Commentary

3 The scope of the necessary consent

BAILMENT vol 3(1)
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3 The scope of the necessary consent

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3 The scope of the necessary consent

The bailee must consent to the possession of the goods1. In general, this means that he must know that the chattel is in his possession2. His consent may be express or implied3, and must extend both to the nature of the goods and the identity of their owner4. Where no express consent is given (as where a container is bailed and the bailee is unaware of the contents) the question is whether the contents are of a class that can reasonably be expected to have been in the container5. If so, the bailee

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