Limitation Act

  • Statute of Limitation is Founded on Public Policy

    The Statute of Limitation is founded on public policy, its aim being to secure peace in the community, to suppress fraud and perjury, to quicken diligence and to prevent oppression. It seeks to bury all acts of the past which have not been agitated unexplainably and have from lapse of time become stale. According to…

  • Legal Maxim – Dura Lex Sed Lex – Law of Limitation

    It is a settle legal proposition that law of limitation  may harshly affect a particular party but it has to be applied with all its rigour when the statute so prescribes.  The Court has no power to extend the period of limitation on equitable grounds.  ” A result flowing from a statutory provision is never…

  • Law of Limitation – Condonation of Delay

    The law on the issue can be summarised to the effect that where a case has been presented in the court beyond limitation, the applicant has to explain the court as to what was the “sufficient cause” which means an adequate and enough reason which prevented him to approach the court within limitation. In case…

  • Supreme Court on Sufficient Cause for Condonation of Delay

    Sufficient cause is the cause for which defendant could not be blamed for his absence. The meaning of the word “sufficient” is “adequate” or “enough”, inasmuch as may be necessary to answer the purpose intended. Therefore, the word “sufficient” embraces no more than that which provides a platitude, which when the act done suffices to…

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