Friday, February 4, 2022

Consent decree cannot be modified unless mistake is patent or obvious: Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court held that correspondence between the advocates for the parties who are experts in law showed that there was no ambiguity or lack of clarity giving rise to any misunderstanding.

"Even assuming there is a mistake, a consent decree cannot be modified/ altered unless the mistake is a patent or obvious mistake. Or else, there is a danger of every consent decree being sought to be altered on the ground of mistake/ misunderstanding by a party to the consent decree."

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