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Karuppanan Servai and ors. Vs. Srinivasan Chetti and ors. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCivil
CourtChennai
Decided On
Judge
Reported in(1902)ILR25Mad215
AppellantKaruppanan Servai and ors.
RespondentSrinivasan Chetti and ors.
Excerpt:
civil procedure code - act xiv of 1552, section 596--appeal to privy council--concurrent decisions on facts--leave granted where no substantial question of law was involved. - .....given leave to appeal in this case. the code is clear upon the point. the words are:-'where the decree appealed from affirms the decision of the court, immediately below the court passing such decree, the appeal must involve some substantial question of law.'4. now in the present case, mr. mayne has had considerable difficulty in stating what the question of law is, and the court that gave the leave to appeal seems to have had equal difficulty, because they say in their order: 'there seems to be a point of law, which however does not appear to have been argued here'; and upon that ground they have given leave to appeal.5. that appears to their lordships to be utterly contrary to the provisions of the civil procedure code. in their lordships' opinion no leave ought ever to have bean.....
Judgment:

1. Their Lordships are of opinion that this appeal must be dismissed.

2. There is no question of law. The facts have been found by two Courts; and there being two concurrent findings of fact, the decree that was pronounced by the lower Court, and affirmed by the High Court, must be sustained.

3. In their Lordships' opinion the High Court ought not to have given leave to appeal in this case. The Code is clear upon the point. The words are:-'Where the decree appealed from affirms the decision of the Court, immediately below the Court passing such decree, the appeal must involve some substantial question of law.'

4. Now in the present case, Mr. Mayne has had considerable difficulty in stating what the question of law is, and the Court that gave the leave to appeal seems to have had equal difficulty, because they say in their order: 'There seems to be a point of law, which however does not appear to have been argued here'; and upon that ground they have given leave to appeal.

5. That appears to their Lordships to be utterly contrary to the provisions of the Civil Procedure Code. In their Lordships' opinion no leave ought ever to have bean given; and the appeal must be dismissed.

6. Their Lordships will therefore humbly advise His Majesty that this appeal should be dismissed.

7. The respondents must have their costs up to the lodgment of their case.


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