R vs. Stephens (LR 1 QB 702)

Case Name: R v Stephens Citation: LR 1 QB 702 Jurisdiction: Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of England and Wales Judgment: The judgment in this case established that an individual could be indicted for a public nuisance on their premises caused by the actions of their servants, employees, agents, or subcontractors, even in … Read more

Baily Vs. De Crespigny LR 4 QB 180 (185)

Case Name:– Baily Vs. De Crespigny Citation:– LR 4 QB 180 (185) Jurisdiction:– England and Wales (Queen’s Bench Division) Judgment:– The judgment discussed the principle that an “act of God” does not per se excuse a party’s breach of contract, emphasizing that the absence of contract terms addressing such unforeseen events determines whether non-performance is … Read more

Nichols vs Marsland [1876] 2 Ex. D. 1

Case Name:- “Nichols v Marsland.” Citation:- “[1876] 2 Ex. D. 1.” Jurisdiction:- This case was heard in the Court of Exchequer Division in England. Judegment:-The judegment in Nichols v Marsland [1876] 2 Ex. D. 1 ruled in favor of the defendant, Marsland, stating that he was not liable for the damage caused by the escape … Read more

Paradine vs. Jane (1647) Aleyn 26, 82 Eng. Rep. 897

Case Name: Paradine v. Jane Citation: (1647) Aleyn 26, 82 Eng. Rep. 897 Jurisdiction: England Judgement: The judgement in this case upheld the principle that if a party voluntarily imposes a duty upon themselves through a contract, they are bound to fulfill that duty, even if unforeseen circumstances prevent them from doing so. Abstract: Paradine … Read more

Forward vs. Pittard (1785) 1 TR 27

Case Name: Forward v. Pittard (1785) 1 Term Reports 27 (1 TR 27) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Judgement: The judgment in this case established that events caused by the elementary forces of nature, such as storms, tempests, lightning, or extraordinary high tides, fall under the category of an “act of God.” In this case, the … Read more

Smith vs Egginton (7 Adolphus & Ellis 167 (1837))

Case Name: Smith vs Egginton Citation: 7 Adolphus & Ellis 167 (1837) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Judgement: The judgment in this case established the legal principle that an act becomes a trespass if it was initially intended to cause harm or if it is conducted illegally. Specifically, it emphasized that if a party’s actions show … Read more

Pandurang Dhoni Chougule vs. Maruti Hari Jadhav 1966 AIR 153, 1966 SCR (1) 102

Case Name: Pandurang Dhoni Chougule vs. Maruti Hari Jadhav Citation: 1966 AIR 153, 1966 SCR (1) 102 Jurisdiction: Supreme Court of India Judgement: The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Pandurang Dhoni Chougule, affirming his rightful ownership of the disputed land based on the presented evidence and relevant legal provisions, emphasizing Article 300A of the … Read more

Hansraj Gupta v. Official Liquidators of the Dehra Dun-Mussoorie Electric Tramway Co. Ltd. AIR 1933 PC 63

Case Name: Hansraj Gupta v. Official Liquidators of the Dehra Dun-Mussoorie Electric Tramway Co. Ltd. Citation: AIR 1933 PC 63 Jurisdiction: The case was heard by the Privy Council, which was the highest court of appeal for certain British colonies and dominions, including India during the time when the case was decided. Judgement: The Privy … Read more