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Principle: Decision of Court is Null and Void, If It is Given by Court Which Does Not Have Jurisdiction Over the Subject Matter. Facts: a Obtains - Legal Reasoning

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Principle: Decision of Court is Null and Void if it is given by court which does not have jurisdiction over the subject matter.

Facts: A obtains a decision from a court that did not have jurisdiction to deal with the subject matter. 

Options

  • A decision can be enforced because both the parties were present 

  • A decision cannot be enforced because the decision is null and void 

  • A decision can be enforced because it is given a court

  • A decision can be enforced  

Solution

A decision cannot be enforced because the decision is null and void 

Explanation:

A decision cannot be enforced because the decision is null and void. It is null and void because the decision was obtained by A from a court which did not have the jurisdiction over the subject matter. This fact clearly complies with the principle that the decision given by a court is null and void if it is given by court which does not have jurisdiction over the subject matter.

Concept: Indian Constitution (Entrance Exams)
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