Set in the context of the failed
Jet-Sahara merger, deal or no deal explores the legal
principles that govern deals that fall through because
certain conditions precedent are not met. It also discusses
the manner in which it is possible to undermine a deal by
deliberately having approvals blocking.
Although things have quieted down for now, the fact remains
that India's water resources are grotesquely contaminated
because of our indiscriminate quest for higher agricultural
yield yet this is a crime against our people that corporate
India is expected to pay for. This time, we look at the
law's view on the failure of beverage companies to remove
all traces of pesticides from the drinks they sell.
The uproar over the impending hanging of a terrorist does
not take away from the fact that Indian polity has
unhesitatingly sought to advise the president on how he is
to exercise his own prerogative. We explore the question if
the president's power to grant pardon to a convicted
criminal is subject to judicial review.
Although urban India has leaved a sigh of relief that
justice has finally been done in the Priyadarshini Matoo
murder case, lawyers would argue that propelled by a
belligerent and vociferous press, the prosecution has
extracted a conviction from a case that it did everything in
its power to kill. We ask if it is right to expect a court
to dispense with a strict constructionist technical view of
the law and render decisions on larger considerations of
justice simply because the executive has failed us.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.