Category Archives: Contracts

Maula Bux v. Union of India (1970): Supreme Court on the concept of ‘Earnest Money’ and Section 74 of Indian Contract Act.

Maula Bux v. Union of India, 1970 AIR 1955, 1970 SCR (1) 928 Before the Supreme Court of India Decided on: – 19th August 1969 Bench: – JC Shah. Counsel for the petitioners: – Jagdish Swarup, Solicitor-General, Yogeshwar Prasad, C.M. Kohli, G.R. Chopra. Counsel for respondents: – L.M. Singhvi, S.P. Nayar. Brief facts and procedural history: […]

A comparatively high rate of post-award interest is provided in section 31(7)(b) of the Act purely as a deterrent to award-debtors from avoiding payment. [State Of Haryana & Ors vs M/S S.L.Arora & Company]

State Of Haryana & Ors vs M/S S.L.Arora & Company, (2010) 3 SCC 690 Before the Supreme Court of India. Decided on: 29 January 2010 Bench: R.V. Raveendran, K.S. Radhakrishnan Author – R.V. RAVEENDRAN J. Cases Referred: Oil & Natural Gas Commission v. M.C. Clelland Engineers S.A. – (1999) (4) SCC 327 Mcdermott International Inc. vs. […]

When a person does not act gratuitously, he is entitled to receive the fees as per the principle of “Restitution and unjust enrichment.” [Km. Indu Mehta v. State of U.P]

Km. Indu Mehta v. State of U.P, AIR 1987 All 309 Before the High Court of Allahabad Decided On :- March 4, 1987 Bench :- S Dhaon, D Sinha Author :- D Sinha Counsel for the petitioners:- Mrs. Poonam Srivistava Brief facts and procedural history:- Petitioner in this case is Advocate practicing at the high […]

General or Partial interest may be good if they are reasonable. [Niranjan Shankar Golikari vs The Century Spinning And Mfg. Co.]

Niranjan Shankar Golikari vs The Century Spinning And Mfg. Co., 1967 AIR 1098 Decided on: 17 January 1967 The author of the judgement: Shelat, J.M. Bench: Shelat, J.M. and Bachawat, R.S. Advocate for the appellant: K. Sen, Rameshwar Dial and A. D. Mathur. Advocate for the respondent: V. Gupte, Solicitor-General, R.P. Bhatt, R. A. Gagrat, G.L Sanghi and B. […]