ARCHITECT B.D. SOUZA Vs. GUSTAVO RENATO PINTO
HIGH COURT OF BOMBAY (AT: PANAJI)
Architect B.D. Souza
Gustavo Renato Pinto
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(1.) All these appeals are between the same parties and involve common and connected questions of law and fact and as such, they are being disposed of by this common judgment.
(2.) The brief facts necessary for the disposal of the petition may be stated thus:
The appellant in these Appeals is the original plaintiff, while now deceased-Gustavo Pinto was the original defendant no. 1, who is now represented by his legal representatives. The respondent no. 2, was the original defendant no. 2, who has since expired. His legal representatives are not brought on record. For the sake of convenience, the parties are referred to in their original capacity.
(3.) The plaintiff is an Architect. The original defendant no. 1-Gustavo Pinto had engaged architectural services of the plaintiff, sometime in the month of September, 1992 for the purpose of designing a Hotel cum Shopping Complex, named 'Pinto Arcade', at Campal, Panaji. The same was to be constructed on a plot of land belonging to the defendant no. 1- Gustavo Pinto. The terms and conditions on which the plaintiff, was to give his architectural services were settled, including a schedule of payment of fees of the plaintiff. The fee was payable in a staggered manner, depending upon the stage of the project.;
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