Where an agent acts for reward, a higher standard is exacted than in the case of an agent acting without reward1. The care, skill or diligence required is not merely that which the agent in fact possesses, but such as is reasonably necessary for the due performance of his undertaking2. He must show at least such diligence in conducting his principal's business as the principal would reasonably have been able to display if the principal had undertaken the business himself3. If he is an agent following
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