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A Owned a Truck and He Had Hired B to Drive It. on One of Its Trips. C Flagged the Truck Down and Asked to Be Dropped to a Nearby City. - Legal Reasoning

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MCQ

A owned a truck and he had hired B to drive it. On one of its trips. C flagged the truck down and asked to be dropped to a nearby city. B agreed to do so for a small amount of money.  The truck met with an accident en route, in which C was badly injured. C sued A for damages.

Options

  • A will be liable since B did the act in the course of his employment 

  • A will be liable since he had not instructed B not to  pick up passengers 

  • A will not be liable since taking passengers in a truck had no connection with his business 

  • A will not be liable because B was an experienced driver

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Solution

Explanation:

Option "A will not be liable since taking passengers in a truck had no connection with his business" is correct because 'B' was not instructed to stop the truck on the way and take passengers. It is an unauthorized work.

Concept: Contract Law
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