In accordance with the general principle of law that, as against a stranger to the bailment, possession counts as title1, the carrier of goods (in common with any other bailee) may at common law sue a third party wrongdoer for the torts of trespass, conversion or negligence in respect of any loss of or injury to the goods in all cases where an absolute owner of a chattel may do so, and may in each case recover damages as if he were the absolute owner2. In proceedings by a carrier against a third party in respect of the loss
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