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07 May 2010
Bar, Bench & Litigation

gasoilpower_night_thumbThe Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Mukesh Ambani-promoted Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) in its battle against Anil Ambani-controlled Reliance Natural Resources Limited (RNRL).

The bench decided two-to-one that the private memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the brothers was not binding on the companies, the shareholders or the Government, according to preliminary media reports, and that RIL and RNRL will have to renegotiate the prices of the gas supply agreement that has been subject of the dispute.

06 May 2010
Bar, Bench & Litigation Mumbai terror attack gunman Mohammad Ajmal Kasab has been sentenced to death by hanging today, although appeals could be on the cards and India has not executed anyone since 2004.
06 May 2010
Bar, Bench & Litigation

clock-fireman_by-roby-ferrariThe first hearing in the Chennai writ petition against 31 foreign law firms has run into the Madras High Court holidays and will not be heard for at least another month, although several other interested parties have now also pledged to file affidavits in support of the petition.

30 April 2010
Bar, Bench & Litigation

chief-justice-india-SH-kapadiaSupreme Court judge Sarosh Homi Kapadia will take over as Chief Justice of India (CJI) from outgoing CJI K G Balakrishnan on 12 May 2010, while the Supreme Court will have its first female judge in almost four years, the government of India announced today.

15 April 2010
Bar, Bench & Litigation

clock-eternal-by-RobbertvanderSteegThe Chennai public interest litigation (PIL) against 31 foreign law firms that was scheduled for Government respondents' filing of replies on 8 April remains unheard to date owing to judicial delays.

12 April 2010
Bar, Bench & Litigation Solicitor general of India and ex-officio Bar Council of India (BCI) member Gopal Subramanium was unanimously elected to serve as the BCI chairman for two years, following Suraj Narain Prasad Sinha in the position.
22 March 2010
Bar, Bench & Litigation

ballot_box-by-Anthony_KaranjaMaharashtra & Goa (M&G) Bar Council veteran Manubhai Paragji Vashi has called for new elections in a letter, as the M&G Advocate General has begun investigating claims of illegality in the Bar Council elections after 4,000 votes were invalidated.

12 March 2010
Bar, Bench & Litigation

LuthraLuthra-Vijay-SondhiDelhi Bar Council members Vijay Sondhi and Rakesh Tiku have filed a writ petition to order the Bar Council of India (BCI) to settle a dispute challenging the election of R S Rana as member delegate to the BCI.

02 March 2010
Bar, Bench & Litigation

bombay-high-court-ovalThe preliminary count for the Maharashtra & Goa Bar Council election has completed with five clear front-runner candidates, although one in ten ballot papers have been invalidated amid a last-minute Supreme Court order.

23 February 2010
Bar, Bench & Litigation

Bar-Council-Delhi-KK-SareenK K Sareen has been elected chairman and Jaiveer Nagar vice-chairman of the Delhi Bar Council while Rajinder Singh Rana has been declared member delegate for the Bar Council of India (BCI).

19 February 2010
Bar, Bench & Litigation

delhi_high_courtElections to the executive posts of the Delhi Bar Council will be held on Monday at 4.15 pm in the High Court office of the Bar Council of Delhi, after having been pulled earlier this month due to "illegality and irregularity" charges against the election committee members.  

08 February 2010
Bar, Bench & Litigation

delhi_high_courtThe Bar Council of Delhi has cancelled its office bearer elections following allegations of "illegalities and irregularities" raised by 13 Delhi Bar Council members, including recently elected Luthra & Luthra partner Vijay Sondhi.

22 January 2010
Bar, Bench & Litigation

Bangalore-High-CourtExclusive: A Karnataka public interest litigation (PIL) is trying to prevent mining companies Arcelor Mittal and Posco from allegedly profiting unfairly from state concessions, which the PIL alleges would result in a loss of $50bn to the state or the equivalent of Rs 2.4 lakhs per family.

17 December 2009
Bar, Bench & Litigation

ballot_box-by-Anthony_KaranjaRamesh Gupta has been confirmed as the latest member of the Delhi Bar Council as the counting of votes enters the last stage, having now eliminated 95 candidates. Nine out of the 30 remaining candidates, including Luthra & Luthra partner Vijay Sondhi, are still at risk of losing.

11 December 2009
Bar, Bench & Litigation

gavelThe Delhi High Court has already referred three cases to its brand-new arbitration centre for adjudication, which was started up only two weeks ago.

08 December 2009
Bar, Bench & Litigation

digital-matrixDelhi High Court has become the first court in India aiming to go paper-less today with the adoption of a pilot e-court project for all dealings in the court of Justice S Ravindra Bhat.

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