2009 California Civil Code - Section 1822-1828 :: Article 2. Obligations Of The Depositary

CIVIL CODE
SECTION 1822-1828

1822.  A depositary must deliver the thing to the person for whose
benefit it was deposited, on demand, whether the deposit was made for
a specified time or not, unless he has a lien upon the thing
deposited, or has been forbidden or prevented from doing so by the
real owner thereof, or by the act of the law, and has given the
notice required by Section 1825.

1823.  A depositary is not bound to deliver a thing deposited
without demand, even where the deposit is made for a specified time.

1824.  A depositary must deliver the thing deposited at his
residence or place of business, as may be most convenient for him.

1825.  A depositary must give prompt notice to the person for whose
benefit the deposit was made, of any proceedings taken adversely to
his interest in the thing deposited, which may tend to excuse the
depositary from delivering the thing to him.

1826.  A depositary, who believes that a thing deposited with him is
wrongfully detained from its true owner, may give him notice of the
deposit; and if within a reasonable time afterwards he does not claim
it, and sufficiently establish his right thereto, and indemnify the
depositary against the claim of the depositor, the depositary is
exonerated from liability to the person to whom he gave the notice,
upon returning the thing to the depositor, or assuming, in good
faith, a new obligation changing his position in respect to the
thing, to his prejudice.

1827.  If a thing deposited is owned jointly or in common by persons
who cannot agree upon the manner of its delivery, the depositary may
deliver to each his proper share thereof, if it can be done without
injury to the thing.

1828.  When a deposit is made in the name of two or more persons,
deliverable or payable to either or to their survivor or survivors,
such deposit or any part thereof, or increase thereof, may be
delivered or paid to either of said persons or to the survivor or
survivors in due course of business.

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