24. Indemnity.

24.     Indemnity.

The seller is bound to indemnify the auctioneer1 for any damages sustained by the auctioneer in the ordinary course of his employment as the natural consequence of the contract of agency2 and, in the absence of any agreement to the contrary, for any expenses incurred3. Where an auctioneer is sued and claims an indemnity, he may make an additional claim against his principal4.

The seller's duty to indemnify the auctioneer extends to a case where property for sale has been received by an auctioneer in good faith from a principal who was not the true owner