Principle: Law Never Enforces an Impossible Promise. Facts: 'A‘ Made a Promise to 'B‘ to Discover Treasure by Magic. - Legal Reasoning

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Principle: Law never enforces an impossible promise.  

Facts:  'A‘ made a promise to 'B‘ to discover treasure by magic. 

Options

  • Law will enforce the promise. 

  • Law will not enforce the promise. 

  • Law will enforce the promise only at the option of A. 

  • Law will enforce the promise only at the option of B. 

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Solution 1

Law will not enforce the promise. 

Explanation:

Section 56 of the Indian Contract Act defines an agreement to do an impossible act in itself is void.  The reasonable conclusion is drawn that Law will not enforce the agreement. "Law will not enforce the promise" is correct.

Solution 2

Law will not enforce the promise. 

Explanation:

Law will not enforce the promise because it is an impossible promise and the principle clearly states that Law will never enforce an impossible promise.

Concept: Contract Law
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2018-2019 (May) Set 1
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