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Be mindful of speedy justice: HC

Quoting Benjamin Franklin, the Delhi High Court observed that “courts, while endeavouring to deliver speedy justice, must not hand out hasty decisions without any concern for justice” and that docket explosion is a problem for the judicial system to contend with but does not concern the individual litigant who comes to court seeking justice.

‘Docket explosion’

“...We would like to make a brief comment on the court‘s concern with ‘docket explosion’... it is a problem for the judicial system... but, that does not concern the individual litigant who comes to court seeking justice. Our endeavour must never be to deny justice to anyone in our over zealousness to dispose cases. As Benjamin Franklin said — great haste makes great waste, courts, while endeavouring to deliver speedy justice, must not hand out hasty decisions without any concern for justice,” said a Bench of Justices B.D Ahmed and Ashutosh Kumar.

Trial over trademark

The Bench was restoring for trial a trademark suit initiated by a renowned hotel group and which was dismissed by the single judge at the admission stage.

The suit had come up in July, 2016 before a single judge who dismissed it without issuing any summons to the opposite party, observing that suits which are doomed to fail should be dismissed at whatever stage the court finds it to be so.


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