Insurer’s Duty to Prove Insured Concealed Material Facts in Insurance Law Cases

Insurer’s Duty to Prove Insured Concealed Material Facts in Insurance Law Cases

In Mahakali Sujatha v. Future Generali India Life Insurance, the Supreme Court upheld the appellant’s insurance claim ruling that the insurer failed to prove the insured concealed information about existing policies. The Court distinguished the case from previous judgments noting the absence of admission by the insured. As a result, the insurer was directed to […]

Supreme Court of India Upholds Citizens’ Right Against Climate Change

Supreme Court of India Upholds Citizens’ Right Against Climate Change

In a significant legal development, the Supreme Court of India, in the case of M.K. Ranjitsinh v. Union of India (2021), has reasserted the citizens’ entitlement to be shielded from the detrimental impacts of climate change. This judgment is essential as it upholds the importance of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution, and was […]

SC Directs Action Against Police Interference with Prosecution Witnesses

SC Directs Action Against Police Interference with Prosecution Witnesses

In the case of Manikandan v. State by the Inspector of Police, the Supreme Court addressed concerns regarding police interference with prosecution witnesses. The appellants, accused of an offence under Section 302 read with Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code were convicted by the trial court and the High Court. However, the Supreme Court […]

Wife Waiving Maintenance Right in Mutual Divorce Can't Later Claim It

Wife Waiving Maintenance Right in Mutual Divorce Can’t Later Claim It

In the case of Gaurav Mehta v. Anamika Chopra, the Allahabad High Court addressed the issue of whether a wife who waived her right to maintenance during divorce by mutual consent could later claim it. The couple had mutually filed for divorce in 2006-07 under Section 13B(1) of the Hindu Marriage Act with agreed-upon terms […]

Supreme Court Revokes 2020 Environmental Clearance Exemption

Supreme Court Revokes 2020 Environmental Clearance Exemption: A Win for Environmental Governance

In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court recently overturned a 2020 notification by the Environment Ministry. The notification had exempted the extraction of “ordinary earth” for linear projects from obtaining Environmental Clearance (EC) in the case of Noble M Paikada v. Union of India (2024). This decision marks a pivotal moment in India’s environmental governance. […]

Supreme Court Excludes Wrong Forum Time from Limitation Act

Supreme Court Excludes Wrong Forum Time from Limitation Act

The Supreme Court clarified that time spent by a litigant in pursuing bona fide litigation in a wrong forum should be excluded when calculating the limitation period under Section 14(2) of the Limitation Act. In the case of Purni Devi & Anr. v. Babu Ram & Anr., the appellant’s execution application was rejected by the […]

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