Commentary

4 The identity of the bailor

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4 The identity of the bailor

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4 The identity of the bailor

The bailor need not be the owner, although this is commonly so. A bailor may be any person with a superior reversionary interest in the goods1. Thus, an owner of goods may become their bailee by taking possession from an existing bailee for a period shorter than the original bailment2. The original bailee’s reversion enables him to be cast both as bailor and a bailee of the owner. Any right of possession against the possessor will probably suffice for a relationship of bailor and bailee3, as where a bailee sub-bails to a third party

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