Considering and allowing a time-barred claim makes the award contrary to public policy of India, and irrational, and perverse, and lacking in judicial approach

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KM Suresh Babu v. Sundaram Finance Limited Madras High Court; single-judge bench, M Sundar J; 05 March 2020 A. THE BACKGROUND Sundaram Finance (SF) financed a truck to Suresh under a hire-purchase contract. Suresh defaulted on the repayment of instalments on 06 April 1999. SF seized the truck on 17

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Categories: Fundamental policy of Indian law |  Limitation |  Patent Illegality |  Public Policy of India |  Section 34  

Appealing against an order closing the right to file written statement does not disentitle a party to seek reference to arbitration (Delhi High Court)

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Shri Chand Construction and Apartments Private Ltd. and another v. Tata Capital Housing Finance Ltd.; 2020 SCC OnLine Del 472 High Court of Delhi; Single-judge bench, Rajiv Sahai Endlaw J, decided on 04 March 2020     A. PREFACE: SECTION 8 ACA, HOW TO APPLY AND WHEN TO APPLY TO

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Categories: "First statement on the substance of the dispute" |  "Not later than the date of submitting |  Arbitration agreement  |  Arbitration dispute |  Limitation |  Remove term: Power to refer parties to arbitration Power to refer parties to arbitration |  Waiver  

The enquiry under Section 11 is limited to examination of the existence of an arbitration agreement; no conflict in Geo Miller case and Uttarakhand Purv Sainik case (Bombay High Court)(14 January 2020)

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Shamsuddin v. Now Realty Ventures LLP, 2020 SCC OnLine Bom 100 High Court of Bombay; Single judge bench; G. S. Patel, J.; Decided on 14 January 2020 Prefatory Section 11 (6A) of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (“ACA”) was introduced by the 2015 Amendments. It provides that the Supreme

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Categories: Appointment of arbitrator |  Competence of arbitral tribunal to rule on its own jurisdiction |  Existence of arbitration agreement |  Jurisdiction of arbitral tribunal |  Kompetenz-kompetenz |  Limitation |  Limitation and jurisdictional question |  Section 11 |  Section 11 (6A)  

Limitation to file appeal under Section 37 from a Section 34 proceedings is a maximum of 120 days (Supreme Court of India)

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NV International v State of Assam, 2019 SCC OnLine SC 1584 Supreme Court, 2-judge bench, Rohinton Fali Nariman and S Ravindra Bhat, JJ., decided on 6 December 2019 Background—Limitation under Section 34 and its effect on limitation under Section 37 as decided by the Supreme Court in Varindera Construction Section 37

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Categories: Appeal |  Appealable orders |  Limitation |  Limitation Act |  Limitation under Section 37 |  Set aside or refusing to set aside an arbitral award  

If preliminary issue (of claim being time barred) is decided on the basis of demurrer, the finding would remain a preliminary finding and cannot be foreclosed in trial; objection as to limitation is fundamental and substantive (Bombay High Court)

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Bhavik Bhimjiyani v. Urban Infrastructure Real Estate Fund and Others, 2019 SCC OnLine Bom 5104 Bombay High Court, single-judge bench, Ujjal Bhuyan J.; decided on 04 December 2019 A plea that the claimant’s claim was barred by limitation was raised decided on the basis of demurrer. The arbitrator informed the

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Categories: Demurrer |  Fundamental policy of Indian law |  Limitation |  Preliminary Issue |  Public Policy of India