| Commentary

32.4 Deviation

| Commentary

32.4 Deviation

The bailee will owe a strict liability in the event of a deviation, that is, where the bailee contravenes one of the fundamental restrictions on his possession1. He may do so by keeping the goods in a place other than that agreed2, or delegating custody of them to a third party without specific authority3, or keeping them beyond the period of the bailment4. The bailee who deviates is liable for the goods as an insurer5, and can avoid liability only by showing that the injury was the bailor’s

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