CLAT Legal-Aptitude: Questions 251 - 253 of 1066
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Question number: 251
Appeared in Year: 2010
Ipso Facto means
By the same sources
By reason of first fact
By the way
In place of
Question number: 252
Appeared in Year: 2009
A person ‘dying intestate’ means he
Died without a son
Died without any property
Died without making a will
Died without legal heirs
Question number: 253
Appeared in Year: 2014
PRINCIPLES: Vicarious liability is the liability of the Master or Principal for the tort committed by his servant or agent, provided the tort is committed in the course of employment. The Master or Principal is not liable for private wrongs of the servant/agent.
FACTS: `X’ hands over some cash money at his house to `Y’, who is his (X’s) neighbor and is also, cashier in a bank, to be deposited in A’s account in the bank. Instead of depositing the money, `Y’ misappropriates it.
Which of the following statements depicts correct legal position in this given situation?
The bank would not be liable because `Y’ did not do any wrong
The bank would be vicariously liable because `Y’ was the employee of the bank
The bank would be liable because `Y’ acted as bank’s agent
The bank would not be liable because `Y’ did not do any wrong in the course of his employment