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Madhya Pradesh HC Orders Inquiry Against Public Prosecutor for Giving Up ‘Important’ Eye Witness In A Murder Trial

The Madhya Pradesh High Court (Gwalior Bench) on Monday directed the Principal Secretary, Law and Legislative Affairs/District Magistrate, Bhind to conduct an inquiry against a Public Prosecutor who gave up an 'important' eye witness/father of the deceased in a murder trial. 

Supreme Court Restores Senior Designation of Gujarat Lawyer Yatin Oza for Two Years

The Supreme Court on Thursday restored the Senior designation of Gujarat lawyer Yatin Oza for a period of two years with effect from January 1, 2022. Most importantly, the Court said that extension of Senior designation beyond two years will be at the discretion of the Gujarat High Court after taking into account the conduct of the veteran lawyer.

What Did the Bombay High Court Say In Aryan Khan’s Case Or the Cruises Ship Drug Case

The Bombay High Court has granted bail to Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan and two other co-accused Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha, in the cruise ship drug case subject to thirteen conditions (Aryan Shahrukh Khan v. Union of India).

Delhi HC Clarifies Position On Essence of Personal Appearance Before the Registrar for Registration of Marriage

The present case revolves around the mandate of law that necessitated a couple to be physically present before the Registrar to register their marriage, while they being located in the United States, amidst the raging pandemic.

Calcutta High Court: Notice to Attend Hearing Does Not Vest Jurisdiction Upon Authority to Decide an Issue Which the Statute Does Not Approve

The Calcutta High Court in its judgment stated that mere issuance of notice directing the parties involved to attend a hearing along with all necessary documents does not vest a jurisdiction upon the respective authority to decide the case when the statute does not even empower it to adjudicate upon. 

Kerala High Court Sets Guidelines for Issuing Passports to Criminal Defendants

The Kerala High Court issued a major judgment recently, laying out a set of rules for criminal courts to follow before giving authorization for the issuing of passports to people facing criminal charges.

Kerala HC: Public Servant’s Actions Not Dishonest but Contrary to Departmental Rules Are Not Criminal Acts

Recently, the Kerala High Court dismissed an inspection case and said that under the Prevention of Corruption Act, actions that are opposed to the standards but are not done with the purpose to defraud are not considered criminal misbehaviour.

Karnataka HC: Breastfeeding Is an Inherent Right of a Lactating Mother Protected by Article 21

Early in this October the Karnataka High Court held that the infant has a right to be breastfed and this has also been incorporated with the mother's right under Article 21 of the Constitution of India because breastfeeding is a crucial aspect of motherhood.

Kerala HC: District Consumer Forums Authorized to Issue Commissions for Local Inspections

Recently, the Kerala High Court decided that a District Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has the same power and authority as a civil court under the Code of Civil Procedure to order commissions for local inspection. 

Bombay HC: Copyright Infringement Illegal, Relief Granted to Licensors of Badal, Aadmi, Aa Gale Lag Ja And Other Movies

The Bombay High Court granted immediate ad-interim relief to Indian cinema distributor Narendra Hirawat & Co. by demonstrating tolerance against the defendant who breached the consent terms and tried to exploit film rights they sold in the year 2004. 

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