University of Karachi Bachelor of Law LL.B Part I Past Paper of Law Torts Annual 2007
Define and discuss Tort and distinguish it from Crime and Contract, preferably with reference to examples.
What is nervous shock, primary and secondary victim? Explain in the light of some decided authorities. Why Bournhill, the young fish wife could not succeed in her claim for damages?
What are the three main elements, which constitute negligence? Discuss in the light of “Neighbour Principle” laid down by “Donoghue versus Stevenson” by Lord Atkin.
What do you understand by contributory negligence? Its effect on the award of damages, critically discuss with references to certain leading decided cases in this regard.
Explain with reference to decided cases, the main elements of defamation, would it be actionable per se in certain circumstances? Discuss by citing examples.
Zehra, a retired teacher of Grammar School conducts English tuition classes at her residence. Nasira, a spinster, Zehra’s next door neighbour, does not like the presence of children in her neighbourhood. The moment Zehra starts her lecture, Nasira spitefully starts banging on the tin trays or ringing brass bells causing acute disturbance to the class. Zehra is very much perturbed. She is seeking your advice. Advise her accordingly, with regard to the remedies available to her and the chances of her success.