Parties entitled to 100% court fee refund if case is settled by Lok Adalat, Bombay HC [Read Judgment]

Meera Emmanuel April 11 2019

A Division Bench of the Bombay High Court recently clarified that when cases are settled by Lok Adalats, the parties are entitled to a full refund of the court fee paid by them.

Citing Section 21 of the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 and Section 16 of the Central Court Fees Act, 1870, the Bench of Justices AS Oka and MS Sankelcha held,

"... when a civil suit is referred to a . . .

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