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Duties of the Bailee. Discuss the standard of care traditionally required of the bailee for the bailed property in each of the following situations, and determine whether the bailee breached that duty.
1. Ricardo borrows Steve’s lawn mower because his own lawn mower needs repair. Ricardo mows his front yard. To mow the backyard, he needs to move some hoses and lawn furniture. He leaves the mower in front of his hoses while doing so. When he returns to the front yard, he discovers that the mower has been stolen.
2. Alicia owns a valuable speedboat. She is going on vacation and asks her neighbor Maureen to store the boat in one stall of Maureen’s double garage. Maureen consents, and the boat is moved into the garage. Maureen needs some grocery items for dinner and drives to the store. She leaves the garage door open while she is gone, as is her custom, and the speedboat is stolen during that time.