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Legal Principle: the Latin Maxim Qui Facit per Alium, Facit per Se Means that He Who Acts Through Another, Acts Himself. - Legal Reasoning

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Legal Principle: The Latin maxim qui facit per alium, facit per se means that he who acts through another, acts himself.

Fact Situation: Heema requests her minor sister Harika to purchase a bag for her from the local shop. Harika purchases the bag on credit telling the shop keeper that her sister will pay for it. Afterward, Heema refuses to pay for the bag.

Which of the following statements is the most appropriate in relation to the legal principle stated above?

Options

  • Since Heema has not purchased the bag herself she is not liable to pay for it.

  • Harika being a minor the shop keeper should not have sold the bag to her.

  • Since she purchased the bag through her sister, Heema is liable to pay for it.

  • Harika being a minor should not have been entrusted by Heema for the purchase of the bag.

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Solution

Since she purchased the bag through her sister, Heema is liable to pay for it.

Concept: Law of Torts (Entrance Exams)
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