Principle: Damages the Money Recompense, as Far as Money Can Do, for the Loss Suffered by a Person. Facts: A, an Indian Citizen, Having a Right to Vote, Was Not Allowed to Cast - Legal Reasoning

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Principle: Damages the money recompense, as far as money can do, for the loss suffered by a person.

Facts: A, an Indian citizen, have a right to vote, was not allowed to cast his vote on the polling booth, by the returning officer. The name of A was mentioned in the voter‘s list. A has also reported at the polling booth in time. However, the candidate in whose favor A would have cast his vote won the election. A filed a suit claiming damages. 

Options

  • A will be entitled to damages  

  • A will not be entitled to damages

  • A will be entitled to only nominal damages

  • A will be entitled to exemplary damages 

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Solution

A will not be entitled to damages 

Explanation:

A will not be entitled to damages because he has not suffered any loss. The principle states that a person who suffers a loss is to be recompensated with money as far as money can do. A did not suffer any loss by being prevented from voting. Also, the candidate in whose favor A wanted to vote won.

Concept: Law of Torts (Entrance Exams)
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