Ratanlal & Dhirajlal – The Law of Torts is one of the most reputed and authoritative commentaries on the subject. This book has been relied on and referenced repeatedly since its inception and has also been cited by the Supreme Court in the landmark Jacob Mathew case and by other High Courts across India. The commentary captures, discusses and analyses the evolution of fundamental principles of occupier’s liability, polluter’s strict liability, duty of care in landmark Supreme Court decisions including limestone quarrying in Doon valley, Oleum Gas Leak, Bhopal Gas Leak, Uphaar Cinema and Jacob Mathew.
• A short section on the “Forums for tortious claims” has been added to the commentary to identify the forum for tortious claims
• The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 has been repealed by the Consumer Protection Act, 2019. While the commentary on the old Act has been retained for historical significance, a brief outline of the new legislation has been incorporated in this edition
• The relief by granting compensation in exercise of writ jurisdiction as discussed by Supreme Court in Nilabati Behera Case has been appropriately mentioned
• The law on apprehended or future nuisance has been examined along with the concept of Quia Timet injunction
• An additional value add to this work is a concise yet comprehensive summary, at the end of the commentary, consisting important case law references