You want a statute of limitations? Try Jarndyce v Jarndyce

This fascinating tale of real life legal matters comes from Kevin Underhill, maestro of LoweringTheBar. It’s short yet remarkably weird:

According to [India’s National Judicial Data Grid], there are 36,676 civil cases in India’s district courts that have been pending for more than 30 years, the oldest of which has been pending in the Hoogli district of West Bengal since 1951. I don’t know what that case is about, but there’s a hearing set for June 3 that has to do with “payment of costs.” If anyone is in the neighborhood then and could sit in, I’d sure like to know what the bill of costs is for a 71-year-old case.

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