What if a cheque bounces? Best guide to the Legal Recourse Available to You

Bounced cheques are one of the most common offences plaguing the financial world. According to the Supreme Court, there are over 40 lakh such pending cases in the country. A cheque can be dishonoured for various reasons, the most common being insufficient funds in the account of the person drawing the cheque, and a mismatch … Read moreWhat if a cheque bounces? Best guide to the Legal Recourse Available to You

Difference between tort and crime

Tort is Civil Wrong, in other word a tort, in common law jurisdictions, is a civil wrong that unfairly causes someone else to suffer loss or harm resulting in legal liability for the person who commits the tortious act, called a tortfeasor. Tort is a civil wrong but all civil wrongs do not come within … Read moreDifference between tort and crime

Main features of the Indian Constitution

The Constitution of India is the supreme law of India. It is a living document, an instrument which makes the government system work. It lays down the framework defining fundamental political principles, establishes the structure, procedures, powers and duties of government institutions and sets out fundamental rights, directive principles and the duties of citizens. It … Read moreMain features of the Indian Constitution

Ingredients of Tort

According to Salmond and Hueston, a tort is a civil wrong for which the remedy is a common action for unliquidated damages, and which is not exclusively the breach of a contract or the breach of a trust or other mere equitable obligation. Under the Hindu law and the Muslim law tort had a much … Read moreIngredients of Tort

Constitutional Validity of Suicide

Suicide’ is defined as an act or an instance of taking one’s own life voluntarily and intentionally especially by a person of years of discretion and of a sound mind. The Black’s Law Dictionary defines suicide as “The act of taking one’s own life. Also termed self-killing; self-destruction; self-slaughter; self-murder; felony-de-se; death by one’s own hand. … Read moreConstitutional Validity of Suicide

Importance of Latin words and expression

Why Latin terms and expressions are important? Before I tell you the importance of Latin I would like to acknowledge you that Latin is a regarded as a ‘dead’ language because it is not used as a main language in any nation and we do not use it in day-to-day communications. But however, Latin remains very … Read moreImportance of Latin words and expression

Grounds for Divorce in India

Divorce is the dissolution of marriage or the termination of a marital union. Grounds for Divorce in India The secular mind-set of the Indian judicial system has initiated proclamation of various personal laws based on different religious faiths. Hindus, Christians and Muslims are governed under separate marriage acts and grounds for divorce in India. Divorce under … Read moreGrounds for Divorce in India

Punishment for sexual harassment

Sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment. Section 354 A. (a) A man committing any of the following acts— i. physical contact and advances involving unwelcome and explicit sexual overtures; or ii. a demand or request for sexual favors; or iii. showing pornography against the will of a woman; or iv. making sexually colored remarks, … Read morePunishment for sexual harassment

Difference between Criminal Law and Civil Law

The main difference between criminal law and civil law are:- According to William Geldart, Introduction to English Law 146 (D.C.M. Yardley ed., 9th ed. 1984). “The difference between civil law and criminal law turns on the difference between two different objects which law seeks to pursue – redress or punishment. The object of civil law … Read moreDifference between Criminal Law and Civil Law