First Hearing

First Hearing The expression “first hearing” has not been defined in the code. The first hearing of a suit means the day on which the court goes into the pleadings of the parties in order to unders…

Interpleader suit

Interpleader suit Inter-pleader suit is a suit filed by a person who has no direct interest in the subject-matter of the suit. In other words if the plaintiff is in possession of some article, thin…

Res Judicata

Res Judicata Res judicata is the Latin term for “a matter already judged”, and refers to the legal doctrine meant to bar continued litigation of cases that have already been decided bet…

Res Sub Judice

The doctrine of res sub judice aims to prevent courts of concurrent jurisdiction from simultaneously entertaining and adjudicating upon two parallel litigations with respect to the same cause of ac…

MAGNA CARTA

The Magna Carta was signed in June 1215 between the barons of Medieval England and King John. ‘Magna Carta’ is Latin and means “Great Charter”. The Magna Carta was one of th…

CAVEAT – CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE

The term caveat has not been defined in the code. It is derived from Latin which means Beware. According to its dictionary meaning a caveat is an official request that a court should not take a par…

Marital Rape:Sexual Violence in India

Marital Rape refers to unwanted intercourse by a man with his wife obtained by force, threat of force, or physical violence, or when she is unable to give consent. Marital rape could be by the use …

NOTA-No Opportunity to Anyone

Introduction The introduction of NOTA in India has been hailed by many to be a spectacular step towards capturing the true spirit of democracy. However, whether NOTA can be described as an electora…

Rule of Law

Meaning and Origin: The rule of law is a product of centuries of struggle of the people for the recognition of their inherent rights. In classical Greece Aristotle wrote that “law should be the fin…