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Principle: an Interest Created, Dependent Upon a Condition Fails, If the Fulfillment of the Condition is Impossible. Facts: a Promises to Pay Rs. Ten Lakh to B on Condition - Legal Reasoning

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Principle: An interest created, dependent upon a condition fails, if the fulfillment of the condition is impossible.

Facts: A promises to pay Rs. Ten Lakh to B on condition that he shall marry A‘s daughter C. At the date on which A gave Rs. Ten Lac to B, C was dead. 

Options

  • B‘s interest fails 

  • B‘s interest fails because of immorality 

  • B‘s interest fails because of prohibition by law 

  • B‘s interest does not fail 

Solution

B‘s interest fails 

Explanation:

In this case, B’s interest fails because the fulfillment of the condition is impossible. Since A’s daughter C dies, the condition that B marries C for the payment of ₹10 lacs fails. However, it does not fail because of immorality or prohibition by law. 

Concept: Contract Law
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