What is Common Law

“the common law was an ‘antient collection of unwritten maxims and customs“ English law is said to be rooted in common law. Common law grew from the customs of the English people. It was not made by legal officials, as statutes are. The role of legal officials – particularly judges – was to interpret and declare… Read More What is Common Law

M. C. Verghese Versus T. J. Ponnan and another[ALL SC 1968 NOVEMBER]

KEYWORDS:-DEFAMATION – COMMON LAW PRINCIPLES-Libellous communication- DATE:-13-11-1968 AIR 1970 SC 1876 : (1969) 2 SCR 692 : (1970) CriLJ SC 1651 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) M. C. Verghese Appellant Versus T. J. Ponnan and another Respondent (Before : J. C. Shah, V. Ramaswami And A. N. Grover, JJ.) Criminal Appeal No. 46 of 1967, Decided… Read More M. C. Verghese Versus T. J. Ponnan and another[ALL SC 1968 NOVEMBER]

P. Malai Chami Versus M. Andi Ambalam and others[ALL SC 1973 APRIL]

KEYWORDS:-COMMON LAW-SUIT IN EQUITY- ELECTION PETITION- DATE:-18-04-1973- AIR 1973 SC 2077 : (1973) 3 SCR 1016 : (1973) 2 SCC 170 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) P. Malai Chami Appellant Versus M. Andi Ambalam and others Respondent (Before : D. G. Palekar And A. Alagiriswami, JJ.) Civil Appeal No. 649 of 1972, Decided on : 18-04-1973.… Read More P. Malai Chami Versus M. Andi Ambalam and others[ALL SC 1973 APRIL]

R G. Anand Appellant Versus Delux Films and others[ALL SC 1978 August]

KEYWORDS:- COPYRIGHT – COMMON LAW PRINCIPLES-Infringement of a copyright- DATE:-18-08-1978 AIR 1978 SC 1613 : (1979) 1 SCR 218 : (1978) 4 SCC 118 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) R G. Anand Appellant Versus Delux Films and others Respondent (Before : S. Murtaza Fazl Ali, Jaswant Singh And R. S. Pathak, JJ.) Civil Appeal No. 2030… Read More R G. Anand Appellant Versus Delux Films and others[ALL SC 1978 August]

M.V.AL. Quamar vs Tsavliris Salvage (International) Ltd. and other[ALL SC 2000 AUGUST]

KEYWORDS:-Admiralty matter-Common law principles- common law of India- DATE:- 17-08-2000 AIR 2000 SC 2826 : (2000) 2 Suppl. SCR 440 : (2000) 8 SCC 278 : JT 2000 (9) SC 184 : (2000) 5 SCALE 618 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) M.V.AL. Quamar Appellant Versus Tsavliris Salvage (International) Ltd. and others Respondent (Before: S. B. Majmudar… Read More M.V.AL. Quamar vs Tsavliris Salvage (International) Ltd. and other[ALL SC 2000 AUGUST]

D.D.A. Appellant Versus Mahender Singh and Another[ALL SC 2009 MARCH]

KEYWORDS:- COMMON LAW PRINCIPLES- INTEREST DATE:-20-03-2009- “As the Act is a self-contained Code, common law principles of justice, equity and good conscience cannot be extended in awarding interest, contrary to or beyond provisions of the statute”. AIR 2009 SC 3270 : (2009) 4 SCR 788 : (2009) 5 SCC 339 : JT 2009 (4) SC… Read More D.D.A. Appellant Versus Mahender Singh and Another[ALL SC 2009 MARCH]