Use Of Slang Like 'Tom, Dick & Harry' Not Permissible In Pleadings : Delhi HC Dismisses Petition

Update: 2021-03-03 14:21 GMT

The Delhi High Court has dismissed a petition raising grievances against the functioning of the National Company Law Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal, for using slang language in the petition draft. Single judge bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh wrote, "The petitioner appears to have drafted the petition on his own. A perusal.. shows that there is slang language in this petition."The order goes...

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The Delhi High Court has dismissed a petition raising grievances against the functioning of the National Company Law Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal, for using slang language in the petition draft.

Single judge bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh wrote, "The petitioner appears to have drafted the petition on his own. A perusal.. shows that there is slang language in this petition."

The order goes on to quote the questionable portion as being:

"The AA/NCLT cannot permit any person - Tom, Dick and Harry to represent and defend the respondent u/S 7 IBC, as the rules does not permit it."

Dismissing the petition for the use of "Tom, Dick, and Harry" the court said that such language is not permissible in pleadings before the Court, and directed the petitioner a draft a proper petition and then file it.

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