• Civil Procedure Code, 1908 (V of 1908) S.  20 - Copyright Act, Section 62  - Trade Marks Act, section 134 - In a case where cause of action has arisen at a place where the plaintiff is residing or where there are more than one such persons, any of them actually or voluntarily resides or carries on business or personally works for gain would oust the jurisdiction of other place where the cause of action has not arisen though at such a place, by virtue of having subordinate office, the plaintiff instituting a suit or other proceedings might be carrying on business or personally works for gain  Head office of complainant at Mumbai, Offence at Mumbai, New Delhi where subordinate office is situated shall not have jurisdiction. (2016)3 P.L.R.SC 915
  • Civil Procedure Code, 1908 (V of 1908) S.  20 - Jurisdiction - The goods were sent to the defendant-appellant from Faridabad and defendant was required to make the payment at Faridabad - Therefore, the cause of action substantially accrued to the plaintiff at Faridabad - Section 20 CPC makes Faridabad to be the place where territorial jurisdiction of the suit is to be conferred upon. (178) P.L.R.
  • Civil Procedure Code, 1908 (V of 1908) S.  20(a),  Explanation - National Insurance Company - Having Head Office at Kolkata - Jurisdiction -  It does not appeal to reason that a person residing at Ludhiana will choose to have an insurance policy for its vehicle from a far off place at Kolkata when the policy can be obtained through a local agent of the company - In case the insurance proposal has been accepted by the insurance company through its agent located at Ludhiana, the Court at Ludhiana certainly has jurisdiction to entertain the dispute arising out of the insurance policy - Since there is no clear and direct evidence on record with regard to the place of offer and acceptance of insurance policy, the petitioner can agitate the issue before the trial Court which will be decided on the basis of evidence that may be adduced by the parties. (175) P.L.R. 


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