Common Cause (A Regd. Society) Vs. Union of India, 2005

CASE NAME Common Cause (A Regd. Society) vs.  Union of India CITATION WP (C) 215/2005 COURT Supreme Court of India BENCH Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justice A.K. Sikri, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Ashok Bhushan PRINCIPLE LAID DOWN The judgment has paved the way for […]

Joginder Kumar vs. State of Uttar Pradesh, 1994

CASE NAME Joginder Kumar Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh CITATION 1994 AIR 1349 COURT  Supreme Court Of India BENCH Venkatachalliah, M.N.(Cj) PRINCIPLE LAID DOWN The arrest should not be merely on suspicion about the person’s complicity in the crime and the police officer must be satisfied with necessity and justification […]

Harvey and Anr. V Facey And Others, 1893

CASE NAME: Harvey and Anr. V Facey And Others  CITATION: [1893] UKPC 1 COURT:  Privy Council BENCH: Lord Watson, Lord Hobhouse, Lord Macnaghten, Lord Morris and Lord Shand PRINCIPLE LAID DOWN: The mere quotation of the price is not an offer RELEVANT SECTION: S.2(a) of the Indian Contract Act BRIEF […]

Kedarnath Bhattacharji vs Gorie Mahomed, 1887

CASE NAME: Kedarnath Bhattacharji vs Gorie Mahomed  CITATION: (1887) ILR 14 Cal 64 COURT: Calcutta High Court BENCH: W C Petheram, Beverley PRINCIPLE LAID DOWN: Promissory estoppel BRIEF FACTS: The plaintiff is a Municipal Commissioner of Howrah and one of the trustees of the Howrah Town Hall Fund. Some time […]

Satyabrata Ghose Vs. Mugneeram Bangur & Co., And Another, 1954

CASE NAME: Satyabrata Ghose Vs. Mugneeram Bangur & Co., And Another  CITATION: 1954 AIR 44, 1954 SCR 310 COURT: Supreme court BENCH: Mukherjea, B.K.Bose, VivianBhagwati, Natwarlal H. PRINCIPLE LAID DOWN: Temporary intervention, resulting in a delay of performance, does not frustrate the contract unless time was the essence of the […]

Additional District Magistrate, Jabalpur V Shivkant Shukla, 1976

CASE NAME: Additional District Magistrate, Jabalpur V Shivkant Shukla CITATION: 1976 AIR 1207, 1976 SCR 172 COURT: Supreme Court BENCH: Ray A.N (CJ), Khanna HR, Beg, M.Hameedullah, Y.V Chandrachud, Bhagwati P.N. RELEVANT ARTICLES: A.21, A.226 and A.359 of the Constitution of India BRIEF FACTS:           On 23rd Dec. 1971, the […]

Madhav Rao Scindhia vs. Union of India, 1971

INTRODUCTION:           In India, a privy purse was a payment made to the ruling (royal or lower) families of erstwhile princely states as part of their agreements to first integrate with India in 1947 after the independence of India, and later to merge their states in 1949 whereby they lost all ruling rights. The privy […]

Chanmuniya V. Virendra Kumar Singh Kushwaha, 2011

CASE NAME – Chanmuniya V. Virendra Kumar Singh Kushwaha CITATION – (2011) 1 SCC 141 COURT – SUPREME COURT OF INDIA BENCH – G.S. SINGHVI, ASOK KUMAR GANGULY PRINCIPLE LAID DOWN Where partners lived together for a long spell as husband and wife, a presumption would arise in favor of […]