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Choose the correct alternative, keeping in mind the principle(s), if any:
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Principle: An independent contractor is one who is employed to do some work of his employer. He is engaged under a contract for services. He undertakes to produce a given result, and in the actual execution of the work, he is not under the direct control of his employer. He may use his own discretion in execution of the work assigned. In general, an employer is not liable for the torts (wrongful acts) of his independent contractor. But, the employer may be held liable if the tort is committed by the independent contractor under the directional control of the principle.
Facts: A has a big farmhouse where there was a problem of voltage fluctuations. He called an electrician to fix the problem. The electrician found out that the wires were worn out and so he told A about it. A gave the electrician very little money and told him to buy the wires for the whole house within that amount only. The electrician did the same. One day B, A's servant was cleaning a room when he was injured due to sparks from the cheap wires. Which of the following statement is correct?
  • a)
    A is vicariously liable.
  • b)
    Neither the electrician nor A are liable.
  • c)
    The electrician is liable.
  • d)
    A is not liable because B knew of the shoddy electrical work
Correct answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer?
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This discussion on Direction:Choose the correct alternative, keeping in mind the principle(s), if any:Question:Principle: An independent contractor is one who is employed to do some work of his employer. He is engaged under a contract for services. He undertakes to produce a given result, and in the actual execution of the work, he is not under the direct control of his employer. He may use his own discretion in execution of the work assigned. In general, an employer is not liable for the torts (wrongful acts) of his independent contractor. But, the employer may be held liable if the tort is committed by the independent contractor under the directional control of the principle.Facts: A has a big farmhouse where there was a problem of voltage fluctuations. He called an electrician to fix the problem. The electrician found out that the wires were worn out and so he told A about it. A gave the electrician very little money and told him to buy the wires for the whole house within that amount only. The electrician did the same. One day B, A's servant was cleaning a room when he was injured due to sparks from the cheap wires. Which of the following statement is correct?a)A is vicariously liable.b)Neither the electrician nor A are liable.c)The electrician is liable.d)A is not liable because B knew of the shoddy electrical workCorrect answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer? is done on EduRev Study Group by CLAT Students. The Questions and Answers of Direction:Choose the correct alternative, keeping in mind the principle(s), if any:Question:Principle: An independent contractor is one who is employed to do some work of his employer. He is engaged under a contract for services. He undertakes to produce a given result, and in the actual execution of the work, he is not under the direct control of his employer. He may use his own discretion in execution of the work assigned. In general, an employer is not liable for the torts (wrongful acts) of his independent contractor. But, the employer may be held liable if the tort is committed by the independent contractor under the directional control of the principle.Facts: A has a big farmhouse where there was a problem of voltage fluctuations. He called an electrician to fix the problem. The electrician found out that the wires were worn out and so he told A about it. A gave the electrician very little money and told him to buy the wires for the whole house within that amount only. The electrician did the same. One day B, A's servant was cleaning a room when he was injured due to sparks from the cheap wires. Which of the following statement is correct?a)A is vicariously liable.b)Neither the electrician nor A are liable.c)The electrician is liable.d)A is not liable because B knew of the shoddy electrical workCorrect answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer? are solved by group of students and teacher of CLAT, which is also the largest student community of CLAT. If the answer is not available please wait for a while and a community member will probably answer this soon. You can study other questions, MCQs, videos and tests for CLAT on EduRev and even discuss your questions like Direction:Choose the correct alternative, keeping in mind the principle(s), if any:Question:Principle: An independent contractor is one who is employed to do some work of his employer. He is engaged under a contract for services. He undertakes to produce a given result, and in the actual execution of the work, he is not under the direct control of his employer. He may use his own discretion in execution of the work assigned. In general, an employer is not liable for the torts (wrongful acts) of his independent contractor. But, the employer may be held liable if the tort is committed by the independent contractor under the directional control of the principle.Facts: A has a big farmhouse where there was a problem of voltage fluctuations. He called an electrician to fix the problem. The electrician found out that the wires were worn out and so he told A about it. A gave the electrician very little money and told him to buy the wires for the whole house within that amount only. The electrician did the same. One day B, A's servant was cleaning a room when he was injured due to sparks from the cheap wires. Which of the following statement is correct?a)A is vicariously liable.b)Neither the electrician nor A are liable.c)The electrician is liable.d)A is not liable because B knew of the shoddy electrical workCorrect answer is option 'A'. Can you explain this answer? over here on EduRev! Apart from being the largest CLAT community, EduRev has the largest solved Question bank for CLAT.

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