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 Study: Asylum Case (Colombia v. Peru), [1950] ICJ 6

The case of Colombia v. Peru or commonly known as the Asylum case is a landmark in Public International law for several reasons, inter alia, its expansion of laws on extradition and political asylum, development of customary international law and concept of sovereignty in International law. The case, having been decided as early as the 1950s, [Judgment on……...

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Case Comment: M. Nagaraj and Others v. Union of India 2007

This case comment attempts to analyse the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the case of M. Nagaraj v. Union of India reported in AIR 2007 SC 71, which dealt with a pertinent and extremely contentious issue of providing reservation in promotions and examines the same in the light of various principles pertaining to Constitutional……...

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Case Comment: Swiss Ribbons Pvt. Ltd v. Union of India

The authors explore the reasoning of the Hon’ble Court in establishing Swiss Ribbons as the footing of this economic legislation and corporate bankruptcy law in India. This case comment analyses the challenges put against Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016, and the Hon’ble Court’s endorsement of the Code from its inception. It highlights the key issues of conflict and affirms……...

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Case Comment: Chebrolu Leela Prasad Rao v. State Of A.P. & Ors.

The case comment on Chebrolu Leela Prasad Rao & Ors. v. State of A.P. & Ors analyses how the Court narrowly interpreted the principle of equality and ambiguously applied the tests of equality. This decision has struck down 100% reservation in the job for SC/ST. Bench: Arun Mishra, Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran, M.R. Shah and Aniruddha Bose, JJ….…...

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Case Comment: M Siddiq (D) Thr Lrs v. Mahant Suresh Das & Ors | Ayodhya Land Dispute Case

The following article is a case comment on M Siddiq (D) Thr Lrs v. Mahant Suresh Das & Ors. This case analyzes the dispute which arose in the last two centuries and is known as Ayodhya Land Dispute Case. The case initially started as a property dispute between the two community’s i.e., Hindus and Muslims, and in the……...

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Case Analysis: Donoghue v. Stevenson

This article titled ‘Case Analysis: Donoghue v. Stevenson’ is written by Aparna Ramamoorthy and provides an analysis of the aforementioned case law. I. Introduction The case of Donoghue v. Stevenson has a vital role in the determination of when a duty of care exists in negligence. The existence of a duty of care, which is owed to, by the defendant……...

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Case Analysis: Indra Sawhney v. Union of India (1993)

Case Analysis: Indra Sawhney v. Union of India (1993) | Overview Basic Details Facts Issues Raised Decision of the court Rationale of the Judgement Whether reservations are applicable for promotions or not? Creamy layer Concluding remarks 77th Constitutional Amendment 81st Constitutional Amendment 103rd Constitutional Amendment Indra Sawhney v. Union of India, known as the Mandal Commission case, is……...

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Case Analysis: Prakash & Ors. v. Phulavati & Ors., (2016)

Prakash & Ors. v. Phulavati & Ors., (2016) Overview Introduction Facts of the Case | Prakash & Ors. v. Phulavati & Ors., (2016) Contention | Prakash & Ors. v. Phulavati & Ors., (2016) Issues Involved Judgment | Prakash & Ors. v. Phulavati & Ors., (2016) Case Analysis Conclusion The judgment delivered in Prakash & Ors. v. Phulavati &……...

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Case Study: Google Spain v. AEPD and Mario Costeja Gonzalez

This article titled ‘Google Spain v. AEPD and Mario Costeja Gonzalez’[1] also known as Right to be forgotten case is a case study of a decision by the CJEU. The Court held that an internet search engine operator is responsible for the processing that it carries out of personal information which appears on the web pages published by……...

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Case Comment: I R Coelho v. State of Tamil Nadu (AIR 2007 SC 861)

Introduction I R Coelho v. State of Tamil Nadu case is one of the landmark judgement for the interpretation of the doctrine of basic structure decided by a nine-judge bench, with regard to conflict of power between the Parliament and Supreme Court. The politico-legal controversy continuing from decades has been brought to an end by this judgement, holding……...

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