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.

Ten Landmark cases on Muslim Law

This article envisages Ten Landmark cases on Muslim Law, evolved and interpreted over time by the Supreme Court of India. Some cases deal with the rights of women and clarify their position in society. Ten Landmark cases on Muslim Law 1. Mohammed Ahmed v. Shah Bano and Anr. [1] The facts of the case revolve around the concept……...

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Case Comment : Mohini Jain v State of Karnataka & Ors (1992)

This article is a Case Comment on Mohini Jain v State of Karnataka & Ors (1992). Across the country, the State government issued a notification dated 5 June 1989 setting out the tuition fee, further fees and deposits to be paid to private medical schools in the State under the Karnataka Educational Institutions (Prohibition of the capitalisation fee)……...

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10 Important Judgments of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

The 10 important judgments of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom would throw light on the vitality and diversity of matters that are dealt with by the newly constituted apex court of constitutional democracy. Established in 2009, the UK SC has played a pivotal role in saving constitutional principles and democracy. Introduction Established on 1st of October,……...

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Book Review- Landmark Judgement That Changed India

In the book ‘landmark judgement that changed India’, former Supreme Court Judge and eminent jurist Ashok Ganguly analyses the cases that led to the formation of the new laws and changes into the legal system. Following judgements are discussed in the book: – Keshavananda Bharti v State of Kerala[1] Maneka Gandhi v Union of India[2] Golaknath v State……...

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Case Analysis: Carbolic Smoke Ball Company [1892] 2 Qb 484

This is one of the celebrated cases in the history of Indian Contract Law which has settled various principles of contract law. It was a case of binding unilateral offer that could be accepted by anyone who performed its term. This case was adjudicated by 3 English judges; Lindley LJ, A.L, Smith LJ and Bowen LJ & developed……...

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5 Leading Cases of Intellectual Property Rights

5 Leading Cases of Intellectual Property Rights | Overview Bayer Corporation v. Union of India Diamond v. Chakrabarty Yahoo! Inc. vs. Akash Arora & Anr The Coca-Cola Company v. Bisleri International Pvt. Ltd. and Ors D.C. Comics v. Towle Introduction Intellectual Property Rights has proved itself to be invaluable in all senses in the socio-economic fields in the……...

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Case Comment: Joseph Shine vs. Union of India (2018)

Introduction The Supreme Court has struck down the 158-year-old Victorian Morality law on Adultery in its recent judgment in the case of Joseph Shine v. Union of India[1]. The judgment is one of its kind and has overruled all the previous judgments upholding the criminalisation of adultery. With pros come cons and the same is likely to be……...

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Supreme Court Of India decriminalizes gay sex in landmark ruling on LGBT Community

The Supreme Court of India decriminalised homosexuality, a ruling which comes as a reprieve to millions of Indians, who have lived in the shadow of fear for as long as they can remember. “Section 377 is arbitrary. LGBT community posses rights like others,” Chief Justice Dipak Misra said in his judgement. “Majoritarian views and popular morality cannot dictate constitutional……...

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Absolute Liability: A journey from Strict Liability

Strict Liability and Absolute Liability The journey of the evolution of a legal principle cannot be better understood through the study of any other principle than of absolute liability principle. It starts from a case of causing private nuisance/harm to a person, arising in the 19th century England, where the court establishes a principle of ‘strict liability’ and……...

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