Legal Shorts

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    Legal Shorts; SC: Mohammedan Law – Minor represented by his brother as de facto guardian, Family Settlement Deed can’t be enforced against minor.

    _Deed held void – Transfer of Property Act, 1882, Ss. 7 and 8._ _Under the Mohammedan Law a person who…

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    Legal Shorts; SC: Living together, no proof of marriage – Presumption of – such children legitimate & entitled to Succession.

    P and S living together for long years as husband and wife – In such circumstances, even in absence of…

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    Legal Shorts: SC:Adoption of Indian children by foreign couples – Interference with, by court should consider welfare of the children.

    Ss.7 and 17 – Guardians and Wards Act, 1890. Children taken abroad by foreign couples who were permitted to adopt…

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    Legal Shorts; SC: Dead body not found, still conviction is proper.

    Ss. 304 -B and 201 – Bride burning – Appreciation of evidence – Dead body not found – effect –…

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    Legal Shorts; SC explains what is “Fraud”

    A fraud is an act of deliberate deception with the design of securing something by taking unfair advantage of another.…

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    Legal Shorts; SC: “Corruption” explained – Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 – S.13(1)(e) r/w S.13(2) – Prevention of Corruption Act, 1947 – S.5(1)(e) r/w S.5(2).

    The word “corruption” has wide connotation and embraces almost all the spheres of our day-to-day life the world over. In…

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    Legal Shorts; SC: S.306 – “Cruelty” – Cruelty leading to abetment of suicide by wife – Strange reasoning by trial court to hold appellant – accused (husband) guilty for cruelty.

    Reasons given were: (i) that an educated girl (deceased) of business community was left in a village life (after marriage…

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    Legal Shorts; SC: “Court” – Limitation Act, 1963 – S.14.

    Section 14 of the Limitation Act does not speak of a “civil court” but speaks only of a “court”. Any…

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