Saturday, October 06, 2007

Contract Act_Practical Problems_2

A minor, who wanted to become a professional cricket player, entered into a contract with a coach and agreed to pay him certain amount to learn the game. Is the minor liable to pay the amount?

Yes- minor shall be held liable to pay the amount provided he has properties existing in his name. Education in India has been held as a necessity of life and as per Section 68 of the Indian Contract Act, the properties of a person incompetent to contract may be attached for necessaries supplied to him or to his dependants. The facts of the given problem are similar to the case of Roberts v. Gray in which the aforesaid view was taken.

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