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5 Important Supreme Court of India Judgments Pronounced Today [Tuesday, August 14, 2018]

1. Ram Chandra Singh v. Rajaram


Motor Accident Claims - Fake Driving Licence - If the owner was aware of the fact that the licence was fake and still permitted the driver to drive the vehicle, then the insurer would stand absolved. However, the mere fact that the driving licence is fake, per se, would not absolve the insurer. 

Case Link : bit.ly/CA8145of2018
Petitioner's Advocate : Yash Pal Dhingra
Bench : Hon'ble The Chief Justice, Hon'ble Mr. Justice A. M. Khanwilkar, Hon'ble Dr. Justice D. Y. Chandrachud
Judgment By : Hon'ble Mr. Justice A. M. Khanwilkar


2. State Bank of India v. V. Ramakrishnan


Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 - Whether Section 14 of the Code which provides for a moratorium for the limited period mentioned in the Code, on admission of an insolvency petition, would apply to a personal guarantor of a corporate debtor.

Case Link : bit.ly/CA3595of2018
Petitioner's Advocate : Sanjay Kapur
Bench : Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, Hon'ble Ms. Justice Indu Malhotra
Judgment By : Hon'ble Mr. Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman

3. Union Bank of India v. C. G. Ajay Babu


Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 - Whether forfeiture of gratuity, is automatic on dismissal from service - Held, forfeiture of gratuity is not automatic on dismissal from service; it is subject to sub-Sections (5) and (6) of Section 4 of the Act.

Case Link : bit.ly/CA8251of2018
Petitioner's Advocate : O. P. Gaggar
Bench : Hon'ble Mr. Justice Kurian Joseph, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul
Judgment By : Hon'ble Mr. Justice Kurian Joseph

4. M/s Alagu Pharmacy v. N. Magudeswari


Eviction & Rent Control - In cases where protection under a Rent Act is available, no eviction can be ordered unless ground seeking eviction is made out, even if parties had entered into a compromise.

Case Link : bit.ly/CA8256of2018
Petitioner's Advocate : G. Sivabalamurugan
Bench : Hon'ble Mr. Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit
Judgment By : Hon'ble Mr. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit

5. Imtiyaz Ramzan Khan v. State of Maharashtra


Criminal Trial - All Legal Services Authorities / Committees in every State to extend the facility of video conferencing between the counsel on one hand and the accused or anybody in the know of the matter on the other in every criminal case wherever the accused is lodged in jail, so that the cause of justice is well served.

Case Link : bit.ly/SLP6740of2018
Petitioner's Advocate : Shiv Kumar Suri
Bench : Hon'ble Mr. Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit
Judgment By : Hon'ble Mr. Justice Uday Umesh Lalit

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