The Pioneer Container KH Enterprise v. Pioneer Container

The Pioneer Container KH Enterprise v. Pioneer Container  [1994] 2 AC 324 FACTS: The plaintiffs (owners) contracted with the freight carriers (first bailee) for the carriage of their goods by container from Taiwan to Hong Kong. The carriers issued the plaintiffs with bills of lading which provided that the carrier was entitled to sub-contract ‘on… Read More The Pioneer Container KH Enterprise v. Pioneer Container

Jay Bharat Credit v. Commissioner of Sales-Tax and Anr.

Jay Bharat Credit v. Commissioner of Sales-Tax and Anr. (2000) 7 SCC 165 FACTS: The appellants (A) had a business of hire-purchase. They engaged in purchasing of vehicles and then giving them on hire with the hirer paying an initial amount and then paying the rest, which includes the price of the vehicle and hire charges,… Read More Jay Bharat Credit v. Commissioner of Sales-Tax and Anr.

The Official Assignee of Madras v. The Mercantile Bank Of India Ltd.

The Official Assignee of Madras v. The Mercantile Bank Of India Ltd.  (1935) 37 BOMLR 130 FACTS: The Official Assignee of Madras has been assigned with the property of the insolvents CK Nayaran and sons. The insolvents had a big business of groundnuts. They were purchased from up-country and transported through railways to the madras… Read More The Official Assignee of Madras v. The Mercantile Bank Of India Ltd.

Karnataka Pawn Brokers Association and Ors. v. State of Karnataka and Ors.

Karnataka Pawn Brokers Assn. & Ors. Etc. (KP) v. State of Karnataka & Ors. etc. (constitutional validity of section 4-A and 4-B of Karnataka Pawn Brokers Act, 1961 and Sections 7-A and 7-B of Karnataka Moneylenders Act) FACTS: The Sales Tax Authorities of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu deemed the sale of unredeemed articles at the… Read More Karnataka Pawn Brokers Association and Ors. v. State of Karnataka and Ors.

The Morvi Mercantile Bank Ltd. and Anr. v. Union of India

The Morvi Mercantile Bank Ltd. and Anr. v. Union of India 1965 AIR 1954 FACTS: A firm doing business in Bombay entrusted goods worth Rs.35500 with the Railway for delivery in Delhi. The goods were consigned to “self” and the firm endorsed the railway receipts to a Bank against an advance of Rs. 20,000 made… Read More The Morvi Mercantile Bank Ltd. and Anr. v. Union of India

The Trustees of the Port of Bombay v. The Premier Automobiles Ltd.

The Trustees of The Port of Bombay v. The Premier Automobiles Ltd. AIR 1971 Bom 317 (implied/involuntary bailment) FACTS: The respondents (R) had imported some machinery, which upon its landing on the Bombay port was taken charge of by the Board (Appellants, A). While being transported by the Board’s employees to one of the sheds… Read More The Trustees of the Port of Bombay v. The Premier Automobiles Ltd.

Wright v.Tyne Improvement Commissioners and Anr.

Wright v.Tyne Improvement Commissioners & Anr. (Implied Warranty, Hiring) FACTS: The plaintiff, a docker employed by the second defendants, was engaged in discharging timber from a ship. The second defendants had hired a crane from the first defendants for the purpose of discharging the timber from the ship into wagons. The wagons were under the… Read More Wright v.Tyne Improvement Commissioners and Anr.

Kalyani Breweries Limited v. State Of West Bengal And Ors.

Kalyani Breweries Limited v. State Of West Bengal and Ors. 1997( 7 ) SCC 738 FACTS: The assessee brewed and sold beer in beer bottles and when empty beer bottles were returned by the customers, refunds were made at same rate for deposit on bottles. There was nothing on record which indicated that the terms… Read More Kalyani Breweries Limited v. State Of West Bengal And Ors.

State of Maharashtra v. Britannia Biscuit Co. Ltd.

State of Maharashtra v. Britannia Biscuit Co. Ltd. 1995 Supp (2) SCC 72 FACTS: The respondents manufactured and sold biscuits in tins. In respect to the biscuits sold in Bombay and its suburbs, the assessee (respondents) charged only for the price of the biscuits. With regards to the tins, the respondents took a refundable deposit… Read More State of Maharashtra v. Britannia Biscuit Co. Ltd.