2009 California Civil Code - Section 2114-2121 :: Article 2. Obligations Of The CarrierCIVIL CODE
2114. A carrier of property for reward must use at least ordinary care and diligence in the performance of all his duties. A carrier without reward must use at least slight care and diligence. 2115. Subject to Section 7303 of the Uniform Commercial Code, a carrier must comply with the directions of the consignor or consignee to the same extent that an employee is bound to comply with those of his employer. 2118. Subject to Section 7303 of the Uniform Commercial Code, a carrier of property must deliver it to the consignee, at the place to which it is addressed, in the manner usual at that place. 2119. If there is no usage to the contrary at the place of delivery, freight must be delivered as follows: 1. If carried upon a railway owned or managed by the carrier, it may be delivered at the station nearest to the place to which it is addressed; 2. If carried by sea from a foreign country, it may be delivered at the wharf where the ship moors, within a reasonable distance from the place of address; or, if there is no wharf, on board a lighter alongside the ship; or, 3. Subject to Section 7303 of the Uniform Commercial Code, in other cases, it must be delivered to the consignee or his agent, personally, if either can, with reasonable diligence, be found. [2120.] Section Twenty-one Hundred and Twenty. If, for any reason, a carrier does not deliver freight to the consignee or his agent personally, he must give notice to the consignee of its arrival, and keep the same in safety, upon his responsibility as a warehouseman, until the consignee has had a reasonable time to remove it. If the place of residence or business of the consignee be unknown to the carrier, he may give the notice by letter dropped in the nearest Post Office. [2121.] Section Twenty-one Hundred and Twenty-one. If a consignee does not accept and remove freight within a reasonable time after the carrier has fulfilled his obligation to deliver, or duly offered to fulfill the same, the carrier may exonerate himself from further liability by placing the freight in a suitable warehouse, on storage, on account of the consignee, and giving notice thereof to him.
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