Anushka Iyer

Bombay High Court Allows Petition Seeking Lawyers and Legal Clerks To Travel in Local Trains

The present hearing arose out of a batch of Public Interest Litigations that was filed in the Bombay High Court to permit the members of the legal fraternity to travel by local trains. The Court not only permitted lawyers...

Gujarat High Court Directs Bar Council Not To Insist on Resignation From Current Employment; Allows Employed Woman To Appear for the AIBE

A Writ Petition was filed before the Gujarat HC by a woman whose application to appear for the AIBE was rejected by the Bar Council. The Gujarat High Court directed the State to allow the petitioner to sit for...

Bombay High Court Observes that Future Group Blatantly Copied Parle’s Product Packaging; Passes Injunction Order Against Violation of Parle’s Copyright

The present hearing arose out of a batch of Public Interest Litigations that was filed in the Bombay High Court to permit the members of the legal fraternity to travel by local trains. The Court not only permitted the...

Bombay High Court to Hear Petition for Resuming the Operation of Local Train Services

A batch of Public Interest Litigation's was filed in the Bombay High Court by the members of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa to include the members of the legal fraternity in the category of "essential services" and...

Bombay High Court Dismisses Petition Directing Aggrieved Party To Approach IRDA; Observes Principles of Natural Justice Violated by Insurers

A Writ Petition was filed seeking relief against an abrupt decision to cancel insurance policies by the Respondents. The Bombay HC redirected the Petitioners to the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA) and disposed of the Petition. Background The Petitioner is engaged...

Bombay HC Imposes Stay on Government’s Notification Fixing Rates for Non-COVID Patients in Private Hospitals

A petition challenging Government Orders that regulated the prices for the treatment of patients in private hospitals was instituted in the Bombay HC’s Nagpur Bench. The Court imposed a stay on the aforesaid notification. Background The State Government issued notifications dated...

Bombay HC Acknowledges Right to Live in Safe Buildings as Fundamental Right

Bombay HC initiates a suo moto Public Interest Litigation in light of the recent events surrounding the collapse of residential buildings. The Court notes that the respective Municipal Authorities must take timely steps to prevent such incidents and grants...

Maharashtra Accepts Bombay HC’s Request to Allow Lawyers to Travel in Local Trains on Experimental Basis

A Public Interest Litigation was filed in the Bombay High Court (HC) in relation to permitting lawyers to utilize the local train services while attending physical hearings. After obtaining consent from the Union of India and the State Government,...

Bombay Special Court Rejects Rhea Chakraborty’s Bail Plea; Cites Destruction of Evidence as a Reason

Rhea Chakraborty has filed a bail application against her arrest for charges related to illicit drug trafficking. The Bombay Special Court under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act ("Bombay SC") denied the bail plea due to reasons related...

Bombay HC Directs the State and Medical Authorities to Provide Immediate Medical Aid to COVID-19 Patients

A suo moto petition was filed by the Bombay HC in light of the insufficiency of ventilators and oxygenated beds in hospitals. The Court directed the state to make immediate arrangements to provide medical aid to people in need,...

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Virtual Internship Opportunity at India Justice Foundation [NGO]: Applications Open!

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