Principle: the Consideration Or Object of an Agreement is Unlawful If the Court Regards It as Opposed to Public Policy. Every Agreement of Which the Object Or Consideration is Unlawful is Void. - Legal Reasoning

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Principle: The consideration or object of an agreement is unlawful if the court regards it as opposed to public policy. Every agreement of which the object or consideration is unlawful is void.

Facts: 'X' promises to obtain for 'Y' employment in the public service and 'Y' promises to pay 500000 to 'X'

Which of the following derivations is correct?

Options

  • There is a contract between 'X' and 'Y' 

  • There is a voidable contract between 'X' and 'Y' 

  • There is an agreement between 'X' and 'Y' which can  be enforced by the court of law 

  • There is an agreement between 'X' and 'Y' which cannot  be enforced by the court of law

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Solution

There is an agreement between 'X' and 'Y' which cannot  be enforced by the court of law

Explanation:

According to the principle given in the problem, consideration, or object of an agreement is unlawful if the court regards it as opposed to public policy. In the given situation, as X promises to obtain for Y employment in the public service and Y promises to pay ₹500000 to X, which is opposed to public policy. So, the agreement between X and Y cannot be enforced by the court of Law

Concept: Contract Law
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