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Appeal against the Order of NCLT Shall be Filed within a Period of 30 Days

The Supreme Court (‘SC’), in a civil appeal filed before it, reiterated that an appeal against the order of National Company Law Tribunal (‘NCLT’) shall be filed before the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (‘NCLAT’) within a period of 30 days, and the NCLAT has the power to extend the period of limitation by another … Continue reading Appeal against the Order of NCLT Shall be Filed within a Period of 30 Days

Split Verdict by Delhi High Court in Marital Rape Case

The division bench, presided by Justice Rajiv Shakdher and Justice C Hari Shankar, of the Delhi High Court has delivered a split verdict in the marital rape case, regarding the validity of Exception 2 of Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860. As per the exception, the charge of rape cannot be attracted against … Continue reading Split Verdict by Delhi High Court in Marital Rape Case

Central Government to Reconsider & Re-examine Sedition Law

In response to a batch of petitions challenging the constitutionality of Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, which criminalises the offence of sedition, the Supreme Court (‘SC’) in July 2021 had questioned the Central Government whether the law was needed after 75 years of independence. The affidavit filed by the Central Government, in … Continue reading Central Government to Reconsider & Re-examine Sedition Law

Indian Competition Commission Conducts Raids on Engineering Firms

After receiving complaints from the Coal India Limited, regarding the anti-competitive conduct of price collusion in tenders worth at least 20 billion rupees ($260 million) by engineering firms, the Competition Commission of India is conducting raids on these firms situated in Kolkata, Ranchi, and Dhanbad. The services rendered by the firms under investigation are related … Continue reading Indian Competition Commission Conducts Raids on Engineering Firms

Meta is of Paramount Significance for Competition Across Markets – Bundeskartellamt

The Bundeskartellamt, under the new provision of Section 19a of the German Competition Act (GWB), has formally determined that Meta Platforms, Inc., USA (formerly known as Facebook) is of paramount significance for competition across markets. The President of the Bundeskartellamt, Andreas Mundt, said “The digital ecosystem created by Meta has a very large user base … Continue reading Meta is of Paramount Significance for Competition Across Markets – Bundeskartellamt

Nobody Can Be Forced To Get Vaccinated

In a recent development, the Supreme Court (‘SC’) has held that nobody can be forced to mandatorily undergo vaccination, as the right to bodily integrity is a basic tenet of Article 21 of the Constitution of India (‘Constitution’) which includes the right to refuse vaccination. However, the SC did note that, the Government is entitled … Continue reading Nobody Can Be Forced To Get Vaccinated

Going Into Merits of the Case Not Imperative For Appointing an Arbitrator

In an arbitration petition by Oyo Hotels And Homes Pvt. Ltd., the High Court of Delhi (‘DHC’) held that when a matter is referred to the Court under section 11 of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 (‘A&C Act’), it is not imperative that the Court goes into the merits of the claims, for appointment … Continue reading Going Into Merits of the Case Not Imperative For Appointing an Arbitrator

Healthcare Services included with the Ambit of Consumer Protection Act, 2019

In a recent development, where a Public Interest Litigation (‘PIL’) was filed before the Supreme Court (‘SC’) seeking a declaration that services performed by healthcare service providers are not included within the purview of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 (‘The Act of 2019’), the SC, while dismissing the PIL as misconceived, held that doctors and … Continue reading Healthcare Services included with the Ambit of Consumer Protection Act, 2019

Justice PS Narshimha Recuses himself in Meru Cabs Appeal

While considering an appeal filed by Meru Cab (‘Meru’), challenging the order of the Competition Commission of India (‘CCI’), which dismissed its complaint alleging abuse of dominant position by Uber India, the Supreme Court (‘SC’) judge, Justice PS Narasimha, recused himself, citing his appearance for Uber India earlier, in another case as a lawyer. It … Continue reading Justice PS Narshimha Recuses himself in Meru Cabs Appeal