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The Supreme Court of India delivered a landmark judgment to protect online freedom of speech (on the Internet). While doing so, the apex court scrapped a controversial law (Section 66A of the IT Act) that many termed as a major infringement of freedom of speech.

Any unmarried couple who lives as husband and wife are to be presumed legally married and in such cases, the woman would be legally eligible to inherit the property of her partner after his death, said a ruling by the Supreme Court of India.

Complaints against subordinate judiciary should be entertained only if accompanied by duly sworn affidavit and verifiable material, as per Circular issued by the Registrar General of Delhi High Court.

A well qualified wife who is capable of earning must not remain idle and harass her husband by claiming maintenance, said a family court while rejecting a woman’s plea for maintenance from her estranged husband.

Court fee must be refunded in case of compromise - The Punjab and Haryana High Court has ruled saving the litigants money.

Bombay High Court directs the state to consider diverting private dams & Well water to dry areas. The vacation bench of justices B R Gavai and Dr Shalini Phansalkar Joshi directed the government to ensure that drinking water was not supplied to construction sites. The Court further observed that natural resources are property of the entire nation and not just an individual or a private entity.