The Company Law Tribunal has dismissed (pdf) an application by AskMe employees looking to intervene in a case filed by former AskMe MD Sanjiv Gupta against the company. The employee group was invoking Order 1 Rule 10 of the CPC which states that a suit has been instituted in the name of the wrong person as plaintiff or it is doubtful that there is a right plaintiff. The court can substitute or add a plaintiff in order to determine the real matter in the dispute under this order. The CLBT stated that it has repeatedly asked the employees’ counsel as to how employees would have the right to intervene in the case but has got no persuasive reply other than, ‘it is in the larger public interest and in the interest of the respondent company (Getit Infoservices).’ It further states that…
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