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Torts Case Laws for CLAT, AILET, DU etc Law Entrance Exam.
1. Hall v. Brook lands Auto Racing Club (1932)All. ER221
There was a motor race going on and two cars collided. As a result of the collision one of the car was thrown amongst the spectator. The spectator was injured. It was held that the plaintiff impliedly took the risk of the injury.
2. Limpus v. London General Omnibus Co. (1862) 1H & L525
There was a specific instruction from the master that the bus driver was not supposed to indulge in the race with another bus. In defiance of the specific instruction, the driver engaged in a race and caused an accident. It was held that in spite of the prohibition from the master the servant was still in the course of employment and master.
3. Hicks v. Faulker (1878) 8 QBD 167
The Court held that it is reasonable and probable cause when the defendant has sufficient ground for thinking that the plaintiff was probably guilty of the crime imputed.
4. Smt. S.R. Venkatraman v. Union of India AIR 1979 SC 49
Malice in Law: It means a willful act done without the legal excuse or justification. A wrongful intention is presumed in case an unlawful act is done without just excuse.
5. Glasgow Corpn v. Muir (1943) A.C. 488
Defendant Corporation permitted a picnic party. Members of the picnic party were carrying huge gallons of tea through a passage where children were also playing. One of the member lost grip of gallons and a few children were injured. It was held that the defendant was not liable because the injury was not foreseeable.
6. Nagendra Nath Ray v. Basanta Das Vairagya ILR(1929) 47 Cal.25
It was held that proceeding before police authorities is not prosecution.
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