Month: July 2021

VICARIOUS LIABILITY

By- Divesh Gupta, BBA.LLB Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies INTRODUCTION The doctrine of vicarious liability lies at the heart of all common law systems of tort law. The general rule of vicarious liability is that the person who causes damage must pay the compensation to the victim. If there is some relationship between the defendant …

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Staffer who accused Ex- CJI Ranjan Gogi of sexual harassment also figures in the list of potential snoop targets.

According to The Wire, the phone no. of an SC official who accused the former SC Ex- CJI Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment in April 2019 has been selected as a potential target by an unidentified Indian agency, the Israeli National Bureau of Statistics group customer of. It is said that the women’s three phone …

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SC seeks responses of UP & Haryana in Noida resident’s plea that travel to Delhi takes 2 hours due to road blockades.

On Monday SC directed the UP and Haryana to record a reaction inside the plea filed with the aid of using a resident of Noida who alleged that her trip from Noida to Delhi changed into taking her hours in place of the standard 20 minutes because of avenue blockades because of farmers. The forum …

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Supreme Court: Protection of sanction under sec 197 CrPC not available for public servant prosecuted under sec 48 Water Act

In ruling last week, the SC ruled that civil servants prosecuted under sec 48 of the Water Law (Prevention and Control of Environment Pollution) are not protected by sanctions under sec 197 of the CrPC. Court judges Uday Umesh Lalit and Ajay Rastogi referred to the previous judgments of VC Chinnappa Goudar v. Karnataka Pollution …

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Policy not to grant study leave to government doctors in view of COVID-19 situation cannot continue indefinitely.

The SC ruled that no matter how the situation changes, the policy of refusing to provide study permits to doctors working in hospitals under the Delhi NCT government due to concerns about the increase in COVID cases cannot continue indefinitely. Once the no. of COIVD-19 cases drops, the policy must be revised and relaxed and …

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SC strikes down minimum age limit of 50 years for appointment as tribunal members: ‘excludes young successful advocates; arbitrary & discriminatory.

With majority of 2:1 SC ruled that the minimum 50 year age limit for the appointment of a range of tribunals member set by the tribunal reforms (rationalization and conditions of service) in 2021 is “arbitrary and discrimination. The majority consisting of Judge L. Nageshwara Rao and Judge S. Ravindra Bhata believe that the 50 …

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MHA to States, UTS: Immediately withdraw cases registered under repealed Sec 66 A of IT Act; don’t register any further cases.

Ministry of home affairs on Wednesday ordered all state governments and police chiefs to immediately withdraw all outstanding cases and no longer submit cases under sec 66A of the abolished information technology act (IT) of 2000. The notice was issued a few days after the SC was shocked that sec 66 A was still used …

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SC to examine: Is Gold smuggling by itself a ‘Terrorist Act’ under UAPA?

On Tuesday, the SC issued a limited notice on legal issues, marking a motion filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to challenge the Kerala HC ruling on bail of 12 defendants in the case of smuggling gold from Kerala. The bank is headed by India’s Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice Richter A.S. Bopanna …

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SC to hear on July 22 Andhra Pradesh Govt’s appeal against HC stay on Amaravati Land Scam Probe.

On July 22, the SC will consider Andhra Pradesh appeal to lift the suspension of the Andhra Pradesh High Court’s investigation of land fraud in Amaravati. After hearing the statements of senior lawyer Rajeev Dhavan and Harish Salve, the court chaired by Judge Vineet Saran postponed the case to July 22. Change of Court At …

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