Today’s Legal Updates:

  1. The Bombay High Court has ordered Amazon Prime Video to release a Telugu film titled “V” produced by Venkateshwara Creations Pvt. Ltd. from its stage within 24 hours of facing a public defamation case filed by Bollywood actor and actor Sakshi Malik (plaintiff) alleging that the film had misused him.
  2. On Monday, the Supreme Court ordered the National Legal Services Authority [NALSA] to set guidelines on how to apply for amnesty for those who have served less sentences as required by State policies.
  3. Dolby International has filed a lawsuit in Delhi High Court alleging infringement of the most important copyrights in the field of audio coding technology by Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited and Reliance Retail Limited.
  4. Following a lawsuit allegedly filed by MakeMyTrip, the Delhi Supreme Court ordered Google to suspend the HappyEasyGo advertising account in the Google Ads Program.
  5. Today The Allahabad High Court ordered that while the Uttar Pradesh State legislature may complete the process of enacting the Uttar Pradesh Education Services Tribunal Bill, 2021, the Education Tribunal can be established only with the leave of the High Court.
  6. Former Jammu & Kashmir Prime Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti has moved to the Jammu & Kashmir High Court seeking directions from the government and police authorities to issue him with a passport.
  7. Today The Supreme Court sought the response of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on the bail plea by Bhima Koregaon accused Gautam Navlakha.
  8. On Tuesday The Karnataka High Court urged the State government to ascertain whether an insurance scheme can be evolved for the benefit of advocates, as was done by the Delhi government last year.
  9. Today A Delhi Court discharged two persons of the charge of attempt to murder in relation to the 2020 Delhi riots after noting that nothing in the chargesheet supported the charge under Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code.
  10. The Allahabad High Court will hear this week an application by the Awadh Bar Association seeking the establishment of the State Bench of the Goods and Services Tax Tribunal (GST Tribunal) in Lucknow.
  11. Disagreement with the views and policies of the government will not attract a coup d’état, the Supreme Court observed on Wednesday as it rejected a petition seeking action against former Jammu & Kashmir Prime Minister Farooq Abdullah for his views on the abolition of Article 370 of the Constitution.
  12. With a view to increasing access to legal education in India, the Law School Admission Council-Global (LSAC Global) has announced the appropriate bursaries for students who will appear in LSAT-India 2021, which will be offered in March and June.
  13. On Monday The Bombay High Court refused to decide on the validity of the May 2020 Government Resolution (GR) which barred private schools from hiking their fees for the academic year 2020-21 in view of COVID-19 pandemic in petitions assailing the same.
  14. On Tuesday The Delhi High Court stayed a censure direction passed by the Press Council of India (PCI) which had effectively stopped all government advertisements in certain editions of Hindi daily, Hindustan.
  15. The newly-elected President of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), Advocate Vikas Singh has written a letter to the Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde urging him to proceed with the High Court case as soon as possible in order to improve the situation of COVID-19.
  16. Today The Delhi Court took note of the “disturbing trend” of media reporting the “exact content” of chargesheets even before cognizance is taken, and hoped that such reportage does not occur in the future.
  17. Today The Madras High Court declined to entertain a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that sought directions to the Central government to control and monitor content broadcast on social media.
  18. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that it should extend the deadline for the reduction of cases filed against it last year due to COVID-19 and national closure.
  19. On Wednesday, the Kerala High Court heard an application challenging, among other things, the failure to publish a list of progressive communities. The applicant, the Nair Service Society (NSS), on Wednesday alleges that the country’s government is having trouble publishing the list, which is a requirement to apply for non-cream certificates in order to achieve economic (EWS) demolition.
  20. The Baratiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday withdrew its affidavit before the Karnataka High Court stating that no public meeting or rally had been held by the party during the COVID-19 epidemic.
  21. Vide Office Order dated March 02, the High Court of Himachal Pradesh has announced that the Chief Justice of the High Court has formed a ‘National University of Law, Advisory Committee’ to oversee matters relating to Hyachal Pradesh National Law University.
  22. In deciding on a criminal review application on Tuesday, the Kerala High Court was given the task of determining whether court orders were compulsory in order to proceed with the investigation and whether property had to be collected prior to the investigation.
  23. Lyric veteran Javed Akhtar, who accused actor Kangana Ranaut of defamation, filed a Caveat case in the High Court on Wednesday against the actor, and his sister, Rangoli Chandel.
  24. Charges of Murder and Capture of Suicide Will Not coexist, Alternative Case Can Be Clearly Recorded to Defendant: Kerala High Court
  25. The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday ordered the Secretary-General of the State to make a clear statement that the families of farmers who committed suicide after borrowing money from private donors would be excluded from government subsidies of Rs 5 lakhs.
  26. The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to address complaints about school fees, while removing a clutch of appeals by private schools that do not support the Government’s decision from May 8, 2020. 2020-21, as a result of this epidemic.
  27. “Peace of Constitutional Function Harms Democracy”; Bombay High Court Expires Ward Retention Notices to Goa Municipal Councils, accuses EC
  28. Hearing a petition filed by the human rights organization Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) [led by Teesta Setalvad] seeking appropriate legal aid for those left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, Gauhati High Court on Monday (01st March) issued a notice to the Union of India, State Government among others.
  29. The Kerala High Court on Wednesday ordered the state police chief to provide details of complaints received by the two officers and to inform them of any disciplinary action pending before them.
  30. The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday ordered Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to investigate a report by the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority (KSLSA) before coming up with a plan to repair small roads and bad roads and sidewalks in the city.
  31. Madras High Court cautions against the encroachment of water bodies in the State.
  32. The Bombay High made itself clear that it would not be interfering in the matter where Government decided to bar the private schools from hiking fees for the academic year 2020-21.
  33. Delhi Hugh Court on Delhi Riots : “It is one thing to report generally about the chargesheet but quite another to reproduce it as it is and thus, obviously, the question of leak would arise. This is grossly unfair and unjustified and the court expects that it would not occur in future.”
  34. Newly elected President of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) writes to CJI to resume physical hearing in the Supreme Court.
  35. Delhi High Court : Digital filing of pleadings and documents should be encouraged.

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