Can counterclaim be filed after written statement under Order VIII Rule 6A CPC? Supreme Court answers

Shruti Mahajan November 20 2019

In a judgment delivered yesterday, the Supreme Court held that there is no embargo on the filing of a counterclaim after filing of written statements under Order VIII Rule 6A of the Code of Civil Procedure (CPC). The outer limit for the same is till the framing of issues.

The question relating to the procedural law was referred by a Division Bench of the Supreme Court to a three-Judge Bench. The issue was decided by a Bench of Justices NV Ramana, M Mohan Shantanagoudar, and 

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