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Karnataka high court

11 December 2018

IndusLaw senior partner and head of litigation and dispute resolution, V Srinivasa Raghavan, has received the senior counsel nod from the Karnataka high court.

11 April 2018

J Sagar Associates (JSA) Bangalore equity partner Murali Ananthasivan has gone independent to become an independent counsel again.

16 March 2018

Data privacy is a burning issue, from the Aadhaar ID database to a series of recent government and judicial reports laying the groundwork for a much-overdue reform of Indian privacy regulations, which will affect a plethora of businesses.

07 February 2018

The lawyers protesting against alleged 'stepmotherly' treatment of the Karnataka high court bench, and appointments to it, include "Advocates Generals of the state BV Acharya, Ravivarma Kumar, Udaya Holla and Ashok Haranahalli, co-chairman of Bar

06 December 2017

The Supreme Court collegium has recommended to the Madras high court bench who would probably be the first of a modern Indian law firm’s partners, as well as the second-ever NLSIU Bangalore graduate.

21 April 2017

Mason & Associates is defending Google in the Delhi high court against a writ claiming the “right to be forgotten” on the internet, in the second instance of such a claim before an Indian court.

16 March 2017

Senior counsel Dushyant Dave, writing in The Wire, has criticised a number of recent decisions of the Supreme Court regarding judicial elevations and transfers, for having been as opaque (as ever) and having missed out on obvious candidates, suggesting that executive pressure scuppered the elevations of several judges who’d handed down decisions the government wouldn’t have liked.

07 February 2017

Former Supreme Court Justice Markandey Katju has begun blogging about the judiciary again, despite his run-in with the Supreme Court’s rather draconian contempt powers had left him on the ropes, giving a strategic unconditional apology (which the apex court accepted on 7 January, having asserted its dominance over its former brother judge).

11 August 2016

The first female Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court, Manjula Chellur, has been named the new Chief Justice of the Bombay high court.

24 February 2016

New chief justices (CJ) were appointed at the Meghalaya, Karnataka and Orissa high courts by Presidential order, reported the Press Information Bureau.

Allahabad HC judge Dinesh Maheshwari will assume the CJ’s office at Meghalaya HC, Karnataka HC judge Subhro Kamal Mukherjee will at Karnataka HC and Karnataka HC judge Vineet Saran will be the CJ at Orissa HC

15 February 2016

Chief Justice Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela of the Orissa High Court on Monday was sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of the Bombay high court here, following the collegium’s recommendation last month.

Governor CV Rao administered the oath of office to Chief Justice Waghela at Raj Bhavan.

Present on the occasion were Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, ministers, judges, legal and civil officials and other invitees.

Chief Justice Waghela, 61, who was transferred from Orissa to the Bombay high court, succeeds Chief Justice Mohit Shah who retired on 8 September last year. Since then, Justice (Mrs.) Vijaya K Tahilramani served as the Acting Chief Justice.

Born in Rajkot on 11 August, 1954, Chief Justice Waghela belongs to a family of artists and artisans. He studied B Com besides attending to the family business for five years.

He topped the Saurashtra University in General LLB (1974) and in Special LLB (1975), and completed LLM (Master of Law) in 1976-1977.

In 1978, he launched his own private practice at the labour and industrial court, and on 17 September, 1999, he was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Gujarat High Court.

Waghela was elevated as the Chief Justice of the Karnataka high court in March 2013 and transferred as the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court on 4 June, 2015.

04 December 2015

As Chief Justice of India (CJI), Justice HL Dattu appeared to be a man in a hurry. However, despite having held the office for a near eternity compared to many other recent CJIs, what he has managed to achieve as a judge and administrator in that time is questionable.

27 October 2015

21 additional judges of three high courts were granted extension through notifications by the Ministry of Law and Justice after receiving the first set of recommendations from the collegium reported Business Standard.

Additional judges from Calcutta high court granted extension for three months from 30 October were Samapati Chatterjee, Sahidullah Munshi, Subrata Talukdar, Tapabrata Chakraborty, Arindam Sinha, Arijit Banerjee and Debangsu Basak.

Additional judges from the Karnataka high court granted three months extension with effect from 24 October are Arakalagudu Venkataramaiah Chandrashekara, Rathnakala, Budihal Rudrappa Bhimappa, Pradeep Dattatraya Waingankar and Koratagere Narasimha Murthy Phaneendra.

The additional judges from Telangana high court granted three month extension with effect from 23 October are Bulusu Siva Sankara Rao, Mandhata Seetharama Murti, Saripella Ravi Kumar, Upmaka Durga Prasad Rao, Talluri Sunil Chowdary, Mallavolu Satyanarayana Murthy, Misrilal Sunil Kishore Jaiswal, Ambati Shankar Narayana and Anis.

From 13 April to 16 October this year, there was no system in place to appoint judges in India leading to increase in vacancies in the courts as the collegium system was replaced by NJAC Act, which was under scrutiny by Supreme Court.

Realizing the shortage of number of judges at various high courts, on 18 October the Law Ministry sent files of the additional judges to the collegium for its immediate consideration, it was reported. On the recommendation of the collegium, the extension or ‘reappointment’ was cleared by the government and sent to the President for his assent and later notified.