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Question number: 113

» Tort

Appeared in Year: 2014

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Question

LEGAL PRINCIPLE: Where the parents of a minor child due to their negligence allow the child an opportunity to commit a tort, the parents are liable.

FACTUAL SITUATION: The father supplied an air gun to his son who was about to turn 18 next months. After some complaints of mischief, the father took the gun away and placed it in a corner of their storeroom which was used by the family to store surplus and other unnecessary stuff. The son took it out of the store and shot A, A sued his father. Is the father liable?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

No, the son was almost 17 years and 11 months of age; hence, he could think about his wellbeing and interest.

b.

Yes, he was the one who gave the gun and allowed him to use it by giving an opportunity

c.

No he took all necessary steps to prevent the son from using the gun.

d.

Yes, the father was negligent in disposing off the gun.

Question number: 114

» Criminal Law

Appeared in Year: 2014

MCQ▾

Question

LEGAL PRINCIPLES: A person shall not be guilty of contempt of court on the ground that he has published any matter which interferes with or obstructs or tends to obstruct the course of justice in connection with any civil or criminal proceeding pending at the time of the publication, if at that time he had no reasonable grounds for believing that the proceeding was pending.

FACTUAL SITUATION: X delivered a lecture at the local Rotary Club in favor of an accused who is prosecuted for assaulting a police officer. He said that the accused is a victim of prevailing corruption in the judiciary and he knows that the accused is going to be punished by the court for being honest. Is X guilty of contempt of court?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Yes, guilty of contempt of court.

b.

Yes, X has dishonored judiciary.

c.

No, X is an honest man.

d.

No, not guilty of contempt of court.

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