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Law Relating to Arbitration as a Mode of Alternative Dispute Resolution

This Article analyses the The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, taking into account UNCITRAL Model Law and Rules and also vastly making amendments in the law relating to domestic arbitration contained in the 1940 Act. It also discusses the salient features of the said Act.

Law Relating to Lok Adalats as a Mode of Alternative Dispute Resolution

The legal system should be able to deliver justice expeditiously on the basis of equal opportunity and provide free legal aid to secure that opportunities for securing justice are not denied to any citizens by reasons of economic or other disabilities. It was in this context that the Parliament enacted the Legal Services Authority Act, 1987, and hence lead to setting up of Lok Adalats.

The Ban on Online Gaming by the Tamil Nadu Government – The Right Way Forward?

The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court heard public interest litigation concerning the ban of certain online games, an ordinance was later passed in this regard. However, the Ordinance leaves several questions unanswered, for example, manifesting as the clear lack of a definition of ‘wagering’ and ‘betting’.

ITC not Monopolizing ‘Magic’ in “Magic Masala’: Madras High Court

A seven-year-old legal dispute between two FMCGs was finally disposed of by the Madras High Court on June 10, 2020. The suit was filed by ITC (“Plaintiff”), a well-known company originally engaged in the tobacco business which had successfully...

Delhi High Court Allows the FMC Corporation To Amend Its Defective Plaint and Slams the Natco Pharma for Making Inconsistent Pleas in a Patent...

In the matter of FMC Corporation & Anr v. Natco Pharma, CS(COMM) 611/2019 (Suit), the Learned Single Judge of the Delhi High Court (Court) passed an order dated 15 July 2020 (Decision). It allowed the Plaintiffs (defined hereinafter) to...

The “Shift” Shifts: Karnataka Shops and Commercial Establishments (Amendment) Act, 2020

“Equality is leaving the door open for anyone who has the means to reach it; equity is ensuring there is a pathway to that door for those who need it” – Caroline Belden The aforementioned aptly encapsulates the measures taken by...

Impact on Statutory Time Limits for Passing an Award on Account of COVID-19 Pandemic

The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015 brought about a serious overhaul to the justice delivery system through arbitration. Out of the number of significant amendments introduced, two very important provisions that were incorporated were Section 29A and Section...

Compensation for Delay in Possession Cases in Real Estate: Sushma Buildtech Ltd. v. Jagsukhbir Kaur, 2020

The First Appeal was preferred by the Appellant (Sushma Buildtech Ltd.) against the order dated 05.03.2020, passed by the Hon'ble State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Punjab, wherein the Complainant was granted interest @ 9% p.a. on the amount invested...

Supreme Court Ruling on the Registration of Lease Deed and its Impact Post COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the existing ‘rent/lease deed’ agreements have assumed greater importance for both landlords and tenants. COVID-19 and the lockdown have extreme implications for businesses across the globe and is impacting contractual relationships. In the light of...

COVID-19: Trade Credit Insurance During Quarantined Trade

Background Over the years, a multitude of changes in the economy has increased the need for trade credit and enhanced the scope for the credit insurance sector, manifold. Particularly, Micro, Small, Medium enterprises have started largely relying on this model...
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SC: Under-21 Convicts Can Be Given Less Than Minimum Sentence, Resorts To Probation of Offenders Act

The Supreme Court resorted to the Probation of Offenders Act to sidestep the mandate under Section 397 of the Indian Penal Code that mentions a sentence of not less than 7 years to those convicted of armed robbery, to give a chance to two young convicts to reform their lives.
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Environment Protection Act Passed at the Instance of Foreign Powers: NHAI in Karnataka HC

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) claimed in a submission that the Environment Protection Act 1986 was passed not only for the protection of the environment by the parliament but also at the instance of foreign powers. This statement was made while referring to a UN conference and got the NHAI into great trouble in the Karnataka High Court.

Delhi High Court To Implement a Hybrid System Through Virtual and Physical Hearing

On Friday the Delhi High Court said that they have initiated steps to implement a mode wherein hearing can be done by virtual as well as physical mode. The Delhi High Court is aiming to implement the Hybrid mode. It stated that when the particular bench is conducting a virtual hearing the lawyer may opt for this mode after giving prior intimation about the same.

Mercy Plea of Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case To Be Decided in Four Weeks, TN Governor To Supreme Court

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Thursday told the Supreme Court that a decision on the mercy petition of one of the convicts serving a life sentence for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, AG Perarivalan will be taken within four weeks. The petition has been pending with the Governor since December 30, 2015.

Bombay High Court Questions FIR Over Journalist Alleged of Communist Comment on WhatsApp

An FIR lodged against the editor of Marathi newspaper, Rajkumar Chhajed has been questioned by the Bombay High Court. The Maharashtra Police has accused Chhajed of creating a rift between the two communities based on a WhatsApp message.