107. Degree of care and diligence.

Of the various rights and duties of bailors and bailees, that most discussed is the degree of care and diligence required of the bailee in each kind of bailment. That degree has, from the time of the Roman Empire until fairly recent times, been held to vary according to the benefits derived from the bailment by the bailor and the bailee respectively1. Thus an ordinary degree of care and skill was traditionally required where both benefited from the transaction2; slighter diligence, perhaps, where the benefit was wholly that of the bailor3; and greater diligence where the benefit accrued only