Tort (AILET Legal-Aptitude): Questions 27 - 28 of 29

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Question number: 27

» Tort

Appeared in Year: 2014

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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: 28

» Tort

Appeared in Year: 2014

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LEGAL PRINCIPLE: Every partner is liable, jointly with all the other partners and also severally, for all acts of the firm while he is a partner.

FACTUAL SITUATION: A and B started a partnership firm for providing vehicle repairing services. C approached the firm for getting his car repaired and noticed that only B was present in the office. C informed the problem, and B started repairing the car. While was repairing, he filled petrol instead of oil in the engine. As a consequence, a small blast occurred and damaged the car. Now, C sued both A and B for the damage so caused. Decide.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

A is liable since it was negligence on his part that he was not resent in the office when C came.

b.

Liable since B was authorized to carry out the work of the firm

c.

A is not liable since it was B’s fault and for that only B can be held liable.

d.

A is not liable since A has not authorized B to do something which was not for the benefit of the firm.

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