Supreme Court Weekly Round-Up

Supreme Court Weekly Round-Up

No Disciplinary Proceedings Can Be Initiated Against Lawyers For Their Acts Unrelated To Professional Conduct

The Supreme Court, setting aside disciplinary actions taken against a lawyer by Bar Council of India, observed that initiation of disciplinary proceedings against a lawyer for his acts which has nothing to do with the professional conduct, is improper and without jurisdiction.

Whether An Amendment In Pleadings Should Be Allowed Is Not Dependent On Whether The Case Which Is Proposed To Be Set Up Will Eventually Succeed At Trial

The Supreme Court  held that it was not necessary to examine the merits of the averments while considering application for amendment of pleadings. The court stated that whether an amendment should be allowed is not dependent on whether the case, which is proposed to be set up, will eventually succeed at the trial.

 Rs.1 Lakh Imposed As Cost On PIL Seeking Direction To Centre To Implement

The Supreme Court bench of justices Rohinton Fali Nariman and Navin Sinha, on Friday, imposed cost of Rs.1 lakh on an NGO, for filing a PIL seeking directions to the Centre to bring about Prohibition in the country, under Article 47 of the Constitution.  The NGO from Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, Chaitanya Sravanthi, is working in the area of women empowerment in slums.

Cost Of Rs. 50,000 Slapped On Litigant For Adjournment

A Supreme Court bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar slapped cost of Rs 50,000 on a litigant for adjourning a case.

Piecemeal Analysis Of Movie Unwarranted: SC Sets Aside HC Order On Revocation Of Censorship Certificate To Movie ‘New’

The Supreme Court set aside a more-than-decade old Madras High Court order that directed revocation of censorship certificate granted to a movie ‘New’. A bench of Justice NV Ramana and Justice S Abdul Nazeer observed that the high court should not have undertaken a piecemeal analysis of the movie and applied a subjective standard in reviewing the movie.

SC Declines Stay On Karnataka HC Order Quashing 85% Pictorial Warning On Tobacco Packets; Directs HC To Upload Judgment

The Supreme Court declined the plea for an interim stay on the Karnataka High Court judgment that scrapped Centre’s regulation that packets of tobacco products, including cigarettes must carry pictorial warning covering 85 per cent of the packaging space.

 SC Refuses To Regularise Unauthorised Mosque On Public Property, Allows Exercise Of Option To Relocate

The Supreme Court vacation bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice UU Lalit on Friday refused to interfere with the Bombay High Court judgment dated November 17 in Shafique Ahmed Khan & Anr v State of Maharashtra & Ors, wherein the high court has upheld the decision of the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) and a municipal corporation level committee to demolish an unauthorised mosque erected on public property at Shivaji Nagar, Navi Mumbai.