SC asks Unitech to pay compensation to 39 home buyers

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The Supreme Court today directed embattled real estate firm Unitech Residential Resorts Ltd to pay Rs 80,000 each as compensation to 39 home buyers towards litigation cost and causing harassment to them. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Amitava Roy and A M Khanwilkar disposed of the appeal filed by the real… Read more »

Anna Univ VC appointment: Madras HC upholds appointment of member in search committee

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The Madras High Court today upheld the appointment of Anantha Padmanabhan as a member of the search committee to select the vice chancellor of Anna University. “We find no illegality in the appointment of Anantha Padmanabhan as a member of the search committee,” the first bench of Chief Justice Indira Banerjee and Justice M Sundar… Read more »

Madras HC begins hearing pleas challenging disqualification of MLAs

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The Madras High Court today began hearing a batch of petitions challenging the disqualification of 18 pro-Dhinakaran MLAs by the Tamil Nadu speaker. Eight of the 18 MLAs had moved court yesterday, challenging the action against them under the anti-defection law. They attacked Speaker P Dhanapal’s order disqualifying them as MLAs as ‘unauthorised’ and ‘illegal’… Read more »

Only AoRs can mention cases for out-of-turn hearing: SC

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The Supreme Court today put an end to the old practice of allowing senior lawyers to mention cases seeking their out-of-turn listing and hearing. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also made clear that now onwards only Advocates-on-Record (AoR) would be authorised to mention cases for out-of-turn hearing. Yesterday, the bench which also… Read more »