Legal Remedies: The Fraudulent Minor Quiz

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Contracts where the unassisted minor incurs contractual obligations or duties are ___ enforceable.

NOT

A fraudulent minor is a minor who induces or persuades a party to ___ with them.

contract

The misrepresentation by the minor must not be ___ or clear.

obvious

If an unassisted minor is held liable, then the contract must be ___.

valid

Law aims to prevent the unassisted minor from being liable and obtaining any ___ obligations.

contractual

Preferred remedy for fraudulent minors is ___ liability.

delictual

Unjustified enrichment is when one person is enriched by another and there is no justification in law for the ______.

enrichment

Liability for unjustified enrichment is automatically applied by law – ______ is not involved.

guardian

Minors can perform juristic acts unassisted if they are ______ to the minor.

beneficial

Contracts are enforceable by either party or by a court if there is ______.

non-compliance

Law will only recognize the contract as valid if the minor is ______.

assisted

Assistance occurs when the guardian gives informed ______ to the transaction.

consent

Unassisted minors may only contract if it is to their ______ – cannot incur contractual liabilities.

benefit

When a minor incurs contractual obligations, and they are unassisted the contract is known as a “______ contract” - negotium claudicans.

limping

The contract still creates a natural obligation for the minor – cannot be sued to perform. Voet– the law should always aim at restoring the “______ leg” by using ratification.

weak

Unassisted minors also have the opportunity to ______ the contract at any stage. Repudiate – cancel or reject.

repudiate

If a major contracts with an unassisted minor and the minor does not perform and then ______ – no contractual remedies available.

repudiates

Major has full contractual obligations vs. minor who has no enforceable obligations. Contract is not enforceable against the unassisted minor. The unassisted minor may “resile with ______”.

impunity

Test your understanding of legal remedies in cases involving fraudulent minors who induce parties to contract with them through misrepresentation. Learn about the unenforceability of contracts with unassisted minors and the requirements for a minor to be considered fraudulent.

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