CLAT Legal-Aptitude: Questions 49 - 50 of 1064

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PRINCIPLE: A promise to give something of value on the determination or ascertainment of an uncertain event is called a wager. Agreements by way of wager are void; and no suit shall be brought for recovering anything alleged to be won on any wager, or entrusted to any person to abide the result of any game or other uncertain event on which a wager is made.

FACTS: Shia and Tia are both cricket lovers and competitive cricket players. Once, Tia challenges Shia that if she is able to hit five sixes in an over, she shall be given twenty dollars by Tia. Shia accepts the challenge and she is successfully able to hit five sixes in an over. However, Tia characterizes this as a wager and refuses to give the prize. Shia files a suit in response to the same. Choose the right answer.

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Is the outcome an uncertain event?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

No, the outcome is a certain event that Tia has to give since anyone can hit five sixes in an over.

b.

No, the outcome is a certain event depending on skill.

c.

Cannot be determined

d.

Yes, the outcome is not known and it may be anything.

Question number: 50

» Contract Law

Appeared in Year: 2014

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PRINCIPLE: Two or more persons are said to consent if they agree upon the same thing in the same sense. Consent is said to be free when it is not caused by coercion, or undue influence, or fraud, or misrepresentation, or mistake. When consent to an agreement is caused by coercion, undue influence, fraud or misrepresentation, the agreement is a contract voidable (rescindable or terminable)

at the option of the party whose consent was so caused. However, when consent to an agreement is caused by mistake as to a matter of fact essential to the agreement, the agreement is void.

FACTS: `X’ threatens to gun down `Y’, if he (`Y’) does not sell his property worth Rs. 20, 00, 000/- for Rs. 1, 00, 000/- only. As a consequence, `Y’ agrees to sell it as demanded by ‘X’.

Which of the following derivations is CORRECT?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

There is a contract between `X’ and `Y’

b.

There is an agreement between `X’ and `Y’ which can be enforced by the court of law

c.

There is an agreement between `X’, and `Y’ which cannot be enforced by the court of law

d.

There is a contract between `X’ and `Y’ which voidable at the option of `Y’

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