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Principle: Nothing is an Offence by Reason of Any Harm It May Cause to Another Person If It is Done in Good Faith and for the Benefit of that Person Even Without that Person‘S Consent - Legal Reasoning

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Principle: Nothing is an offense by reason of any harm it may cause to another person if it is done in good faith and for the benefit of that person even without that person‘s consent.

Facts: A is attacked by a Lion and Lion drags him while he is crying for help. B, a passer-by picks up A‘s gun in good faith and fires at Lion which injures A. B has never used the gun before. 

Options

  • B is liable for the injury because he knew that he can injure A as he has never used any gun before 

  • B is not liable as he has done the act in good faith 

  • B is liable because he has not taken A‘s consent before firing 

  • B is liable because he has used A‘s gun without his consent 

Solution

B is not liable as he has done the act in good faith 

Explanation:

The principle states that if a person has done some action in good faith for the benefit of another person even without his consent and if his action does some harm to that person, his action is not an offense. In this case, B used the gun in good faith to save A.

Concept: Law of Torts (Entrance Exams)
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