Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Contract Act_Practical Problems_30

Ram's son absconded from home. He sent his servant in search of the boy. When the servant had left, Ram, by handbills, offered to pay Rs. 500 to anybody discovering the boy. The servant came to know of this offer only when he had already traced the missing boy. He, however, brought an action to recover the reward. Will he succeed in his attempt? Give reasons.

No- since the servant was not aware of the offer. An offer, unless communicated, is not valid. The facts of the given problem are similar to the case of Lalman Shukla v. Gauri Dutt in which the identical decision was given.

No comments: