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Section 157, Contract Act 1872: Effect Of Mixture, Without Bailor's Consent, When Goods Cannot Be Separated

Section 157 under the Chapter IX (Of bailment) of the Contract Act, 1872 of India - 'Effect of mixture, without bailor's consent, when the goods cannot be separated', is reproduced hereunder:—

“If the bailee, without the consent of the bailor, mixes the goods of the bailor with his own goods, in such a manner that it is impossible to separate the goods bailed from the other goods and deliver them back, the bailor is entitled to be compensated by the bailee for the loss of the goods.


A bails a barrel of Cape flour worth Rs. 45 to B. B, without A's consent, mixes the flour with country flour of his own, worth Rs. 25 a barrel. B must compensate A for the loss of his flour.”

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