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4.4-30 Bailor – Bailee Relationships -- Bailment Bailor - Bailee        

New May 1, 2009

A bailment is a delivery of personal property by one person to another for a particular purpose, in accordance with a contract providing that when the purpose is fulfilled, the property will be returned.  The person who owns the property and delivers it to another is the bailor.  The person who receives the property is the bailee. [In this case, the return of the property is conditioned upon payment of a fee to the bailee.]  Bailment is the name given to the contractual relationship between a bailor and a bailee.  A bailment contemplates redelivery of the property by the bailee to the bailor. 


Mystic Color Lab, Inc. v. Auctions Worldwide, LLC, 284 Conn. 408, 419-420 (2007); B.A. Ballou and Co., Inc. v. Citytrust, 218 Conn. 749, 753 (1991); On Site Energy Corp. v. Spring Pond Corp., 5 Conn. App. 326 (1985); Black’s Law Dictionary (8th Ed. 2004); 8A Am. Jur. 2d, Bailments, §§ 1, 2 (2009).


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