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Institution of Suit?
In India, the institution of a suit refers to the formal process of initiating a legal action by filing a plaint in the appropriate court. It is the act of presenting the claim before the court and seeking a legal remedy. The plaintiff, through the plaint, sets out the facts, grounds, and reliefs sought in the case. The institution of a suit involves paying the requisite court fees, submitting the necessary documents, and complying with procedural requirements. Once the suit is properly instituted, the court acquires jurisdiction over the matter and the litigation process begins, leading to subsequent stages such as pleadings, discovery, trial, and judgment.
Summons in a civil case is a legal document issued by the court to notify a defendant of a lawsuit and instruct them to appear in court.
Appearance and Consequences Non-Appearance of Parties
Appearance and non-appearance of parties refers to their presence or absence in a legal proceeding. Parties may physically attend or be represented by legal counsel, signifying their active participation (appearance). Non-appearance occurs when parties are absent, which can have consequences such as dismissal or postponement of proceedings.
Civil Court Practice
About Lesson

If a person fails to pay the amount required for the service of summons in a civil case, it may have certain consequences.

However, it’s important to note that the specific consequences can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the rules of the court where the case is being heard. Here are some general possibilities:

  1. Non-service of summons: If the required fees for the service of summons are not paid, the summons may not be served on the defendant. This could lead to delays in the legal proceedings and hinder the progress of the case.

  2. Dismissal of the case: In some instances, the court may dismiss the case if the required fees are not paid. The court may view the non-payment as a failure to fulfill a basic requirement of initiating the legal action.

  3. Imposition of costs or penalties: The court may impose costs or penalties on the party who failed to pay the service fees. These costs may include additional fees for delayed service, expenses incurred by the opposing party, or even fines.

  4. Enforcement measures: If the required fees remain unpaid despite court orders, the court may resort to enforcement measures. This could include garnishing wages, seizing assets, or taking other legal actions to recover the outstanding amount.

It is important to comply with the court’s instructions and fulfill the necessary financial obligations in a timely manner to avoid potential complications or adverse consequences.

If you find yourself unable to pay the required fees, it is advisable to consult with a lawyer or seek legal advice to explore available options and potential solutions.

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