SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – THE LAW RELATING TO POWER OF ATTORNEY

Supreme Court of India Date of Judgement: 28.01.2016 (Para 42) The law relating to power of attorney is governed by the provisions of the Power of Attorney Act, 1882. It is well settled therein that an agent acting under a power of attorney always acts, as a general rule, in the name of his principal. Any document executed or thing...

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – WHETHER THE EVICTION PETITION CAN BE DISMISSED ON THE GROUND OF NON-JOINDER OF ALL THE CO-OWNERS?

Supreme Court of India Date of Judgement: 28.01.2016 (Para 35) So far as issue pertaining to joinder of all co-owners in eviction petition filed against the tenant under the Rent Laws is concerned, the same also remains no more res Integra and stands settled by several decisions of this Court. In Dhannalal vs. Kalawathibai Ors. this Court took note of...

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – WHETHER CONSENSUAL SEX WITHOUT ANY DELIBERATION ABOUT MARRIAGE IS WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF RAPE?

Supreme Court of India Date of Judgement: 06.01.2016 The Supreme Court has observed that if no deliberation about marriage between the prosecutrix and the accused took place before the alleged sexual contact which was consensual, it cannot be said that the consent has been given under misconception of marriage, while acquitting the accused from all the charges against him. In...

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – COMPACT DISKS (CDS) ARE DOCUMENTS, CAN BE CONSIDERED AS EVIDENCE UNDER LAW

Supreme Court of India Date of Judgement: 24.11.2015 The Supreme Court of India has allowed compact discs (CDs) to be treated as a document under the law and said that the litigants should be allowed to prove or disprove such electronic proof in judicial proceedings. This appeal is directed against order passed by the High Court of Punjab and Haryana...

SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – ADMISSIBILITY OF UNREGISTERED DOCUMENTS IN EVIDENCE – ANY DOCUMENT WHICH HAS EFFECT OF CREATING OR TAKING AWAY ANY RIGHTS IN RESPECT OF AN IMMOVABLE PROPERTY MUST BE REGISTERED

Supreme Court of India Date of Judgement: 08.10.2015 Section 17 (1) (b) of the Registration Act mandates that any document which has the effect of creating and taking away the rights in respect of an immovable property must be registered and Section 49 of the Act imposes bar on the admissibility of an unregistered document and deals with the documents that...

DELHI HIGH COURT – ADMISSIBILITY OF UNREGISTERED LEASE DEED IN EVIDENCE

Delhi High Court Date of Judgement: 30.09.2015 If a lease is not registered then no clause of the lease including the clause stipulating the period of the lease can be enforced. (Para 13) Since the lease deed was neither sufficiently stamped nor registered, the lease-deed is inadmissible in evidence and cannot be looked into for any purpose and no term of...

DELHI HIGH COURT – BREACH OF CONDITIONS OF LEASE ENTITLES OPPOSITE PARTY TO TERMINATE LEASE AND WHERE BREACH IS BY TENANT, LANDLORD GETS RIGHT TO TERMINATE LEASE

Delhi High Court Date of Judgement: 12.08.2015 Transfer of Property Act, 1882 — Sections 106 and 111 — Banking Regulations Act, 1949 — Section 44A and Section 45 — Tenancy — Eviction — Assignment of tenancy rights by tenant — Lease-deed prohibits sub-letting/assignment without prior written consent of lessor — Breach of condition of lease entitles opposite party to terminate lease...

DELHI HIGH COURT – SECURITY CHEQUE – THE SECURITY CHEQUE MAY BE ENFORCED IN THE EVENT OF FAILURE OF THE DEBTOR TO PAY THE DEBT OR DISCHARGE OTHER LIABILITY ON THE DUE DATE

Delhi High Court Date of Judgement: 14.05.2015 It makes no difference whether, or not, there is an express understanding between the parties that the security may be enforced in the event of failure of the debtor to pay the debt or discharge other liability on the due date. Even if there is no such express agreement, the mere fact that the...