Covid-19: Impact on Right to Life and Personal Liberty

In the advent of delving into one of the most debated issues that has evolved over the years and has tremendous effects on the basic ethical principles and most importantly, the sanctity of life, the valuable words of Thomas Jefferson1 touch a chord: "The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is... Continue Reading →

The Case of Chevron Sham Arbitration – Part II

In the latter half of 2019, the international community found itself witnessing an odd case of refusal by the US Courts to enforce an international arbitral award. In the case of Waleed Al-Qaroani, et al. V. Chevron Corporation, et al.[i], a US District Court dismissed the motion for enforcement of the award wherein the arbitrators... Continue Reading →

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON LEASE DEEDS

In the wake of Covid-19, the landlords and tenants of both commercial as well as residential properties are witnessing unprecedent circumstances. As the revenues of businesses and individuals have dwindled due to government-imposed restrictions and the social distancing measures, leaseholders are finding it difficult to fulfil their rent obligations. Many commercial lease holders have already... Continue Reading →

Important Judgments • April 2020

Important Judgements 1. The Supreme Court, in Atma Ram v. Charanjit Singh, opined that conduct of a plaintiff is very crucial in a suit for specific performance. A person who issues legal notice on particular year claiming readiness and willingness, but institutes suit after three years only with a prayer for mandatory injunction carrying a... Continue Reading →

Important Judgments • March 2020

The Supreme Court, in Ashok Kumar Kalra v. Wing Cdr. Surendra Agnihotri, opined that Order VIII Rule 6A of Code does not put an embargo on filing counterclaim after filing written statement, however, this does not give absolute right to defendant to file counterclaim with substantive delay, even if limitation period prescribed has not elapsed.... Continue Reading →

Important Judgments • February 2020

1. The Supreme Court, in Anuradha Bhasin V. Union of India, opined that Freedom of speech and expression through medium of internet is integral part of Article 19(1)(a) and any restriction on same must be in accordance with Article 19(2) of Constitution. Read more [(2020) 1 MLJ 574 (SC): LNIND 2020 SC 18] 2. The... Continue Reading →

IBC and its Interplay with Other Statutes

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“IBC”) was brought in to provide a single unified framework to deal with bankruptcy and insolvency by persons other than financial institutions. Prior to the introduction of IBC, the law of insolvency and bankruptcy was spread across several statutes and fora, which rendered the process time consuming and largely... Continue Reading →

PANDEMONIUM OF MORATORIUM

Section 14 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 ("Code, 2016") provides that moratorium shall be issued by the Adjudicating Authority thereby prohibiting institution of any suits or continuation of pending suits or proceedings against the corporate debtor including execution of any judgement, decree or order etc. against the Corporate Debtor and the moratorium shall... Continue Reading →

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