Contract Law (AILET Legal-Aptitude): Questions 5 - 6 of 18

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Question number: 5

» Contract Law

Appeared in Year: 2014

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LEGAL PRINCIPLE: A minor is not competent to contract.

FACTUAL SITUATION: Deep, a 9th standard student realizes that he being a minor, he is not permitted by law to execute a contract, appoints Mandeep as his agent to conclude purchase of a land to gift it to his mother on her birthday. Mandeep accordingly prepares the papers for the transaction but at the last minute the seller who had agreed to sell it now refuses to sell it contending that he does not wish to sell the land to a minor. Deep seeks to enforce the contract against the seller.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Deep cannot enforce the contract since he is a minor.

b.

Deep cannot enforce the contract -only Mandeep can, since seller has entered into the contract with Mandeep.

c.

Deep can neither appoint an agent nor enforce the contract since he is a minor.

d.

Deep can enforce the contract - since Mandeep is his agent, Deep is deemed to have personally entered into a contract.

Question number: 6

» Contract Law

Appeared in Year: 2014

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LEGAL PRINCIPLE: An agreement is void if the court regards it as opposed to the public policy.

FACTUAL SITUATION: Sunita, while her husband Shankar was alive, promised to marry Neel in the event of Shankar’s death. Subsequently, Shankar died, but Sunita refused to marry Neel. Neel sues Sunita for damages for breach of promise.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

Sunita is liable as she is to bound to marry Neel.

b.

She is liable to compensate Neel for breach of promise.

c.

Neel can marry someone else.

d.

She is not liable as the contract is opposed to public policy and so void.

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