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aaLAWchak: A Few Good Men

Movie: A Few Good Men Starring: Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, Wolfgang Bodison, James Marshall Director: Rob Reiner Year of release: 1992 Introduction A Few Good Men is an American legal drama film. It was adapted for the screen by Aaron Sorkin from his 1989 play of the same name and includes contributions by…

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aaLAWchak: Chicago

Introduction Chicago is a 2002 American musical crime film based in Chicago in the 1920s. It explores the themes of celebrity scandal, greed, fame and corruption in Chicago during the Jazz Age. Chicago centers on Roxie Hart (Renée Zellweger) and Velma Kelly (Catherine Zeta-Jones) two murderers who find themselves in jail together awaiting trial. Roxie,…

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aaLAWchak: Section 375

Introduction Section 375 is a brave and relevant film that tackles a rather complex issue — of laws made to protect women, and the very same laws being misused by women for their vested interest. The way narrative switches from one person’s point of view to another’s, presents both sides of the story. Premise Notable…

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aaLAWchak: Philadelphia

Joe Miller: “We’re standing here in Philadelphia, the, uh, city of brotherly love, the birthplace of freedom, where the, uh, founding fathers authored the Declaration of Independence, and I don’t recall that glorious document saying anything about all straight men are created equal. I believe it says all men are created equal.” Movie: Philadelphia Starring:…

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aaLAWchak: State v. Narayan Kamble (Court)

“As real as it gets” Movie: Court Starring: Vira Sathidar, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Pradeep Joshi and Usha Bane Written & Directed by: Chaitanya Tamhane Year of Release: 2015 Court is a very harsh and satirical comment on the ethos of this country. Interestingly, the writer has chosen to comment upon them through the system…

Intellectual Property Rights | Passing Off | Trade Mark

Shaw Wallace & Co. Ltd. and Anr. v.Superior Industries Ltd.

Shaw Wallace & Co. Ltd. and Anr. v.Superior Industries Ltd. 2003 (27) PTC 63 (DEL) Facts: Plaintiff was in the business of manufacturing alcoholic beverages for the last 100 years. He had been selling alcoholic beverages under various distinctive trademarks such as Royal Challenge, Haywards 5000, Haywards 2000 etc. Defendant was also in the business…

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aaLAWchak: OMG Oh My God!

Movie: OMG Oh My God! Starring: Paresh Rawal, Mithun Chakraborty, Govind Namdeo, Mahesh Manjrekar and Akshay Kumar as Lord Krishna Directed by: Umesh Shukla Year of Release: 2012 OMG Oh My God! is an official remake of the 2001 Australian comedy ‘The Man Who Sued God’. Originally the makers had adopted the film ‘The Man…

Basic Principles of Contract | Contract Law

Mohanlal Jagannath v. Kashiram Gokul

Mohanlal Jagannath v. Kashiram Gokul AIR 1950 Nag 71 (74) [Indian Contract Act (ICA), Section(s): 16, 23, 24] FACTS: Panchas delivered an award under which defendant was to convey half of his share in his inherited property to his uncle who was to pay defendant’s share of debt, payable by him. Defendant consented to this award in return for…

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Smith v. Hughes

Smith v. Hughes (1871) LR 6 QB 597 (Mutual and Unilateral Mistake—Misrepresentation, Fraud—Condition, Warranty) FACTS: S (Smith) sued H (Hughes) for the price of oats sold and delivered, and for damages for not accepting the oats. S had offered to sell to H by sample a parcel of oats. According to H, S described the…