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Nusli Wadia withdraws defamation cases after top court tells him to talk it out with Tata

Nusli Wadia had filed a criminal defamation case against Ratan Tata and other directors of Tata Sons in 2016 after being voted off the boards of some Tata Group companies.

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New Delhi: Bombay Dyeing Chairman Nusli Wadia on Monday withdrew all defamation cases including the Rs 3000 crore suit for damages against Tata group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata and others.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde allowed Wadia to withdraw the petition in the apex court after the court recorded that Tata and others had no intention to defame him (Wadia).

“In view of the statement made by Tata that there was no intention to defame Wadia, which is in accordance with the finding of the high court, the petitioner is hereby allowed to withdraw the present petition as well as the pending suit for damages,” the bench said.

The top court told senior advocate C A Sundaram, appearing for Wadia, that court appreciates his client for the response.

The top court had on January 6 asked Wadia and Tata to sit together and resolve their differences in the defamation case.

Wadia had filed a criminal defamation case against Ratan Tata and other directors of Tata Sons in 2016 after he was voted out of the boards of some Tata Group companies.


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1 COMMENT

  1. The Supreme Court wastes its time in inconsequential cases such as defamation. The problem is that the higher courts are power hungry and will not let lower courts hear minor cases or even let lower court hearings stand. One one hand they say they are overworked and yet they take long vacations and waste time on ridiculous cases. The vast majority of the cases heard by the Supreme Court or even the high court should never be heard.

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