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Consent Decree Would Not Serve As An Estoppel Where The Compromise Was Vitiated By Fraud, Misrepresentation Or Mistake: SC

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                                          While shedding full light on the question of whether a consent decree would or would not serve as an estoppel, a two Judge Bench of the Apex Court comprising of Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar and Justice Vineet Saran in Compack Enterprises India (P) Ltd vs Beant Singh in Special Leave Petition (Civil) Nos. 2224-2225 of 2021 […]

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Supreme Court Explains Tests To Be Applied While Sentencing In A Criminal Case

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           It must be mentioned right at the outset that the Supreme Court most recently on October 22, 2019, in State of Madhya Pradesh vs Udham and others in Criminal Appeal No. 690 of 2014 has briefly explained the three tests to be applied while sentencing in a criminal case. It […]

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Witness Can Be Called Interested Only When He/She Derives Some Benefit Seeing An Accused Person Punished: Supreme Court

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It has to be remarked right at the outset that in a latest, landmark and laudable judgment titled Sadayappan @ Ganesan Vs. State Represented by Inspector of Police in Criminal Appeal No. 1990 of 2012 delivered on April 26, 2019  has explicitly, elegantly and eruditely ruled while rejecting a defence contention in a criminal appeal […]

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When Can A ‘Cheque Bounce’ Complaint Against Director Of Company Be Quashed?

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“The law requires that the complaint must contain a specific averment that the Director was in charge of, and responsible for, the conduct of the company’s business at the time when the offence was committed.” The Supreme Court has reiterated that, a ‘cheque bounce’ complaint against a Company and its Director, must contain a specific […]

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