Principles of Business Law

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DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS LAW (BA333) ASSIGNMENT TERM ONE 2006 Instruction: • Answer ALL questions. • Marks will be awarded for good presentation and thoroughness in your approach. • NO marks will be awarded for the entire assignment if any part of it is found to be copied directly from printed materials or from another student. • Complete this cover sheet and attach it to your assignment. Student declaration: I declare that:  I understand what is meant by plagiarism.  The implications of plagiarism have been explained to me by my institution.  This assignment is all my own work and I have acknowledged any use of the published or unpublished works of other people. Student's…show more content…
Thus, the sales of the prescribed drugs were made under the supervision of a registered pharmacist as required by the Act at the appropriate moment in time. Therefore, there was no breach of the Act. Questions of common sense and of commerce were applied in this case where if the picking up of an item from the shelf constituted a sale, it would mean that ownership of the item would immediately pass to the customer. The customer would not be able to have a change of mind and return the item to the shelf; the supermarket would not be able to prevent the customer from taking the item, as it might be the last in stock, which the supermarket wanted to keep it as display on the shelf. Fisher v. Bell [1961] The Restriction of Offensive Weapons Act 1959, prohibited persons from offering weapons for sales. A shopkeeper was prosecuted for displaying an offensive weapon, which is a flick-knife in his shop-window. It is held that he shopkeeper was not convicted, as the exhibition in the shop window was not an offer for sale; it was merely an invitation to treat. Advertisement As a general rule, a public advertisement does not amount to an offer. The courts have
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