Contract Law (CLAT Legal-Aptitude): Questions 85 - 87 of 97
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PRINCIPLE: If a person, incapable of entering into a contract, or any one whom he is legally bound to support, is supplied by another person with necessities suited to his condition in life, the person who has furnished such supplies is entitled to be reimbursed from the property of such incapable person.
FACTS: Ramu was the son of a farmer who just used to sit at home. Ramu’s only family member, his father, died leaving ten-year-old Ramu entitled to a property worth fifty lacs. Later Jaya, a rich lady, took up his responsibility and paid for his gym sessions for he wanted to build a handsome body. When he started earning at the age of twenty-two, Jaya sought to recover the money.
Question number: 85 (5 of 5 Based on Passage) Show Passage
» Contract Law
Can the money be recovered by Jaya?
No, because she took up his responsibility without a written contract to that end.
No, because she never paid for a necessity.
Yes, it was for a necessity of building a fit body for Ramu.
|d.||All of the above|
Question number: 86
» Contract Law
A lot of jewelry and valuables of Ram found in his house were seized by the police as income tax authorities stormed his house and found untaxed valuables. The valuables were to remain with the police till proper order of the Court in this matter. The valuables and jewelry were bailed by Ram to the police.
A “bailment” is the delivery of goods by one person to another for some purpose, upon a contract that they shall, when the purpose is accomplished, be returned or otherwise disposed of according to the direction of the person delivering them.
|a.||Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true and Ꭱ is the correct explanation of Ꭺ|
|b.||Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are false|
|c.||Both Ꭺ and Ꭱ are true but Ꭱ is NOT the correct explanation of Ꭺ|
|d.||Ꭺ is false but Ꭱ is true|
Question number: 87
» Contract Law
Appeared in Year: 2012
PRINCIPLE: Every person, who is of the age of majority, is competent to contract according to the law to which he is subject.
FACTS: A minor mortgaged his house in favour of Thakur Das, a money lender, to secure a loan of Rs. 20000. A part of this, i. e. Rs. 10500 was actually advanced to him. While considering the proposed advance, the attorney who was acting for the money lender, received information that the plaintiff was still a minor. Subsequently the minor commenced an action stating that he was underage when he executed the mortgage and the same should, therefore, be cancelled. He prayed for setting aside the mortgage. The mortgagee money lender prayed for the refund of Rs. 10500 from the minor.
A minor’s contract is voidable; any money advanced to a minor can be recovered
As a minor’s contract is void, any money advanced to a minor can be recovered.
Advanced money can be recovered because minor has given wrong information about his age.
A minor’s contract is void ab initio, any money advanced to a minor cannot be recovered.