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CIVIL PROCEDURE: Action - Action by writ - Judgment in default - Generally indorsed writ - Generally indorsed writ claiming for damages and restraining order for trespass - Failure to enter appearance in time - Whether plaintiff entitled to enter judgment in default - Whether must serve statement of claim on defendant and proceed with action as if appearance had been duly entered - Judgment obtained before service of statement of claim - Whether liable to be set aside ex debito justitiae - Rules of High Court 1980, O. 13 rr. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6(1) - Scope and effect

CIVIL PROCEDURE: Writ of summons - Indorsement, general - Generally indorsed writ claiming for damages and restraining order for trespass - Judgment in default - Judgment in default of appearance entered pursuant to O. 13 r. 2 RHC 1980 - Whether flawed - Claim for `restraining order' - Whether falling outside scope of O. 13 RHC 1980 - Claim for `damages to be assessed' - Whether mere adjunct to main relief - Abandonment of claim for `restraining order' - Whether made clear - Whether judgment to be set aside ex debito justitiae - Rules of High Court 1980, O. 13 rr. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6(1)


MAXLAND SDN BHD v. TIMATCH SDN BHD
FEDERAL COURT, PUTRAJAYA
ARIFIN ZAKARIA CJ, ZULKEFLI MAKINUDIN CJ (MALAYA), ABDULL HAMID EMBONG FCJ, AHMAD MAAROP FCJ, ZAINUN ALI FCJ
[CIVIL APPEAL NO: 02(I)-88-11-2012 (S)]
24 JULY 2014




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