What is Plaint?

What is Plaint?

Plaint is a legal document that contains the plaintiff’s claim presented before a civil court of competent jurisdiction. It is a pleading of the plaintiff and the first step taken for the institution of a suit.

The contents and essentials of the civil suit are laid out in a plaint, including the plaintiff’s claim. It showcases the grievances of the plaintiff & the causes of action that can arise out of the suit. It hasn’t been defined in the CPC but it has been laid down under Order VII of the CPC.

Particulars of A Plaint

  • Name of the court where the suit is initiated.
  • Name, place, & description of the plaintiff’s residence.
  • Name, place, & description of the defendant’s residence.
  • A statement of unsoundness of mind or minority in case the plaintiff or the defendant belongs to either of the categories.
  • Facts which led to the cause of action and when it arose.
  • Facts which point out the jurisdiction of the court.
  • The plaintiff’s claim for relief.
  • The amount allowed or relinquished by the plaintiff just in case.
  • A statement containing the value of the subject matter of the suit as admitted by the case.

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