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Question number: 50

» Tort

Appeared in Year: 2014

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Defamation means publication of a statement injuring the reputation of a person without lawful justification. Such statement must reflect on a person’s reputation and tends to lower him in the estimation of right thinking members of the society generally or tends to make them shun or avoid him.

FACTUAL SITUATION: Madam Tussauds Ltd. decided to keep a waxwork exhibition, and placed an effiav of Babloo Prasad with a gun, in a room adjoining the “Chamber of Horrors”. Mr. Babloo Prasad had been tried for murder in India and released on a verdict of “not proven guilty” and a representation of the scene of the alleged murder was displayed in the Chamber of Horrors. Is it amount to defamation?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Defamation as his guilt was not proved and he was released by the court.

b.

No Defamation as Babloo was an accused.

c.

No defamation as there was not proper publication.

d.

All of the above

Question number: 51

» Tort

Appeared in Year: 2013

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LEGAL PRINCIPLE: False imprisonment is the confinement of a person without just cause or excuse. There must be a total restraint of the person and the onus of proving reasonable cause is on the defendant.

FACTUAL SITUATION: A entered in B’s park where there was an artificial lake for the boating. A paid Rs. 100 for entering the park and has to pay Rs. 100 at the time of exit. A waited for 30 minutes but no boat was available. A came out, however, denied to pay Rs. 100 for exit, B did not allow A to leave the park unless he paid Rs. 100 for exit. A sued B for false imprisonment.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

B is guilty of false imprisonment

b.

A can ask for even Rs. 100 given for entering the park as B’s services are deficient in the park and can sue B for false imprisonment

c.

B is not guilty of false imprisonment

d.

A can lawfully refuse to pay Rs. 100 when no boat was available

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