A private carrier of goods is a bailee1. As such, his obligation at common law is to take reasonable care of the goods and to refrain from converting them2. The obligation of a private carrier of passengers is also to exercise reasonable care3. In the absence of any stricter contractual undertaking, a private carrier is liable only where damage, loss or delay results either from negligence4 or from intentional acts inconsistent with the rights of the consignor or other bailor5 in the goods6, on the part of the carrier or those for whom he is responsible7. However, the fact
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