Tort (CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) Legal-Aptitude): Questions 47 - 48 of 82

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Question number: 47

» Tort

Appeared in Year: 2014

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Question

PRINCIPLES: A person has no legal remedy for an injury caused by an act to which he has consented.

FACTS: `R’, a cricket enthusiast, purchases a ticket to watch a T20 match organized by the Indian Premier League (IPL). During the match, a ball struck for six hits `R’ on his body and injures him. He sues IPL for compensation for the medical expenses.

Which of the following derivations is CORRECT?

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

`R’ should be compensated as he purchased the ticket to get entertainment and not to get injured

b.

IPL would be liable as it did not ensure that the spectators were protected from the risk of such injuries

c.

`R’ would fail in his action, as he voluntarily exposed himself to the risk

d.

None of the above

Question number: 48

» Tort

Appeared in Year: 2008

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Question

PRINCIPLES

1. A person is liable for negligence, if he fails to take care of his neighbor’s interest.

2. A neighbor is anyone whose interests should have been foreseeable by a reasonable man while carrying on his activities.

FACTS

A cricket match was going on in a closed door stadium. A cricket fan who could not get into the stadium was watching the game by climbing up a nearby tree and sitting there. The cricket ball in the course of the game went out of the stadium and hit this person and injured him. He filed a suit against the organizers.

Possible Decisions

(a) The organizers are liable to compensate the injured person.

(b) The organizers are not liable to compensate the injured person.

(c) The injured person should have avoided the place where he might be hit by the cricket ball.

Possible Reasons

I) The organizers are responsible for the people inside the stadium.

ii) The organizers could not have foreseen somebody watching the game by climbing up a tree.

iii) A person crazy about something must pay the price for that.

iv) The organizers shall be liable to everybody likely to watch the game.

Choices

Choice (4) Response

a.

(a) (iii)

b.

(b) (ii)

c.

(a) (iv)

d.

(c) (i)

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