The Question Consists of Legal Propositions/Principles (Hereinafter Referred to as 'Principle') and Facts. These Principles Have to Be Applied to the Given - Legal Reasoning

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The question consists of legal propositions/principles (hereinafter referred to as 'principle') and facts. These principles have to be applied to the given facts to arrive at the most reasonable conclusion. Such principles may or may not be true in the real sense, yet you have to conclusively assume them to be true. In other words, in answering the following question, you must not rely on any principles except the principle that is given hereinbelow for the question. Further, you must not assume any facts other than those stated in the question. The objective of this section is to test your interest in the study of law, research aptitude, and problem-solving ability.

Principle: When a party to a contract has refused to perform or disabled himself from performing, his promise in its entirety, the other party may put an end to the contract.

Facts: A engaged B on April 12 to enter his service on June 1, but on May 11, A wrote to B that his services would not be needed. On May 22, B joined C for employment.

Options

  • B must wait till June 1

  • B must have joined C on May 11

  • B is not bound to wait till June 1

  • A must pay damages to B

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Solution

B is not bound to wait till June 1

Explanation:

B is not bound to wait till June 1 is correct and B is not bound to wait till gene 1 as 'A' communicating to 'B' that your services will not be needed" has refused to preformed his premise in its entirely. Thus according to guiding principle B has the right to put an end to the contract.

Concept: Contract Law
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