The Indian Law Reports: Madras series

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Controller of Stationery and Print, 1900
 

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Page 423 - I take it, without citing cases, that it is now thoroughly well established that no " action will lie for doing that which the legislature has authorised, if it be done " without negligence, although it does occasion damage to anyone ; but an action " does lie for doing that which the legislature has authorised, if it be done negligently.
Page 158 - ... meaning of the language used ; and the Court is not to find or make any doubt or ambiguity in the language of a penal statute, where such doubt or ambiguity would clearly not be found or made in the same language in any other instrument.
Page 158 - No doubt, all penal statutes are to be construed strictly, that is to say, the Court must see that the thing charged as an offence is within the plain meaning of the words used, and must not strain the words on any notion that there has been a slip, that there has been a casus omissus, that the thing is so clearly within the mischief that it must have been intended to be included and would have been included if thought of.
Page lxx - ... under this Act or any other law for the time being in force and no such claim shall be entertained by any court, tribunal or other authority.
Page 147 - When more persons than one are being tried jointly for the same offence, and a confession made by one of such persons affecting himself and some others of such persons is proved, the Court may take into consideration such confession as against such other person as well as against the person who makes such confession.
Page 335 - ... settle tables of fees to be allowed to the sheriff, attorneys, and all clerks and officers of courts : Provided that such rules, forms and tables shall not be inconsistent with the provisions of any...
Page 324 - Courts has superintendence over all courts for the time being subject to its appellate jurisdiction, and may do any of the following things, that is to say, — (a) call for returns; (b) direct the transfer of any suit or appeal from any such court to any other court of equal or superior jurisdiction...
Page 467 - first place, there is no doubt that a debt or liability arising in any " country may be discharged by the laws of that country, and " that such a discharge, if it extinguishes the debt or liability, " and does not merely interfere with the remedies or course of " procedure to enforce it, will be an effectual answer to the claim, 20 " not only in the Courts of that country, but in every other
Page 352 - ... manifested in explicit language, or there be something which shows that the attention of the legislature had been turned to the special Act and that the general one was intended to embrace the special cases provided for by the previous one, or there be something in the nature of the general one making it unlikely that an exception was intended as regards the special Act.
Page 352 - Having already given its attention to the particular subject and provided for it, the Legislature is reasonably presumed not to intend to alter that special provision by a subsequent general enactment, unless that intention is manifested in explicit language, or there be something which shows that the attention of the Legislature had been turned to the special act, and that the general one was intended to embrace the special cases within the previous one...

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