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SC Directs Parties Not To File Voluminous Synopses

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court bench of  Justices Abhay S Oka and Pankaj Mithal has recently started that the parties should not file bulky synopses for the cases.

The Court in this case upheld the decision of the Karnataka High Court which had held that a civil suit is not barred by limitation.

The plaint was only 10 pages long and the order was 10 pages for the trial court, 6 pages for the High Court. But, the synopses before the apex court was 60 pages long. There was 27 pages of the SLP as well .

The High Court had held that the plants cannot be rejected and the suit cannot be dismissed as barred by limitation without proper pleadings, framing of issues and taking evidence in that regard. The High Court had upheld, “question of limitation is a mixed question of fact and law.”

The Supreme Court order was given on the 21 August. It said, “no case for interference under Article 136 of the Constitution of India is made out. The Special Leave Petition is dismissed. However, the issue of limitation is kept open.”

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