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53 percent cases closed at Dispute Resolution stage: Civil Court

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Justice Building in the capital Male, which houses the Civil Court. MIHAARU FILE PHOTO

The Civil Court has revealed that more than half of the cases it revealed in 2017 were closed at its Dispute Resolution Division without proceeding to trials.

According to the statistics for the previous year, the Dispute Resolution Division closed 1,277 out of 2,294 cases in 2017, which amount to 53 percent of cases received. The record is a one percent spike from 2016.

The Civil Court had received over 3,600 cases last year. It had looked into total 4,200 cases, including 649 pending cases that were passed on from 2016. The court revealed that it had closed over 3,000 of the total.

The number of pending cases at the beginning of this year is 1,212, out of which only five are over a year old.

The Civil Court’s branch in the suburb Hulhumale had looked into 264 cases last year. It had closed 219 cases while 45 are still pending.

The court also disclosed that the decreed debt in 2017 amounted to MVR 1.2 billion, which comprised MVR 543 million and USD 44 million. The court had claimed over MVR 45 million of previously decreed debt last year, comprising of over MVR 30 million and USD 1 million.

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