Legal Updates

Legal Updates

S.258 CrPC | Magistrate Can Stop Proceedings When Presence Of Accused Cannot Be Secured Despite Best Efforts: Kerala High Court
The Kerala High Court made it clear that Section 258 CrPC empowered a Magistrate to order stoppage of proceedings at any stage of the trial, after issuance of summons and before completion of trial. It observed that proceedings can be...
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One Investor Cannot Accuse Another Investor Of Cheating If Business Runs Into Losses: Karnataka High Court
The Karnataka High Court has held that an investor of a company cannot file case for cheating against another investor if he loses his money because the company suffered losses. “If the business has run into losses, where the investment...
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S.498A IPC | One Trivial Instance Not Sufficient For ‘Cruelty’: Supreme Court Quashes Case Against Husband’s Sisters & Cousins
The Supreme Court  while quashing the criminal proceedings for the offence of cruelty under Section 498A of the Indian PenalCode, 1860, observed that one occurrence, unless serious, with no clear evidence of involvement in the complainant's life, is not sufficient...
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Hindu Marriage Act | Trial Court Must Wait 18 Months Before Dismissing Plea U/S 13B Even If Parties Trying To Reunite: Karnataka High Court
The Karnataka High Court has held that under Section 13B (2) of the Hindu Marriage Act, a couple seeking divorce had 18 months to report a settlement.  Court noted that even if it was accepted that the parties submitted before...
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