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Oil Marketing Companies Are State Instrumentalities, Empowered To Regulate Fuel Pumps In Public Interest

Posted under Legal, by Sunayana Khurana / 3 days ago

Delhi High Court has upheld the power of Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) to formulate Marketing Discipline Guidelines (MDGs) in public interest, i.e., for the benefit of the consumers as well as to protect the rights of the employees at Retail Outlets (ROs). Court helad MDG is a Guideline issued by the OMCs, Instrumentalities of the State to regulate the R.O. Dealers.

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Must Prove Accused Is Absconding With No Immediate Prospect For Arrest To Record Witness Deposition

Posted under Legal, by Sunayana Khurana / 3 days ago

In a significant judgment, the Kerala High Court ruled that before recording witness depositions under Section 299 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, it should be established that the accused has absconded and that there is no immediate prospect of arresting him. Court was called upon to answer an intriguing question on the interpretation of Section 299 of the CrPC.

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Divorce Decree From French Court; Maintainability Of Suit For Partition Before Indian Court

Posted under Legal, by Sunayana Khurana / 3 days ago

In a divorce proceeding characterised by questions on Conflict of Laws, Madras High Court has held that a suit filed for partition and separate possession of the property in India, as per Indian laws is maintainable and will not be barred by virtue of not approaching French Notary for liquidation under Article 1444 of the French Civil Code.

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Foreigners Tribunal's Order Declaring A Person As Citizen Is Binding On Subsequent Proceedings

Posted under Legal, by Sunayana Khurana / 3 days ago

Gauhati HC set aside an order passed by a Foreigners' Tribunal declaring a resident of Jorgah village, Sonitpur as a foreigner after noting that the concerned Tribunal had earlier declared him to be an Indian citizen but had subsequently passed an ex-parte order declaring him to be a foreigner. Court set aside the impugned ex-parte order and remanded the matter back to the concerned Foreigners' Tribunal.

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Refusing To Grant Interim Relief, NCLAT Admits The Amazon's Appeal Against CCI's Order

Posted under Legal, by Sunayana Khurana / 3 days ago

NCLAT Bench comprising of Justice M. Venugopal and Mr. V.P. Singh in Amazon.com NV Holdings LLC v. Competition Commission of India & Ors. refused to grant interim relief to Amazon against its plea challenging the order of the Competition Commission of India which suspended its deal with Future Coupons Pvt. Ltd. The order was passed by the Competition Commission.

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