There were three important legal cases in the Calcutta Jewish Community that we are presenting. They include:
1. Remarkable Legal Cases in Bengal by Robert Reid (published in Calcutta in 1876) covers the only murder case in the community that garnered a lot of media attention. The murder of Leah Ezekiel, who was married to Nissim Ezekiel Judah, took place in Calcutta in 1st October 1858.
Bengal Hurkaru and The Englishman, 1st October 1858, followed this story. The trial was 13th – 18th Dec.
2. Regina Guha filed for the first time a case in India for women to be Plaintiffs in the Calcutta High Court. The case was entitled 'Regina Guha vs. Unknown' on 29 August 1916. A fuller biography of Regina Guha may be found here: http://www.jewishcalcutta.in/exhibits/show/wom_p/other-women-pioneers
3. The Gariahat Case, details of which may also be found at the Indiankanoon website, http://indiankanoon.org/doc/12067/
Read a note by Flower Silliman on the Gariahat Case.
In addition, sections of the Belilios school property had allegedly been illegally wrested. A detailed discussion of this particular case can be found here: http://www.pathlegal.in/how-to-vacate-trusteeship-over-century-old-govt.aided-school-Q000000000012691.php