July 25, 2017

Evicting a tenant on the basis of personal necessity

Judgement against the tenant

The landlord can now seek eviction on the ground of bona fide requirement of tenanted premises for the purposes of the business requirement of the son, daughter or any other member of the family dependant on him or her.The High Court has held in the case of  Bhupinder Singh Bawa v. Asha Devi  that there […]

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July 20, 2017

When can a Consumer file a complaint?

Consumer can file a complaint

The time period for filing a complaint for a consumer from the date of violation of a right is 2 years. The law in this regard is laid down in Sec24-A of Consumer protection act of 1986The Supreme Court however in this Landmark Judgement of National Insurance Company Ltd. Vs. Hindustan Safety Glass Works Ltd. has […]

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July 19, 2017

Verdict on euthanasia or mercy-killing


In 2016 Justice K. Kannan of Punjab and Haryana High Court, while giving an oral judgment on insurance claim quoted a US Supreme Court verdict on Euthanasia.‘Euthanasia’ or “mercy-killing” as it is known in common language, is the painless killing when somebody is suffering from an incurable and painful disease or maybe even coma.In the […]

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July 17, 2017

WILL: Shrouded in Mystery

Judgement on will

There have been numerous cases where the Will of a person has been questioned by the courts. It is not uncommon for the High Court to find it suspicious and dispel the wishes of the testator only to be reversed by the Apex Court. A very similar situation took place in Mahesh Kumar (D) By […]

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July 11, 2017

Case of an NRI – Court judgement against property developer

Court judgement against property developer

In the present matter, the Complainant booked a Residential floor in the Project ‘Omaxe Cassia’ of the Developers. The Allotment letter (26.07.2012) provided that the floor would be delivered within 24 months from the date on which Agreement will come into effect but not later than 30 months (25.01.2015). The Complainant paid about Rs.51 lacs […]

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July 11, 2017

Co-owners own every part of the joint property together

Landmark Judgement on Property Ownership

The Apex court once again upheld it’s principle that co-owners of a joint property enjoy the ownership of the whole property along with other joint owners.A layman’s explanation of this judgment can be expressed in the following method. Let us say that A and B are co-owners of a joint property. Now the joint property […]

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July 10, 2017

Hindu Daughter After Converting To Islam Does Not Lose Inheritance Right


(Nayanben Firozkhan Pathan v/s Patel Shantaben Bhikabhai)In a recent judicial progressive interpretation on a major question:‘whether a Hindu daughter can inherit from her father after getting married to a Muslim and embracing Islam’ was answered on 29thSeptember, 2017 by Gujarat High Court while interpreting the case of NayanBen Firozkhan Pathan. It was referred to Justice […]

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