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).