Category: Law of Torts

Medical Negligence

By Aakarsh Shah, RNPI law school Editor’s note: Medical negligence is punishable under various laws such as torts, IPC, Indian Contracts Act, Consumer Protection Act, etc. It can be defined as misconduct by a medical practitioner or doctor, and causes many deaths and illnesses each year. This paper covers the […]

Law Of False Imprisonment In India

By Oyshee Gupta, CNLU Patna EDITOR’S NOTE:- In light of the recent trends of human rights violation in cases of custodial torture, it is imperative for the law pertaining to false arrests and detentions to be made more concrete.With the onset of judicial activism, India has witnessed a large number of […]

Doctor-Patient Relationships: The Distinction Between Contractual and Tortious Liability

By Almas Shaikh, National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi “Editor’s Note: Doctors and patients share a legal fiduciary relationship which is contractual in nature. Due to this, a doctor owes a reasonable duty of care towards his patient. In case of breach of the same on account of negligence, […]

Vicarious Liability of State

By Subhyanka Rao, RMLNLU Editor’s Note: Vicarious liability refers to a situation where someone is held responsible for the actions or omissions of another person. In the field of Torts, it is considered to be an exception to the general rule that a person is liable for his own acts […]

General Defenses In Torts

By Aditi Agarwal, NUALS Editor’s Note: The writer goes into detail with respect to the term defense and its meaning. She describes defence as conventionally used to refer to arguments used to persuade the court to conclude that the defendant is not to be blamed, whether the case is that of […]

Right To Information Act, 2005

By Shristi Todi, NEF Law College, Gauhati University Editor’s Note: The Right to Information Act was passed in 2005, and since then it has overwhelmingly proved to be boon for the masses of the general public. In a country where bureaucratic red tape often stretches to miles, an informed citizen can […]