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Question number: 1

» Contract Law

Appeared in Year: 2014

MCQ▾

Question

LEGAL PRINCIPLE: An agreement is void if its object is unlawful.

FACTUAL SITUATION: Sunil had a rich uncle who owned prime property in Chennai and had lot of money in the bank. Being the only heir, Sunil was sure that he would inherit the property. One day, the uncle called him to his room and announced that he planned to marry again. This angered Sunil and he plans to murder his uncle so he hired Anuj, a murderer and entered into a contract with him to kill his uncle. Sunil agreed to pay Rs. 1O lakhs to Anuj and even paid 5 lakhs as advance. The following night Anuj entered the uncle’s house intending to kill him. On reaching there, he realized that Sunil’s uncle was already dead so he left without doing anything. Next day, after post mortem report, it transpired that Sunil’s uncle had died due to heart attack. Now, Sunil wants to recover the advance from Anuj. Will he succeed?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Anuj is liable to return the amount as the act was done by him.

b.

No

c.

Yes

d.

All of the above

Question number: 2

» Contract Law

Appeared in Year: 2014

MCQ▾

Question

1. Acceptance must be given only by the person to whom the offer is made.

2. Communication of acceptance to a person who did not make the offer does not bind the offeror.

FACTUAL SITUATION: Pal sold his business to Sam without disclosing it to his customers. Mani, an old customer sent an order for goods to Pal by name. Sam, the new owner, executed the order. Mani refuses to accept the goods from Sam as he intended to deal only with Pal. In a suit by Sam against Mani:

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Can recover the price as l1e had supplied goods only against the order made by Mani.

b.

Sam cannot recover as it was only an invitation to offer by Mani on which no acceptance can be given by Sam.

c.

Sam cannot recover as Mani never intended to deal with him.

d.

Sam can recover as the price of the goods as an offer once accepted results in a contract.

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