Sankaran Govindan vs Lakshmi Bharathi & Others
15 April, 1974
Supreme Court of India
Equivalent citations: 1974 AIR 1764, 1975 SCR (1) 57
Private International Law.
Domicile–Decision of a foreign Court when would operate as res judicata.
Domicile-A mixed question of law and fact–Tests for determining domicile–Distinction between mistake and trickery–Fraud–What constitutes.
Minors–Notice of proceedings served on minors through guardians not appointed ad litem–If opposed to principles of natural justice.
“Contrary to natural justice”–What it means in relation to foreign Judgments.–
Res Judicata–Determination of domicile if would operate as res judicata if minors did not submit to the jurisdiction of the Court.
Res Judicata–A Judgment on merits involves res judicata of credibility of witnesses.
Judgment in rem–Effect of.