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Question: Kenworth took his very expensive watch to


Kenworth took his very expensive watch to Gervey Jewelry for repairs and cleaning. During the week in which the watch remained with the jeweler, it was placed in the store’s vault each night. One night, burglars were able to bypass the burglar alarm, break into the store, and use explosives to open the vault. Kenworth’s watch was among the goods stolen. Kenworth brought suit, charging that Gervey should have provided greater care in this bailment. Specifically, he charged that Gervey should have had a 24-hour security guard.
a. Is this an example of a mutual-benefit bailment?
b. Did Gervey provide at least ordinary care of the bailed property?
c. Is it likely that a court would rule in favor of Kenworth?

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