This content is restricted to site members. If you are an existing user, please log in. New users may register below.Existing Users Log InUsername or EmailPassword Remember Me Forgot password? Click here to resetNew User? Click here to register Post navigation It is settled law that the defendant can raise mutually inconsistent pleadings in the written statement but it is for the Court to consider whether the case can be properly considered in deciding the issue. Abatement of appeal–An appeal would abate automatically unless the heirs and legal representatives of a deceased plaintiffs or defendants are brought on record within the period specified. Second appeal—Substantial question of law–When there is misconstruction of a document or wrong application of a principle of law in construing a document, it gives rise to a question of law.