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Legal Angle - August 2020 - Issue 01

Legal Angle - August 2020 - Issue 01

EVOLUTION: The doctrine of privity of contract is traced and established in the case, Tweddle V. Aktinston., 30 LJ QB 218, at the end of the 16th century in India. Before this case, there has been a difference of opinion displayed in the judgment of the court how far the rights of strangers can be enforced. Later, the rule in the case is applicable in India as it is in England. The doctrine of privity of contract is a principle of the common law.

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Legal Angle - July 2020 - Issue 04

Legal Angle -  July 2020 - Issue 04

In India, the application of Doctrine of Promissory Estoppel can be traced in two stages, Pre Anglo-Afghan Case and post Anglo-Afghan Case. Before the case, the doctrine is not applied to the Government. In the case Union of India V. AngloAfghan Agencies (1968) 2 S.C.R 366., the Government of India announces concession in the import of raw materials to promote export. Subsequently, the partial concession was granted. Therefore, the government was estopped by its promise. Therefore, the Doctrine of Promissory Estoppel invoked against the Government.

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Legal Angle - July 2020 - Issue 03

Legal Angle - July 2020 - Issue 03

C.S VENKATESH V. A.C.S MURTHY (D) BY LRS. ON 15TH JANUARY 2020: Held - It was held that there was no plea or proof regarding Plaintiffs readiness and willingness to perform his part of contract under Sec.16(c) of the Specific Performance Act, 1963. The sale deed was nominal and the amount specified was to secure the loan amount advanced by the defendant.

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Legal Angle - July 2020 - Issue 02

Legal Angle - July 2020 - Issue 02

The doctrine of lis pendens have been derived from the latin maxim 'Ut Pendent nihil innovetur' which means nothing should be changed at the time of litigation. Lis means litigation and pendens means pending. Therefore, lis pendens means pending litigation. The subject matter of the suit cannot be transferred to the third party during the pendency of the suit.

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