court

Bombay High Court locally referred to as Mumba'ī Ucca N'yāyālaya located at Mumbai in the Indian state of Maharashtra, is one of the oldest High Courts of India with jurisdiction over the states of Maharashtra and Goa, and, the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

NSE Rs 3 lakh fine to compensate allegedly defaming scribes, stayed by Bom HC

Moneylife Journalists Debashis Basu and Sucheta Dalal may not be compensated with Rs 1.5 lakh each by the National Stock Exchange (NSE), after the Bombay high court stayed its own order that had fined the NSE to pay them, reported DNA.

The NSE had filed a Rs 100 crore defamation claim against the journalists for reporting, on 8 July, that some NSE employees were allegedly guilty of insider-trading, according to Mint.

Bombay high court justice Gautam Patel had fined the NSE to pay Basu and Dalal instead, as he reportedly found the NSE’s defamation suit and conduct to be “attempts at deflection and evasion”. However the division bench of justices VM Kanade and Shalini Joshi have stayed justice Patel’s order.

SCOI Report: Meat-ban case will depend on yet-to-be constituted right to privacy Constitution bench

The Supreme Court bench comprising justices TS Thakur and Kurian Joseph, in their order first granted permission to file the SLP in the appeal against Bombay high court order staying the Maharashtra government’s ban on sale of meat on some days of Paryurshan, an annual holy festival of Jain community. The ban was to be effective on September 10 and 17.

SCOI Report: Uncertainty ahead for foreign lawyers case in SC: Lawyers Collective make appearance with Datar, BCI

The Indian judiciary has been grappling with the question of whether to permit foreign lawyers to practice in India for more than two decades. After yesterday’s hearing in the Supreme Court, it doesn’t look like any end is in sight.

Verus wins meat for Mumbai, but slaughterhouse to remain closed

Verus won an order lifting the city-wide Mumbai ban on the sale of meat that was imposed by the government in solidarity with the Jain fasting period.

Salman Khan's new case 'paper-book' ready in Bombay HC

Bombay HC disapproval prompts partial backpedal on Mumbai meat ban

Parliament > Court on weed ban expertise: Bombay high court

ud3x0v1jud3x0v1jCannabis remains contraband in India, after the Bombay high court dismissed a petition filed in April to decriminalise its use, on the ground that the legislature, and not the court, was the appropriate forum for the challenge.

Bombay HC chief Mohit Shah retires

Bombay high court chief justice Mohit Shah retired on Tuesday, a fter presiding over the court for over five years, reported The Indian Express.

Shah had started practising in the Gujarat high court in 1976 and was elevated as a judge on the bench of the same court in 1995. He is known for his judgments related to social causes and was even praised by prime minister Narendra Modi for preserving the Bombay high court’s history in the form of a museum, according to the Express report.

Shah was quoted as observing,

From my experience I feel the people here (Mumbai) have a better sense of social responsibility and civic sense. We should test the efficacy of a law from the point of view of a common man and not only lawyers. It should meet the expectations of the common man and not judges and lawyers.

I feel that we should test the efficacy of a law from a common man’s point of view. It should meet the expectations of the common man and not judges and lawyers.

Justice VK Tahilramani has been appointed as the acting Chief Justice of Bombay high court until a regular appointment is made.

Yet again, Bombay HC orders fresh case file prepared for Salman Khan

The Bombay high court on Monday directed its registry to prepare a fresh paper-book -- a compilation of documentary evidence in the 2002 accident case and conviction of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan -- by Friday as it was not made properly as per rules.

At a hearing before Justice AR Joshi, Salman’s counsel Amit Desai said certain documents, which were not required, have been included and pointed out other discrepancies in the paper-book that was submitted on Monday.

This was the second time after August 26 that the high court directed the registry to file a fresh paper-book in the case in the actor’s appeal challenging his five-year sentence by a lower court.

The high court is hearing Salman’s appeal against the sessions court verdict of May 6 which found him guilty in the accident case in Bandra on September 28, 2002 in which one person was killed and four people were injured.

At the previous hearing, Justice Joshi had ruled that the paper-book must be prepared afresh in keeping with the high court manual and, if required, assistance could be taken from the judge who had conducted the trial.

SCOI Report: How SC disappointed disability-rights campaigners when disposing of a contempt petition vs Centre

Yesterday (September 1) in Court No 8 of the Supreme Court, before justices Ranjan Gogoi and NV Ramana, a case of civil contempt against the Central Government was argued unsuccessfully by the petitioner in the main case of National Federation of the Blind vs Sanjay Kothari, Secy Deptt Of Personnel and Training.

SC declines cancelling bail of Salman Khan

The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition seeking cancellation of bail of film star Salman Khan who was convicted and sentenced in a hit and run case.

The apex court bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu declined the plea by one of the alleged victims associated with the case and belonging to Mumbai Police.

The petitioner had challenged the Bombay high court order granting bail to Salman.

Salman was granted bail by the Bombay high court on the very day he was convicted and sentenced by the sessions court.

On May 6, Khan was found guilty in the September 28, 2002 hit and run case and sentenced to five years’ jail for various charges, including ‘culpable homicide not amounting to murder’.

One person was killed and four injured when the actor’s car ran over them while they were sleeping on a pavement.

Bombay HC orders new paper-book for Salman Khan

Salman Khan Bombay lawyer Amit Desai: Documents missing in paper-book

'Maggi neither healthy nor enjoyable': Consumer court starts Gov't Rs 640 cr claim

MaggiThe apex consumer court on Monday served a notice on Nestle India over the government’s Rs.640-crore unfair trade practice class action suit related to Maggi noodles and fixed 30 September as the next date of hearing.

Bombay HC rules for Maggi: FSSAI acted arbitrarily [READ JUDGMENT]

The Bombay high court has ruled for Nestle India’s Maggi noodles today, quipping: “Even though it’s a 2-minute noodles, it took us a lot of time.”

Saga continues: SC stays Bombay HC order that upheld service tax of lawyers

The Financial Express and others reported:

The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the Bombay high court’s judgment that upheld the levy of service tax on services provided by lawyers and law firms to business clients with turnover of Rs 10 lakh and more.

A bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu while issuing notice to the ministry of finance, the Director General of Service Tax, Central Board of Excise and Customs, and others stayed the HC judgment on the petition filed by the Bombay Bar Association challenging the levy of service tax on lawyers, which was imposed with effect from May 1, 2011, and was changed to reverse charge (obligation was shifted to business entities from July 1, 2012). The issue pertains to the 14-month period between May 1, 2011, and July 1, 2012.

Service tax has been a long-running dispute between lawyers and the tax man after the 2011 budget hit advocates with service tax.

Read the Bombay high court case summary and judgment here.

Bombay HC to give verdict in Maggi ban challenge on Monday

Bombay HC extends anticipatory bail after Mumbai CBI court rejects Setalvad's bail plea [UPDATE-1]

Update 17:14:

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.

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