Contracts and Liability

  • Kenneth B. Ackerman


A public warehouseman can be legally described as a bailee-for-hire. The responsibilities of a bailee-for-hire have been described in common law for centuries. Yet the contractual responsibility of a public warehouseman is frequently misunderstood.1 Since the user wants maximum protection from loss, the operator must be sure that his or her liability insurance is not compromised.


Insurance Cover Maximum Protection Contractual Responsibility House Operator Practical Handbook 
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  1. 1.
    The author is indebted to Richard R. Murphey, Attorney, Murphey, Young & Smith, for help in preparation of this chapter. William H. Towle, General Counsel for A.W.A., reviewed and revised the chapter in 1988.Google Scholar

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