Case List: Cause of Action & Jurisdiction

CASE LIST

Meaning of ‘Cause of Action’
  • A.B.C. Laminart vs. A.P. Agencies, AIR 1989 SC 1239
  • Bloom Dekor Ltd. v. Subhash Himatlal Desai and Ors., (1994) 6 SCC 322
  • South East Asia Shipping Co. Ltd. vs. Nav Bharat Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. and Ors., [1996] 3 SCR 405
  • Rajasthan High Court Advocates’ Association v. Union of India and Ors., 2001 (2) SCC 294
  • Navinchandra N. Majithia v. State of Maharashtra and Ors., AIR 2000 SC 2966
  • Om Prakash Srivastava vs. Union of India (UOI) and Anr., (2006) 6 SCC 207
  • Laxman Prasad vs. Prodigy Electronics Ltd. and Anr., (2008) 1 SCC 618
In the absence of cause of action, plaint has to be rejected under Order VII of C.P.C
  • Laxman Prasad vs. Prodigy Electronics Ltd. and Anr., (2008) 1 SCC 618
‘Cause of action’ and ‘applicability of law’ are two distinct, different and independent things
  • Laxman Prasad vs. Prodigy Electronics Ltd. and Anr., (2008) 1 SCC 618
Parties to an agreement CANNOT confer jurisdiction on a Court which has no territorial or pecuniary jurisdiction to entertain a matter.
  • A.V.M. Sales Corporation vs. Anuradha Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., (2012) 2 SCC 315
If two Courts have jurisdiction to try a suit, parties to an agreement CAN mutually agree to exclude the jurisdiction of one Court in preference to the other (having regard to the provisions of Sections 23 and 28 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872)
  • A.B.C. Laminart vs. A.P. Agencies, AIR 1989 SC 1239
  • TPR Marketing Pvt. Ltd. vs. Kingsbury Personal Care Pvt. Ltd., 2009 (4) ALT 16
  • A.V.M. Sales Corporation vs. Anuradha Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., (2012) 2 SCC 315
Where there are two Courts which has jurisdiction, Plaintiff (being the dominus titus) has the right to choose the Court in which (s)he would like to institute the suit and the Defendant cannot insist on the choice of forum (subject to the above proposition)
  • Pullickal Estates vs. Joseph, (1955) 2 Mad LJ 228
  • Velupillai Narayana Pillai, Advocate vs. N. Gopala Pillai and Ors., AIR 1974 Ker 27
  • The Commissioner of Customs vs. Standard Industries Ltd., 2007 (109) BOMLR 677

 

 

 

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