CLAT Sample Paper CLAT Sample Paper-10

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    Principle A master shall be liable for the acts of his servants done in the course of employment.
    Facts HMT, a public sector undertaking, is operating a number of bus services for its employees in Bengaluru. These buses are quite distinct in their appearance and carry the board 'for HMT employees only' 'M', a villager from neighboring state, was waiting for a regular bus in one of the bus stops in Bengaluru. A bus belonging to HMT happened to stop nearby and number of people got into the bus. 'M', without realizing that it was HMT bus, got into the bus and soon thereafter, the bus met with an accident due to driver's negligence. 'M', along with several others, was injured in the accident. 'M' seeks to file a suit against HMT claiming damages.

    A)  'M' will succeed, because he got into the bus without realizing that it was HMT bus

    B)  'W will not succeed, because it was for him to find out whether it was a public transport

    C)  'M' will succeed, because the driver was anyhow duty-bound to drive carefully

    D)  None of the above

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    M will succeed because the driver was any how duty bound to drive carefully.

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