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Principle: a Master is Liable for the Acts Committed by His Servant in the Course of Employment. - Legal Reasoning

MCQ

The question consists of two statements, one labelled as principle and other as Fact. You are to exa.mine the principle and apply it to the given facts carefully and select the best option.

Principle: A master is liable for the acts committed by his servant in the course of employment.

Fact: Sanjay is a driver working in Brookebond and co. One day, the manager asked him to drop a customer at the airport and get back at the earliest. on hiS way back from the airport, he happened 10 see his fian~ Ruhina waiting for a bus to go home. He offered to drop her at home, which happened to be close to his office. She got into the car and soon thereafter, the car somersaulted due to the negligence or Sanjay. Ruhina was thrown out of the car and suffered multiple in Juries. She seeks compensation from Brookebond and Co.

Options

  • Brookebond and co. shall be liable because Sanjay was in the course of employment at the time of accident

  • Brookebond and co. shall not be liable, Sanjay was not in the course of employment when he took Ruhina inside the car.

  • Ruhina got into the car at her own risk. and therefore, she cannot sue anybody

  • None of the above

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Solution

Brookebond and co. shall be liable because Sanjay was in the course of employment at the time of accident

Concept: Study of Law (Entrance Exams)
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