Principle a Master is Liable for the Acts of His Servant, a Principal is Liable for the Acts of the Agent, but a Hirer of Services is Not Liable for the Acts of the Independent Contractor. - Legal Reasoning

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PRINCIPLE A master is liable for the acts of his servant, a principal is liable for the acts of the agent, but a hirer of services is not liable for the acts of the independent contractor.

FACTS While implementing the request of Mr. Sampat, the confectioner at Ghantewali and Co. made the oil extra hot to make him a batch of extra crispy banana fritters, the oil sizzled on impact and burnt Dadabhoy who was standing nearby. He wants to know as to whom he should sue

Options

  • The confectioner as he made the oil extra hot

  • Mr. Sampat as the confectioner was under the control of Mr. Sampat and had made the oil extra hot at his request for extra crispy fritters

  • Ghantewali and Co. under whose employment the confectioner worked

  • None of the above as it was a case of damnum sine injuria

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Solution

Ghantewali and Co. under whose employment the confectioner worked

Concept: Law of Torts (Entrance Exams)
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