Raising Fresh Cause of Action: One Limit of A Counter-Claim

Lawrence Oguama 8 PAGES (3143 WORDS) Article
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Litigation is often considered the last resort in the conflict resolution process. The litigation mechanism is commenced by the aggrieved party - the Plaintiff - taking out a writ against the other party in Court. Where a matter is contentious, the Rules of Court requires the Plaintiff to commence the suit by way of a Writ of Summons which should be filed along with a Statement of Claim and served on the other party (the Defendant). When served, a Defendant amongst other things is required to file a Statement of Defence. However, there are circumstances in which the Defendant may also have a claim against the Plaintiff and may want to make his claim against him. Ordinarily, he should file a separate action against the Plaintiff; but for convenience, the Rules of Court allows the Defendant to counter-claim against the Plaintiff in the same suit by filing a “Statement of Defence and Counter-claim”. This article considers the question whether a Defendant in counter-claiming against the Plaintiff can rely on facts which emerged during the pendency of the suit.

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APA

Lawrence, O (2020). Raising Fresh Cause of Action: One Limit of A Counter-Claim. Afribary.com: Retrieved October 31, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/raising-fresh-cause-of-action-one-limit-of-a-couter-claim

MLA 8th

Oguama, Lawrence. "Raising Fresh Cause of Action: One Limit of A Counter-Claim" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 18 Oct. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/raising-fresh-cause-of-action-one-limit-of-a-couter-claim . Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

MLA7

Oguama, Lawrence. "Raising Fresh Cause of Action: One Limit of A Counter-Claim". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 18 Oct. 2020. Web. 31 Oct. 2020. < https://afribary.com/works/raising-fresh-cause-of-action-one-limit-of-a-couter-claim >.

Chicago

Oguama, Lawrence. "Raising Fresh Cause of Action: One Limit of A Counter-Claim" Afribary.com (2020). Accessed October 31, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/raising-fresh-cause-of-action-one-limit-of-a-couter-claim