R Vs. Scofield P.C. 1028

Case Name:- R vs. Scofield Citation:– P.C. 1028 Jurisdiction:- This case falls under the jurisdiction of the Privy Council. Judgment:- Nature of the Case: The case involved allegations against Mr. Scofield for a criminal offense where intent played a crucial role. Key Issue: The central contention was whether mere intent, without the actual commission of … 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

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

Nugent vs. Smith (1876) 1 C.P.D. 423

Case Name: Nugent v Smith Citation: (1876) 1 C.P.D. 423 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Judgement: The court held that the storm in question was indeed an Act of God, meeting the legal criteria. It emphasized its sudden, violent, and uncontrollable nature, making it impossible to foresee or prevent. As a result, Mr. Nugent was not … Read more

Ashby vs. White (1730) 2 Ld Raym 938

Case Name: Ashby v. White Citation: (1730) 2 Ld Raym 938 Jurisdiction: England (United Kingdom) Judgement: The court held that Matthew Ashby had a legal right to vote according to the laws at that time. However, James White, a constable, unfairly denied him this right by preventing him from voting. The court emphasized the principle … Read more

Tarapore & Co., Madras vs. M/S. V/O Tractors Export, Moscow 1970 AIR 891, 1969 SCR (2) 920

Case Name: Tarapore & Co., Madras vs. M/S. V/O Tractors Export, Moscow Citation: 1970 AIR 891, 1969 SCR (2) 920 Jurisdiction: This case was heard in the Supreme Court of India. Judgement: The Supreme Court of India ruled in favor of Tarapore & Co., Madras, stating that the contract was frustrated due to the Indian … Read more