IPR Toolkit Launched by Central Government for Law Enforcement Agencies

In a major step towards high-tech investigations in India, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Minister launched an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Enforcement Toolkit for police for assistance in dealing with cases relating to Trademarks and Copyrights infringements. Although small, but it is a major move with regard to carrying investigations. The toolkit will provide a standardised…

Service Charge for Dining in Restaurants Discretionary: Government

In a move, benefiting the consumers, Government has announced, that ‘service charges’, levied by restaurants along with other taxes, are discretionary and not mandatory. Decision was taken on receipt of number of complaints from consumers that hotels and restaurants are charging ‘service charge’ in the range of 5-20%, in place of tips, which a consumer…

Article 134 of Limitation Act, 1963 applicable “when sale becomes absolute” and not when sale was confirmed

Instant appeal arises out of order passed by High Court of Kerala allowing revision and thereby dismissing application filed by Appellant under Order XXI Rule 95 of Code of Civil Procedure,1908 (CPC) on ground that, application is barred by limitation and declining direction for delivery of possession of immovable property purchased in Court auction sale…

Prosecution under Section 182 of IPC void without following procedure prescribed under Section 195 of Cr. PC

Instant appeals arise out of criminal proceedings pending in Court of Additional Session Judge, Delhi in relation to offences registered under Sections 120-B, 201, 302, 364 and 365 of Indian Penal Code, 1860 (IPC) against accused on basis of FIR. In aforementioned proceedings, State Prosecuting Agency sought to prosecute Appellant for commission of an offence…

Person holding premises gratuitously or as caretaker or servant would not acquire any interest in property even by long possession

Instant appeal challenges judgment passed by High Court of Bombay setting aside Order passed by Bombay City Civil Court. Said Notice of Motion was dismissed by Bombay City Civil Court vide Order observing that it is specific submission of Defendant that Noorbanoo herself has no right in premises. Only on sympathetic ground she is allowed…