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Describe Some Rights of a Bailee.

Describe Some Rights of a Bailee.

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As the duties of the bailor are the rights of the bailee, thus, the bailee has the right to sue the bailor in case of any default. The bailee has the following rights:

Right to claim damages:

According to Section 150, in case where the bailor had bailed the goods without disclosing any defect in the goods to the bailee, and because of which the bailee has suffered some loss. Then the bailee has the right to sue the bailor for damages. For example: A hires a carriage of B. The carriage is unsafe, though B is not aware of it, and A is injured. Thus, B is responsible to A for the injury.

Right to claim reimbursement:

According to Section 158, the bailee has the right to recover all the necessary expenses from the bailor, which the bailee had incurred for the purpose of bailment in case of a non-gratuitous bailment. Where as, in case of a gratuitous bailment, the bailor is responsible for the payment of extraordinary expenses to the bailee which is borne by him for the purpose of the bailment.

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Right to recover losses:

According to Section 164, the bailee has the right to recover all losses suffered by him due the fact that the bailor was not entitled to make the bailment of the goods or to receive back the goods, or to give directions regarding them, from the bailor.

Right to deliver goods to any one of the joint bailors:

According to Section 165, in the absence of a contrary contract the bailee has the right to deliver the goods to any one of the joint owners or may deliver the goods back according to the directions of one joint owner without the consent of all, in case where the goods are owned and bailed by more than one person.

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