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CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 1908

ORDER VI PLEADINGS GENERALLY

What is Pleading? What is the meaning Pleading to state material facts and not evidence? What are the Forms of pleading? What are the Particulars to be given where necessary? What is Further and better statement, or particulars? What is Condition precedent? Rule 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Order VI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908

 

 

What is Departure? What is Denial of contract? What is the Effect of document to be stated, Malice, knowledge, etc? What is notice Notice? What is Implied contract, or relation? Rule 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 of Order VI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908

What is Presumptions of law? What is the meaning of Pleading to be signed? What is Address for service of notice? What is Verification of pleadings? What is Striking out pleadings? What is Amendment of pleadings? What is Failure to amend after order? Rule 13, 14, 14A, 15, 16, 17 and 18 of Order VI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908

ORDER VII PLAINT

What is Pleading? What is the meaning Pleading to state material facts and not evidence? What are the Forms of pleading? What are the Particulars to be given where necessary? What is Further and better statement, or particulars? What is Condition precedent? Rule 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Order VI of Code of Civil Procedure 1908

What is the meaning of Relief to be specially? What is Relief founded on separate grounds? What is the Procedure on admitting plaint- Concise statements? What is Return of plaint? What is the Power of Court to fix a date of appearance in the Court where plaint is to be filed after its return? What is the Power of appellate Court to transfer suit to the proper Court? What is Rejection of plaint? What is the Procedure on rejecting plaint? Rule 7, 8, 9, 10, 10A, 10B, 11 and 12 of Order VII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908

Where rejection of plaint does not preclude presentation of fresh plaint? What is the meaning of Production of document on which plaintiff sues? What is Statement in case of documents not in plaintiff's possession or power? What are Suits on lost negotiable instruments? What is Production of shop-book? What is Inadmissibility of document not produced when plaint filed? Rule 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 of Order VII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908

 

 

ORDER VIII WRITTEN STATEMENT, SET OFF AND COUNTER CLAIM

What is Written statement? What is the meaning of New facts must be specially pleaded? What is Denial to be specific? What is Evasive denial? What is Specific denial? Rule 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Order VIII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908

What are the Particulars of set-off to be given in written statement? What is Counter-claim by defendant? How Counter-claim to be stated? What is Exclusion of counter-claim? What is the Effect of discontinuance of suit? What is Default of plaintiff to reply to counter-claim? What is Relief to defendant where counter claim succeeds? What are Rules relating to written statement to apply? What is Defence or set-off founded upon separate grounds? What is New ground of defence? What is the Duty of defendant to produce documents upon which relief is claimed by him? What is Subsequent pleadings? What is the Procedure when party fails to present written statement called for by Court? Rule 6, 6A, 6B, 6C, 6D, 6E, 6F, 6G, 7, 8, 8A, 9 and 10 of Order VIII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908

ORDER IX APPEARANCE OF PARTIES AND CONSEQUENCE OF NON APPEARANCE

What is the meaning of Parties to appear on day fixed in summons for defendant to appear and answer? What is Dismissal of suit where summons not served in consequence of plaintiffs failure to pay costs? Where neither party appears, suit to be dismissed? What is the meaning Plaintiff may bring fresh suit or Court may restore suit to file? What is Dismissal of suit where plaintiff after summons returned un served, fails for one month to apply for fresh summons? What is the Procedure when only plaintiff appears? What is the Procedure where defendant appears on day of adjourned hearing and assigns good cause for previous non-appearance? Rule 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of Order IX of Code of Civil Procedure 1908

What is the Procedure where defendant only appears? What is the meaning of Decree against plaintiff by default bars fresh suit? What is the Procedure in case of non-attendance of one or wore of several plaintiff's? What is the Procedure in case of non-attendance of one or more of several defendants? What is the Consequence of non-attendance, without sufficient cause shown, of party ordered to appear in person? What is Setting aside decree ex parte against defendant? What is the meaning of No decree to be set aside without notice to opposite party? Rule 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 of Order IX of Code of Civil Procedure 1908

ORDER VIII WRITTEN STATEMENT, SET OFF AND COUNTER CLAIM - RULE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 OF CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 1908

What is Written statement? What is the meaning of New facts must be specially pleaded? What is Denial to be specific? What is Evasive denial? What is Specific denial? Rule 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Order VIII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908

Written statement, New facts must be specially pleaded, Denial to be specific, Evasive denial and Specific denial are defined under Rule 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Order VIII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908. Provisions under these Rules are:

Rule 1 Order VIII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Written statement"

(1) The defendant shall, at or before the first hearing or within such time as the Court may permit, present a written statement of his defence.

(2) Save as otherwise provided in rule 8A, where the defendant relies on any document (whether or not in his possession or power) in support of his defence or claim for set-off or counter. claim, he shall enter such documents in a list, and shall,-

(a) If a written statement is presented, annex the list to the written statement :

Provided that where the defendant, in his written statement, claims a set-off or makes a counter-claim based on a document in his possession or power, he shall produce it in Court at the time of presentation of the written statement and shall at the same time deliver the document or copy thereof to be filed with the written statement; .

(b) if a written statement is not presented, present the list to the Court at the first hearing of the suit.

(3) Where any such document is not in the possession or power of the defendant, he shall, wherever possible, state in whose possession or power it is.

(4) If no such list is so annexed or presented, the defendant shall be allowed such further period for the purpose as the Court may think fit.

(5) A document which ought to be entered in the list referred to in sub-rule (2), and which is not so entered, shall not, without the leave of the Court, be received in evidence on behalf of the defendant at the hearing of the suit.

(6) Nothing in sub-rule (5) shall apply to documents produced for the cross-examination of plaintiff's witnesses or in answer to any case set up by the plaintiff subsequent to the filing of the plaint, or handed over to a witness merely to refresh his memory.

(7) Where a Court grants leave under sub-rule (5), it shall record its reasons for so doing, and no such leave shall be granted unless good cause is shown to the satisfaction of the Court for the non-entry of the document in the list referred to in sub-rule (2).

Rule 2 Order VIII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Suits on lost negotiable instruments"

The defendant must raise by his pleading all matters which show the suit not be maintainable, or that the transaction is either void or voidable in point of law, and all such grounds of defence as, if not raised, would be likely to take the opposite party by surprise, or would raise issues of fact not arising out of the plaint, as, for instance, fraud, limitation, release, payment, performance, or facts showing illegality.

Rule 3 Order VIII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Denial to be specific"

It shall not be sufficient for a defendant in his written statement to deny generally the grounds alleged by the plaintiff, but the defendant must deal specifically with each allegation of fact of which he does not admit the truth, except damages.

Rule 4 Order VIII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Evasive denial"

Where a defendant denies an allegation of fact in the plaint, he must not do so evasively, but answer the point of substance. Thus, if it is alleged that he received a certain sum of money, it shall not be sufficient to deny that he received that particular amount, but he must deny that he received that sum or any part thereof, or else set out how much he received. And if an allegation is made with diverse circumstances, it shall not be sufficient to deny it along with those circumstances.

Rule 5 Order VIII of Code of Civil Procedure 1908 "Specific denial"

(1) Every allegation of fact in the plaint, if not denied specifically or by necessary implication, or stated to be not admitted in the pleading of the defendant, shall be taken to be admitted except as against a person under disability :

Provided that the Court may in it discretion require any fact so admitted to be proved otherwise than by such admission.

(2) Where the defendant has not filed a pleading, it shall be lawful for the Court to pronounce judgment on the basis of the facts contained in the plaint, except as against a person under a disability, but the Court may, in its discretion, require any such fact to be proved.

(3) In exercising its discretion under the proviso to sub-rule (1) or under sub-rule (2), the Court shall have due regard to the fact whether the defendant could have, or has, engaged a pleader.

(4) Whenever a judgment is pronounced under this rule, a decree shall be drawn up in accordance with such judgment and such decree shall bear the date on which the judgment was pronounced.

 

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