233–300. Attornment.

At common law1, where a bailee in possession of goods attorned to a person other than his original bailor, he becomes the bailee of that person2. It would appear that he holds the goods as the attornee's bailee on the same terms as those on which he held them for the original bailor3. Subject to those terms, the attornee can recover damages from the bailee for any tort which the bailee commits against the chattel after his attornment4. The bailee who attorns is estopped from denying the attornee's title5, and cannot impugn the attornee's title by pleading that a