Plaintiff, a guest of the defendant hotel, left his trunk at the hotel check room and received a receipt which stated on the back that the defendant would not be liable in excess of $25 for any loss resulting from its negligence. When the plaintiff called for the trunk, it could not be found. Held, the defendant is liable for the full value of the trunk, since a bailee for hire cannot limit his liability for his own negligence. Oklahoma City Hotel Co. v. Levine, (Okla. 1941) 116 P. (2d) 997.
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