| Commentary

7 Attornment

| Commentary

7 Attornment

A bailment may arise by attornment1, as where a bailor of goods in store sells them and the bailee acknowledges to the buyer that he now holds the goods on the buyer’s behalf2, or where a pledgor of goods in store pledges them and the pledgor’s bailee makes a similar acknowledgment3. In that event the bailee becomes the bailee of the buyer or pledgee, and it appears that the terms of the original bailment govern the bailment by attornment4. A seller of goods who remains in possession after the sale may also attorn, by acknowledging that he now

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