Category Archives: Landmark Judgements

“The law is what is read, not what is written.”- Donald Kingsbury

The landmark judgements allow us to understand the correct interpretation of the laws. We at Legal Bites provide you with the latest judgements on various issues to keep you up to date with the latest issues, views and opinions affecting the legal world.

Case Summary: Dance Bar Case | Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association (AHAR) & Anr. v. State of Maharashtra & Ors (2019)

Indian Hotel and Restaurant Association (AHAR) & Anr. v. State of Maharashtra & Ors (2019) case is popularly known as the Dance Bar case. The ruling is a major victory for pub performers, as it guaranteed their livelihood throughout the future. In January 2019, the tribunal issued its decision upon this writ petition, that was a massive blessing……...

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Case Analysis: Unni Krishnan, J.P. & Ors. v. State of Andhra Pradesh 1993

Introduction The case of Unni Krishnan was pivotal with respect to the Right to Education as it challenged the question of the  “Right to life” under the purview of Article 21 of the Constitution of India, which guarantees every citizen a right to education. The role of economic resources in limiting this right along with the nexus between……...

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Case Summary: Kesavananda Bharati Sripadagalvaru & Ors. v. State of Kerala & Anr. (1973)

I. Introduction The present article is a case summary of the landmark judgment of the case Kesavananda Bharati[1]. To discuss so, the article has provided a brief summary of facts involved in the case, outlines the main issues involved, presents the contentions of both the parties and provides the decision held by the Apex Court of India. The……...

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Case Summary: Kehar Singh and Others v. State (Delhi Admn.) 1988

I. Introduction Kehar Singh case is also known as the Indira Gandhi murder case, the present case bases its arguments on the essential structure of the constitution on the rights of the accused. In the case of Kehar Singh v. State, the facts suggest that Kehar Singh was indicted for homicide and connivance for the death of the……...

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Case Summary: D C Wadhwa v. State of Bihar (1987)

In the case of D C Wadhwa v. State of Bihar,[1] the power of the governor under Article 213 of the Indian Constitution to re-promulgate ordinances for an indefinite period has been questioned by the Apex Court of India. Repeated promulgation of the same ordinance has become a major challenge of the country to curb the excessive use of……...

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Case Summary: Parmanand Katara v. Union of India (1989)

The present article provides the case summary of Parmanand Katara v. Union of India (1989) with a suitable conclusion at the end. The 201st report of the Law Commission of India states that as per the doctors, at least 50% of the fatalities can possibly be averted if the road accident victims are managed to get admitted to……...

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The Hammersmith Ghost Case | R. Nirmmita Mano and Mirudhula A

The small quaint English village of Hammersmith would have been completely oblivious today if not for the comical and dramatic Hammersmith Ghost case that gave it great legal significance. It has also been the moot cause for the case, and consequently, remembered nearly 217 years after its judgement which led to the rise of important questions of good……...

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Case Study: Foss v Harbottle (1843)

In the area of corporate law, the rule of Foss v Harbottle has developed a fundamental principle: the company itself is the proper plaintiff over an injustice committed to a company. Along with the “Salomon” concept of separate legal personality of corporations, this principle has been of invaluable value to trade and the global economy. This case study……...

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20 Important Judgments of 2020

2020 is beyond question or hesitation, a year like no other that the planet has seen. The effects of coronavirus can be seen on legal judgments as well. Besides, the pandemic has on an unprecedented scale prompted a global economic shutdown. In the legal industry, while managing their dockets, the courts have struggled to adjust to the new……...

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Case Analysis: Right of Passage over Indian Territory (Portugal v India)

The Portuguese Government claimed that there existed a right of passage over the two enclaves encircled by the Indian territory- Dadra and Nagar-Haveli. Further, they wanted freedom in exercising their sovereignty, subject to regulations and control of India. This article dives into the many complex facets of this case and the history associated with it.  I. Facts of……...

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