Ashutosh Dubey vs Netflix, Inc & Ors. on 5 May, 2020

Delhi High Court
Ashutosh Dubey vs Netflix, Inc & Ors. on 5 May, 2020
* IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
Judgment reserved on: 27.04.2020
Judgment delivered on: 05.05.2020

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I.A. 3754/2020 in CS(OS) 120/2020

ASHUTOSH DUBEY

..... Plaintiff
versus

NETFLIX, INC. & ORS.
Advocates who appeared in this case:
For the Plaintiff: Mr. Ashutosh Dubey, Plaintiff in person.
For the Defendants:

.....Defendants

Mr. Amit Sibal, Senior Advocate with Mr. Saikrishna
Rajagopal, Mr. Thomas George, Ms. Tanvi Sinha, Mr.
Manas Gaur, Advocates for the defendant Nos.1 & 2.
Mr. Hiren Kamod, Ms. Ami Desai, Ms. Surekha Srinivasan
Advocates for defendant Nos. 3, 6 & 7.
Mr. Sandeep Sethi, Senior Advocate with Mr. Piyush Joshi,
Ms. Anushree Rauta, Mr. Chirag Luthria Advocates for
defendant No. 4.
Ms. Priyanka Khimani with Mr. Abhineet Pange, Ms.
Chaitrika Patki and Ms. Preeta Panthaki, Advocate for
defendant No. 5.

CORAM:HON'BLE MR JUSTICE SANJEEV SACHDEVA
JUDGMENT

SANJEEV SACHDEVA, J.
IA No. 3754/2020 (under Order 39 Rule 1 & 2)
1. The hearing was conducted through video conferencing.
2. Plaintiff is an advocate by profession. Subject suit has been filed by the Plaintiff, inter alia seeking
a decree of permanent injunction against the defendants further airing or streaming of the episodes
of Web-Series (TV show) "Hasmukh" particularly Episode 4 of Season 1.
3. As per the Plaintiff, said episode contains derogatory remarks against the entire legal fraternity. It
is contended that the intent of the plaintiff is not to highlight defamation of an individual but to
restrain the defendants from webcasting, passing derogatory remarks, casting aspersions, making
scandalous statements / comments on the Legal community.

Indian Kanoon - http://indiankanoon.org/doc/170570619/

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