Examining the Concept of 'Cause of Action' in India
Supreme Court of India; London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE); National Law University Jodhpur (NLUJ)
December 1, 2007
This paper makes an analysis of the 'cause of action' as a concept of practical usage and understanding as instrumental in drafting of and filing of legal claims in judicial forums. Cause of action, as properly understood, reflects the reason for grievances which have been unsettled in so much so that a claim is filed in a court of law for their redressal. As the redressal in the court would be based upon the whether the grievance can be justified given the provisions of law, the cause of action must also purport to raise a legal claim, sans which the action would fail.
The scope of this paper is essentially confined to the Indian legal context for it depends more on the procedural laws and it is the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 of India which has been examined for the analysis of this concept.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: Cause of Action, Civil Procedure, India, Law
JEL Classification: K10, K40working papers series
Date posted: January 30, 2008
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