Without the knowledge of defendants, plaintiff hung her coat on a hook provided for wraps in the unattended reception room of defendants' beauty shop. Upon leaving, plaintiff returned to the reception room but was unable to find her coat. Judgment for its value was recovered in the lower court upon the theory that defendants were bailees of the coat and had been negligent in caring for it. Held, reversed. No bailment existed because there was no change of possession of the coat sufficient to constitute a delivery. Theobald v. Satterthwaite, (Wash.1948) 190P. (2d) 714.
Myron J. Nadler,
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