Today’s Legal Updates:

  1. Today The Kerala High Court stayed electricity disconnection notices served on Maradu-based movie theatre, PAN Cinemas, on the condition that they deposit 20 per cent of the fee demanded for “fixed” electricity charges by the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) for the month of September.
  2. Today The Delhi High Court rejected the bail applications of three men and one woman who allegedly tried to desecrate a statue of Dr BR Ambedkar while injuring eight persons and hurling caste-based insults at them on Independence Day.
  3. The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) initiated a case under provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act after they conducted a raid on the Cordelia Empress Cruise which was to leave for Goa from Mumbai International Port Terminal on October 2, 2021.
  4. Today Former lawyer at Advaita Legal, Praveen Kejriwal has joined Flipkart as Assistant General Counsel.
  5. Today Former Partner at Juris Corp, Avikshit Moral has joined IndusLaw as a Partner in Mumbai.
  6. Today Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan (L&S) elevated sixteen lawyers to the position of Partner.
  7. Today a  lawyer, Bhupendra Pratap Singh was shot dead inside the Shahjahanpur district court complex in Uttar Pradesh.
  8. Today The Supreme Court held that civil courts lack jurisdiction to entertain a suit structured on the provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act (ID Act).
  9. Yesterday a Mumbai court convicted a person for offences of sexual harassment in a trial which lasted for only two days, one of the shortest such trials in the recent times.
  10. Today a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court at Panchkula sentenced former head of Dera Sacha Sauda Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh to life imprisonment for the murder of one Ranjeet Singh.
  11. Yesterday The Karnataka High Court quashed the allotment of a plot of land to a trust, represented by its President Ms. Gayathri, who is the wife of Member of Parliament (MP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member, Umesh G Jadhav.
  12. On Saturday The Supreme Court e-committee has directed all High Courts to ensure that all petitions/ cases filed by government before High Courts are done only by way of e-filing from January 1, 2022.
  13. Today a Delhi Court passed slew of directions in order to “check the flow of repeated complaints” dismissing 20 applications and appeals filed by a man who was termed a “chronic contumelious litigant.”
  14. Today Madras High Court observation that medical courses in India continue to reaffirm queer-phobia and the urgent need to revamp the existing curriculum in this regard, the National Medical Commission (NMC) last week issued an advisory directing all medical institutions to refrain from approving textbooks that contain ‘unscientific, derogatory and discriminatory information’ about the LGBTQIA+ community.
  15. Today The Madras High Court has directed the concerned State authorities to conduct periodical inspections of Children’s Homes in order to regulate the living conditions, facilities and administration of such Homes.
  16. Today The Delhi High Court has observed that Labour Courts ought to be cautious while ordering personal appearance of senior officials especially in the matters where determination is yet to be made.
  17. Today The Gujarat High Court’s Chief Justice-led bench observed that a lot of sick notes were being received from the advocates by the Court every day and that there was a need to evolve a mechanism for the same.
  18. Today The Kerala High Court ruled that a trial court is bound to adjudicate upon a suit seeking fixing of the boundary of a plaintiff’s property and give a verdict in the same, irrespective of whether the commission report and plan thereto are set aside during the proceedings.
  19. Today The Delhi High Court disposed of a petition seeking appointment of more number of Judges in the institution, so as to ensure that its benches function with full strength.
  20. Today The Delhi High Court has issued summons in a suit filed against Bollywood Filmmaker Hansal Mehta and others for restraining the release of their film ‘Faraaz’.

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