Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How to become a member of the website in order to access the full reports?

  2. I am a member, how do I login?

  3. I have successfully logged in, how do I open the full report?

  4. How do I take a print out of the judgment?

  5. I tried to login by entering my username and password but there is an error saying invalid username/password?

  6. I have forgotten/misplaced my username and password, what should I do?

  7. Though I am able to view index of cases, I am unable to either view or to download full text of the cases reported?

  8. I am a Premium Member, the problem is I am not receiving any e-mails of updates to my account?

  9. Can I know the status of pending cases in Supreme Court through this website?

  10. I am a Premium Member, can you send full text of the cases to my e-mail inbox?

  11. Do you report daily orders of the Supreme Court on your website?

  12. Are ALL the judgments of the Supreme Court reported on this website?

  13. I am not a member of the website, can I search the judgments on the website?

  14. I have sent the membership subscription, how much time will it take to get my username and password?

  15. I have been trying to find details about some cases using Search/Advanced Search facility. Despite trying in various ways by giving required information, the response everytime is "Total no. of cases = 0". What should I do?

  16. Sometimes it takes very long time to open the latest cases page and at other times it opens fast. What could be the reason?

  17. I want to see cases of previous months and not only of the last one month. How do I see that?

  18. I want to search for a particular case. I have filled up all the categories of the Advanced Search but still I am not able to get the desired case. What should I do?

  19. Do you plan to have food law cases, consumer cases and Labour and Industrial cases available on the web soon?

  20. Do you accept payment online by credit card for your product/services?

  21. Even after logging in successfully, I am not able to open the full cases as it asks again to login. What could be the problem?

  22. Can I change the username/password originally allotted to me?

  23. Do you cover full text of the judgment and the summary of the case in your database?

  24. Your database includes full text of cases from which year onwards?

  25. What is the date format of the cases on the website, dd/mm/yy or mm/dd/yy?

  26. Can you provide old Supreme Court decision if specific reference is given? Whether this service will be provided in future?

  27. How often do you update the website? Is the update daily?

  28. Can the judgments downloaded from the website be presented in the courts? How is the case to be cited before a court?

  29. I need one particular case reported on your website and do not foresee that I will need any more case reports this year. Is there a way in which I can make payment for this particular one case?

  30. How do I see judgments/cases of one particular month say, November, 2000?

  31. Is there any way in which I can avail of sample services of your website say access for an hour or half in order to decide whether I require membership?

  32. Do you intend to put up similar services in respect of High Court judgments?

  33. I am trying to locate a judgment for a particular case on which I don't have much information. How do I locate this judgment?

  34. Is it possible to purchase a copy of just one opinion?

  35. I am in the US and interested to subscribe to services on your website. What is the payment required to be made by me in dollars? How soon will you activate my membership after receiving the dollar check?

  36. I am a Premium Member. Can you send e-mail updates to more than one e-mail address?

  37. What is the meaning of "per user" in respect of membership subscription?

  38. I want to become a member of your website but want to know since the year has already begun, will my membership commence from today and end on this day next year or till end of this year?

  39. What all are the modes of payment?

  40. Do you have CD of judgments of the Supreme Court?


 

 

How to become a member of the website in order to access the full reports?

Please go to http://www.supremecourtcaselaw.com/membership_form1.htm and submit  the form after filling up complete details. Next, send the membership subscription by demand draft/cheque in favour of "International Law Book Company, Delhi" to our address mentioned in the form. We will send your username and password to access the full cases immediately on receipt of your dd/cheque by e-mail. Please make sure the e-mail address provided by you is correct.   

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I am a member. How do I login?

On the extreme left that is the first column of the homepage under the Member's area, please click on Premium Members login or Trial Members login or Patrons login as the case maybe. It will take you to the login page which will ask you for your username and password. After you correctly enter the same and submit it, you will see the welcome page which will tell you the number of accesses you have made to the website. Also it will show you links to the Latest cases page and the General Search/Advanced Search page. Please click on the relevant link in order to go to the page you wish to. 

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I have successfully logged in. How do I open the full report?

In order to open the full report click on the SCCL.COM citation link. For eg. click on 2002 SCCL.COM 286

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How do I take a print out of the judgment?

With the judgment page open right click the mouse and select Print from the menu. Alternatively, click on File on the top menu and then select Print.

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I tried to login by entering my username and password but there is an error saying invalid username/password?

Make sure that the username and password entered by you is typed correctly. Also see that it is typed in small letters and not caps as the same is case sensitive.

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I have forgotten/misplaced my username and password. What should I do?

Send us a mail requesting to resend username and password. Please quote your SCL reference number. In case you do not remember your SCL reference number, please send us your payment and subscription details including full name, address, e-mail id, phone no. and we will e-mail your username and password to you immediately on checking our records. It is advised to save/take a print out of the username-password e-mail for future reference.

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Though I am able to view index of cases, I am unable to either view or to download full text of the cases reported?

In order to view/download/take a print out of the full text of cases reported on the website you need to be a member of the site. Please see membership details. In case you are a member, please login and then click on the SCCL.COM citation link to view the full text.

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I am a Premium Member. The problem is I am not receiving any e-mails of updates to my account?

Please check the e-mail address provided by you to us. Make sure that it is a correct one. Many times the update e-mails sent to members return undelivered due to the following reasons :

  1. User account inactive.
  2. User quota exceeded or User mailbox full.
  3. Cannot append to file. Permission denied.
  4. No mailbox by that name.
  5. Account has been disabled or discontinued.
  6. Unknown user.
  7. This user does not have a yahoo.com or hotmail.com (etc.) account.

If you do not receive update e-mails for some time, please write to us mentioning alternate e-mail id to which the updates can be sent.

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Can I know the status of pending cases in the Supreme Court through this website?

No, we do not provide the service of posting the status of pending cases in the Supreme Court.

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I am a Premium Member. Can you send full text of cases to my e-mail inbox?

Only the summary of the cases alongwith direct link to the judgment page is sent by e-mail to the Premium Members. It is neither possible nor beneficial to send full text of cases by e-mail as the judgments are too many and very lengthy.

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Do you report daily orders of the Supreme Court on your website?

No, daily orders of the Supreme Court are not reported on this website. All the judgments, whether reportable or non-reportable are put on the website.

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Are ALL the judgments of the Supreme Court reported on this website?

Yes, ALL the judgments of the Supreme Court of India, whether reportable or non-reportable are posted on the website.

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I am not a member of the website, can I search judgments on the website?

The non-members/visitors to the website can search the judgment using the Search/Advanced Search facility and locate the judgments of interest. They can also view the subject index/summary of the case. However, in order to view/download full text of the judgment one needs to be a member of the website. Please click here in order to know about the membership details.

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I have sent the membership subscription. How much time will it take to get my username and password?

As soon as we receive your membership subscription dd/cheque, we will send your username and password by e-mail. Please make sure that the e-mail id provided by you is spelt correctly and is a valid one. In case the e-mail id sent by you is found to be incorrect or misspelt, we will send your username and password immediately by courier to the address provided by you.

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I have been trying to find details of some cases using Search/Advanced Search facility. Despite trying in various ways by giving required information, the response every time is "Total No. of Cases = 0". What should I do?

For using the search facility please take note of the following guidelines.You don't need to fill up all the boxes in the Advanced Search. In fact you should fill up one or two boxes only and you should get the desired result. If you try to fill more boxes you are limiting the search and one mistake made in even one box maybe spelling or typing mistake will give you 0 results. So, please use the search as explained by an example below :

Please try using the search keeping in mind the above guidelines. If you still face any problem, please write to us with an example like what you wanted to search and what all you filled in the boxes and what was the result.

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Sometimes it takes very long to open the latest cases page and at other times it opens fast. What could be the reason?

The speed at which you get connected to the internet varies depending on the kind of connection you get. Getting connected at a lower speed will result in slow opening of a page. If the page does not open in maximum one-two minutes, check the speed at which you are connected and try reconnecting to the internet to get a higher speed. You will notice that the pages open up fast during off-peak hours when the internet traffic is less. In order to search fast without wasting time, try connecting during off-peak hours. 

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I want to see cases of previous months and not only of the last one month. How do I see that?

Go to Advanced Search page, fill in the Duration Search Box the period for which you wish to see the judgments and click on Submit. 

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I want to search for a particular case. I have filled up all the categories of the Advanced Search but still I am not able to get the desired case. What should I do?

Please see FAQ No.15

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Do you plan to have food law cases, consumer cases and Labour and Industrial cases available on the web soon?

There is no such plan as of now. As and when there is one, it will be announced on the website.

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Do you accept payment online by credit card for your product/services?

As of now we do not have the facility of receiving the payment electronically that is through credit card.

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Even after logging in successfully, I am not able to open the full cases as it asks again to login. What could be the problem?

There may be some problem with the browser you are using. Please make sure that you are using the latest version of the browser for eg. Internet Explorer. You can try using a different computer with latest browser to see if the problem persists.

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Can I change the username/password originally allotted to me?

No. There is no provision of changing the username/password once allotted. However, in special cases the username can be changed on request.

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Do you cover full text of the judgment and the summary of the case in your database?

Yes, the database covers both the summary and the full text of the cases of the Supreme Court of India.

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Your database includes full text of cases from which year onwards?

SupremeCourtCaseLaw.com contains all judgments, whether reportable or non-reportable from August, 2000 onwards, when the site was started till date.

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What is the date format of the cases on the website, dd/mm/yy or mm/dd/yy?

The date format used is the standard one i.e. mm/dd/yy.

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Can you provide old Supreme Court decision if specific reference is given? Whether this service will be provided in future?

No, we do not provide such a facility. It may/may not be possible to extend such a facility in future.

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How often do you update the website? Is the update daily?

The site is updated daily. Depending on the number of judgments delivered by the Supreme Court the site is updated as often in a day to give you the latest and the fastest reporting. 

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Can the judgments downloaded from the website be presented in the courts? How is the case to be cited before a court?

Yes the judgments downloaded/printed from SupremeCourtCaseLaw.com can be presented in courts. The cases are to be cited using the unique SCCL.COM citation. For eg. 2002 SCCL.COM 286

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I need one particular case reported on your website and do not foresee that I will need any more case reports this year. Is there a way in which I can make payment for this particular one case?

There is no provision of giving access for one decision/judgment. You need to be a member in order to access one or more of the judgments on the website.

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How do I see judgments/cases of one particular month say, November, 2000?

Please see the illustration in FAQ 15.

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Is there any way in which I can avail of sample services of your website say access for an hour or half in order to decide whether I require membership?

You can go in for TRIAL MEMBERSHIP of 45 days. Also you can click here to see sample of daily updates and sample of complete judgment.

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Do you intend to put up similar services in respect of High Court judgments?

No we do not intend to put up similar services in respect of High Court judgments.

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I am trying to locate a judgment for a particular case on which I don't have much information. How do I locate this judgment?

Please use our Search/Advanced Search facility keeping in mind the guidelines given in FAQ 15.

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Is it possible to purchase a copy of just one opinion?

No we do not sell copies of judgments/opinions.

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I am in the US and interested to subscribe to services on your website. What is the payment required to be made by me in dollars? How soon will you activate my membership after receiving the dollar check?

Please send the payment by dd only payable at Delhi of US $30 towards Premium Membership or US$10 towards Trial Membership (the subscription is inclusive of handling charges). We will send your username and password by e-mail and activate your membership immediately on receipt of the draft.

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I am a Premium Member. Can you send e-mail updates to more than one e-mail address?

The SupremeCourtCaseLaw.com update e-mails are sent to single e-mail address as membership subscription is per user. In case of more than one users please request individual memberships for each of them.

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What is the meaning of "per user" in respect of membership subscription?

One user means one person. It means more than one person is not allowed to use the same account.

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I want to become a member of your website but want to know since the year has already begun, will my membership commence from today and end on this day next year or till end of this year?

The membership subscription at SupremeCourtCaseLaw.com is for calendar year only thus membership for current year expires on 31st December of that year. This is irrespective of the month when the membership was taken.

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What all are the modes of payment?

The mode of payment is cash/demand draft/cheque/money order in favour of "International Law Book Company, Delhi" on receipt of which we will send your username and password by e-mail to access the site immediately.

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Do you have CD of judgments of the Supreme Court?

At present the case laws on Supreme Court Caselaw.com is not available on CD.

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