A file photo of the Supreme Court. Photo: Mint
A file photo of the Supreme Court. Photo: Mint

Legal updates: Supreme Court to continue hearing entry tax case

In other news, the apex court will hear a case relating to 'irregularities' in clinical trials conducted for cervical cancer prevention vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix

New Delhi: Mint brings to you your daily dose of legal news. A look at some interesting cases coming up for hearing in the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Constitutionality of entry tax

A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court will continue hearing a question of validity of entry tax levied by state governments on goods. Several companies, including Vedanta Aluminium Ltd, Essar Steel Ltd, Tata Steel Ltd, Adani Enterprises Ltd, contended that the entry tax provisions violate the right to free trade and commerce, guaranteed under the constitution. Read more.

Alleged irregularities in clinical trials of cervical cancer vaccines

The Supreme Court will hear a case relating to alleged irregularities in clinical trials conducted for cervical cancer prevention vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, manufactured by pharmaceuticals companies Merck Sharpe and Dohme, respectively. The case has been stuck in a limbo since January last year after the court asked the government to place before it the report of parliamentary standing committee on health and family welfare.

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