|1-It is a cross action||It is a statutory defence|
|2- This is not arising in the same transactions.||This arising in the same transaction.|
|3- when a plaintiff suit is stayed and dismissed the counterclaim proceeds.||When a plaintiff suit is stayed or dismissed the set off extinguished.
|4- it is a weapon of offence||It is a ground of defence|
|5-it can be availed in any type of suit||It can be availed in money suit only|
|6- where the money claimed by the defendant is higher than the plaintiff it is a counterclaim||Where the money claimed by the defendant is always
lower than the plaintiff money claimed.