Is change of counsel a sufficient cause to condone delay in filing a set-aside application? A case comment on Delhi High Court’s Chintels India Limited v. Bhayana Builders Pvt. Ltd.

     Case Comment by Gunjan Soni , Khushbu Turki

Court: Delhi High Court | Case Number: OMP (COMM) 444/2019 | Citation:  MANU/DE/1163/2020 | Judge: Jyoti Singh J | Date: 4 June 2020   Can change in counsel be a ‘sufficient cause’ to condone delay under Section 34(3) ACA? On 4 June 2020, a single-judge bench of the Delhi High Court answered in

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Categories: Application for setting aside award |  Condonation of delay |  Limitation |  Limitation for setting aside |  Section 34 |  Section 34(3) |  Sufficient cause  

The entire period from the institution of the original proceedings to the termination of the appellate proceedings, including preparation of appeal, in the wrong forum to be excluded under Section 14 Limitation Act. Preparation for re-presentation in the right forum also excluded (Delhi HC)

     Update by Kriti

NHPC Limited v. BGS-SGS-SOMA JV Court: High Court of Delhi| Case Number: OMP(COMM) 23/2020 |Citation: MANU/DE/1247/2020 | Judge: Rekha Palli J; Date:17 June 2020   A. TIME LIMIT TO FILE AN APPLICATION FOR SETTING ASIDE AN AWARD AND SECTION 14 OF  THE LIMITATION ACT What happens to the limitation period if

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The argument that there was a change of counsel, and new counsel took time given the complex and technical nature of the matter is not a “sufficient cause” to entertain a set-aside application filed after three-months (Delhi High Court)

     Update by Khushbu Turki

Chintels India Limited v. Bhayana Builders Pvt. Limited Court: High Court of Delhi | Case Number: OMP (COMM) 444/2019 | Citation: Currently not available | Judge: Jyoti Singh J| Date: 4 June 2020 | Available at: https://indiankanoon.org/doc/117236752/   THE MAXIMUM LIMITATION TO FILE A SET ASIDE APPLICATION IS THREE MONTHS, AND ON COURT’S DISCRETION, ANOTHER THIRTY

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Section 14 of Limitation Act applies to set-aside proceedings (Supreme Court)

     Updates by Saurabh Tiwari

Oriental Insurance Co. Ltd. v. M/s Tejparas Associates & Exports Pvt. Ltd., 2019 SCC OnLine SC 1281 Supreme Court, 2-judge bench, R. Bhanumathi, A. S. Bopanna JJ.; Decided on 03 October 2019   Section 14 of the Limitation Act, 1963 (“Limitation Act”) provides for exclusion of time of proceeding bona fide in

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Limitation for filing application to set aside an award (Supreme Court)

     Updates by Saurabh Tiwari , Prashant Mishra

National Highways Authority of India & another v. Subhash Bindlish & others Supreme Court of India; 2-judge bench; Uday Umesh Lalit and Vineet Saran, JJ.; decided on 14 August 2019   You can file an application to set aside an award within the period set out under section 34 (3)

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Categories: "But not thereafter" |  Limitation |  Limitation for setting aside