Principle: a Condition to a Contract Can Also Be Complied with After the Happening of the Event to Which Such a Condition is Attached. - Legal Reasoning

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Principle: A condition to a contract can also be complied with after the happening of the event to which such a condition is attached.

Facts: 'A' promises to pay Rs. 5000 to 'B' on the condition that he shall marry with the consent of 'C', 'D' and 'E'. 'B' marries without the consent of 'C', 'D' and 'E', but obtains their consent after the marriage.

Options

  • 'B' has not fulfilled the condition.

  • 'B' has fulfilled the condition.

  • 'B's marriage is not valid.

  • The condition is illegal.

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Solution

'B' has fulfilled the condition.

Explanation:

The above-noted problem is based on Section 32 of the Indian Contract Act in which after the happening of the event to which such a condition is attended.  The reasonable conclusion is drawn that B has fulfilled the condition. Hence "‘B’ has fulfilled the condition." is correct. 

Concept: Law of Torts (Entrance Exams)
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2015-2016 (May) Set 1

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