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Rape Charges "Serious": SC Rejects Tarun Tejpal's Plea To Quash 2013 Sexual Assault Case

Rape Charges “Serious”: SC Rejects Tarun Tejpal’s Plea To Quash 2013 Sexual Assault Case

The Supreme Court today i.e., August 19, 2019, has quashed a plea filed by Tehelka magazine founder Tarun Tejpal who is accused in a sexual assault case of 2013. The apex court has asked a Goa court to finish the trial within six months. A Bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra while hearing Tejpal’s plea […]

In Motor Accident Cases, Deceased Victim's Salary Cannot Be Assessed Merely On The Count That He Was A Brilliant Student: Bombay HC [Read Judgment]

In Motor Accident Cases, Deceased Victim’s Salary Cannot Be Assessed Merely On The Count That He Was A Brilliant Student: Bombay HC [Read Judgment]

The Bombay High Court on August 13, 2019, in the case of Reliance General Insurance Co. Ltd. v. Murlidhar has held that merely because the victim in a motor accident case was a brilliant student, his salary cannot be assessed as exemplary. Justice Vibha Kankanwadi of the Aurangabad Bench has partly allowed the appeal modifying […]

Executive

Supreme Court To Now Have 34 Judges

Supreme Court To Now Have 34 Judges As President Assents To Bill To Increase Strength [Read Notification]

The President of India Ram Nath Kovind on August 9, 2019, has signed off on the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill, 2019, to increase the sanctioned strength of the apex court judges from the existing 31 to 34 including the Chief Justice of India. The Bill presented for consideration by the UnionLaw Minister Ravi Shankar […]

Centre notifies abrogation of Article 370

Centre notifies abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir [Read Notification]

The Centre has issued a notification stating that Article 370 of the Constitution, providing special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, “shall cease to be operative” from August 6, 2019. The Ministry of Law and Justice has come out with a gazette notification saying President Ram Nath Kovind has notified the revocation after […]

Business

L’Oreal Owes California Startup $91 Million

L’Oreal Owes California Startup $91 Million For Stealing Its Trade Secrets

L’Oreal SA is to pay a California-based startup $91.4 million for stealing its trade secrets, breaching a contract and infringing two patents related to a popular system that protects hair during bleaching treatments, a federal jury decided on August 12, 2019, in the case of Liqwd Inc. v. L’Oreal USA Inc. The jury, in Wilmington, […]

Facebook Asks Supreme Court To Transfer WhatsApp Message Traceability Case Hearing To Another Court

Facebook Asks Supreme Court To Transfer WhatsApp Message Traceability Case Hearing To Another Court

Facebook has filed a transfer plea in the Supreme Court pertaining to a lawsuit regarding the government’s request for WhatsApp to enable traceability of its messages. According to a report by The Economic Times, the Supreme Court will be hearing Facebook’s transfer petition on Tuesday. The case is currently being heard by the Madras High […]

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