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Settle row out of court, SC tells Leander Paes, Rhea Pillai

  • Tennis ace Leander Paes and his estranged partner Rhea Pillai, who have been fighting a legal battle for three years over their matrimonial dispute, were asked by the SC recently to resolve the issue harmoniously and try for an out of court settlement.
     
    The couple is locked in a legal battle over maintenance and custody of their 11-year-old daughter since 2014.

    After a brief hearing the Court asked the couple to sit together and try to find ways to settle their dispute amicably.
     
    "It would be better if you work out and settle the dispute amicably. You can settle either way," the court said. Senior advocate Huzefa Ahmadi and lawyer Gaurang Kanth, appearing for Peas, agreed to give a try for out of court settlement.
     

    OUR TAKE

    There are close to sixty thousand cases pending in the SC. Involving Courts in matrimonial matters only complicates the matter without bringing any desirable results. Thus the decision of the court encouraging out of court settlement is justified.


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