Practicing Since : 1985 Bastar
- Property Dispute
- Motor Accident
- Cheque Bounce
- Labour & Service
The term criminal pertains to or involves crimes and the subsequent administration of justice accordingly. Additionally, a criminal is a person who has conducted himself in a manner causing social harm that calls for punishment according to the degree of offence as prescribed by law. There are two basic conditions for establishment of criminality: The accused must exhibit some guilt of mind or mens rea; and must actually carry out the criminal act. This is called actus reus. Criminal acts may be broadly classified into serious crimes, major offences, contravention of law or a slight or trivial breach of the legal system.
Civil cases comprise noncriminal lawsuits and usually involve disputes over private property. Civil cases are heard for contractual breach, divorce, probate, protection of intellectual property rights, negligence, encroachment, payment of compensation & damages and getting injunctions against wrongful parties. Civil cases are also known as civil proceedings, civil actions, or civil suits. Civil cases are initiated by an entity or person called a plaintiff with a claim that some other entity or person called the defendant has failed to keep his promise to the former. Both plaintiff and defendant are called litigants or parties. Civil cases are fought in both state and Supreme courts.
When an entity or individual owns something, he is said to be the owner of property. Property is generally of two types: ``Real’’ which may imply land or any other form of real estate and industrial plants; and "personal” which comprises all else. Property may also be "Common” and may be jointly held by more than one persons. There is also "Community property," a joint ownership among an individual and his spouse while "Public property," is anything that is government owned such as the state, county, districts, parks and other public facilities. The law courts have a special responsibility to clarify and enforce ownership issues.
Motor accidents are said to occur when the driver of any motorized vehicle collides with another vehicle causing bodily harm to either party or both. However, there may be special circumstances when other parties, due to their negligence, are liable for any damage caused. These include: the municipality or state maintaining signs, bridges and roads; car manufacturers as also auto repair shops. The aggrieved or affected party is empowered by law to seek compensation to put him back in his original position prior to the accident. The recovery may be based on lost wages, permanent disfigurement, medical expenses and loss in earning capacity.
A landlord, according to law is the rightful owner of any apartment, house, condominium, land or any other type of real estate that is either leased or rented to any individuals or businesses, called either a tenant, lessee or renter. In the involvement of a juristic person, the nomenclature landlord is applicable. Other names for landlord are owner or lessor. If the owner is a female, then she is called a landlady while lessor is applicable to both sexes. The term landlord comes from manoralism or (seignorialism), in which landed estates owned by Mesne Lords or Lord of the Manor in medieval times were
Cheque bouncing occurs when a cheque cannot be honored in favor of the recipient because its writer had insufficient funds. A dishonored cheque is returned to its writer and a penalty is charged. A bounced cheque is also called a rubber, bad or dishonored cheque. According to Sec 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, the payee has the right to initiate criminal proceedings against the payer and this is a punishable offence. Alternately, the payee can re-present the bounced cheque within 6 months. However, cheques issued as gifts or loans don’t imply any legal liability and indemnifies the payer from prosecution.
RTI or Right to Information means the right of any public body to access information from a private body, including records, memos, documents, opinions, e-mails, press releases, advices, orders, circulars, contracts, logbooks, papers, reports, models or samples held in either paper or electronic form. RTI has now become a Constitutional right for Indian citizens and an Act has been passed to control corruption and for holding Governments accountable to the public. However, information relating to defense and other sensitive issues does not fall under RTI and one has no right to make a claim to it by filing a suit under the RTI Act.
Labour & Service
Labor is a part of any country’s legal system that protects employer, employee rights as also those various labor organizations. Labor addresses three significant situations: An union’s attempts to organize employees working for a common employer to recognize and acknowledge it as the bargaining representative of the employees ; Efforts of the union to negotiate agreements based on collective bargaining with the employer; or where there is a dispute regarding the existing contract between two parties. Services on the other hand, refer to any labor or duties performed by an entity or person for another entity/entities or person / persons.
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