Thursday, August 06, 2009

Contract Act_Practical Problems_104

A filed a suit against his brother B for possession of a half-share in the property which was alleged to be ancestral one. The suit was dismissed. Later on, to secure reconciliation and family peace, B executed a registered deed agreeing to transfer the half-share in the said property to A. A filed a suit for possession on the basis of this instrument. B raised the plea that the agreement was without consideration and hence void. Decide.

Contract Act_Practical Problems_103

B, a young wrestler of about 17½ years, looking much older than his age, procured a loan of Rs. 45,000 on interest at 12% per annum from M, a moneylender and executed a promissory note in his favour. B represented himself to be 21 years old at the time of getting the said loan. B invested Rs. 40,000 with a limited company on interest at 18% per annum and lost the remaining amount of Rs. 5,000 in gambling. However, the said company went into the liquidation and B’s entire investment was lost. When M filed a suit against B for recovery of the aforesaid amount, the latter pleaded ‘minority’. How will you adjudicate the matter?