Cundy v/s. Le Cocq 13 QB D. 207

Case Name:- Cundy v/s. Le Cocq Citation:- 13 QB D. 207 Jurisdiction:- This case was heard in the Queen’s Bench Division of the English High Court. Judgment:- This case established a precedent emphasizing the duty of care for sellers regarding the sale of potentially harmful goods and the responsibility to ensure they do not contribute … Read more

Robinson vs. Davidson LR 6 Ex 269

Case Name:– Robinson vs. Davidson Citation:– LR 6 Ex 269 Jurisdiction:– Court of Exchequer Judgment Summary:– Historical Background:- Legal Framework in the 19th Century: During the 19th century, contract law was undergoing significant development, transitioning from a more rigid application of contractual obligations to a more nuanced understanding of implied conditions and fairness. The legal … 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

Breeknock Co. vs. Pritchard (6 TR 750)

Case Name: Breeknock Co. vs. Pritchard Citation: 6 Term Reports 750 (6 TR 750) Jurisdiction: English courts Judgment:-The case involved a contract for building and maintaining a bridge over a river for a fixed term. A severe flood, considered an “act of God,” destroyed the bridge within the specified timeframe. The court ruled that despite … 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

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

Guru Nanak Foundation vs. Rattan Singh & Sons 1981 AIR 2075, 1982 SCR (1) 842

Case Name: Guru Nanak Foundation vs. Rattan Singh & Sons Citation: 1981 AIR 2075, 1982 SCR (1) 842 Jurisdiction: Supreme Court of India Judgement: The Supreme Court of India recognized the inefficiencies and drawbacks of the traditional court trial system, highlighting the need for alternative dispute resolution methods that are faster, more cost-effective, and less … 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

Laxmi Ratan Engineering Works vs. Assistant Commissioner of Sales Tax and Another AIR 1968 SC 488, 1968 SCR (1) 505

Case Name: Laxmi Ratan Engineering Works vs. Assistant Commissioner of Sales Tax and Another Citation: AIR 1968 SC 488, 1968 SCR (1) 505 Jurisdiction: Supreme Court of India Judgement: The Supreme Court upheld the validity of the tax assessment conducted by the Assistant Commissioner of Sales Tax, stating that it was in accordance with the … Read more

Sant Ram vs. Labh Singh AIR 1965 SC 314

Case Name: Sant Ram v. Labh Singh Citation: AIR 1965 SC 314 Jurisdiction: Supreme Court of India Judgement: The Supreme Court of India ruled that Labh Singh was the rightful owner of the disputed land, emphasizing the importance of legal documents to establish ownership. The court held that mere possession, even for an extended period … Read more