This Note examines the use and ramifications of exculpatory clauses for negligence in bailment agreements. Part II of this Note outlines the history and current status of the commercial bailee's duty of care. Part III discusses several techniques that bailees use to limit their liability for negligence. Part IV discusses the feasibility of applying certain sections of Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC or Code) to bailment transactions. Finally, Part V suggests that the procurement of insurance may protect bailors from the financial loss that can result from a bailee's negligence.
Darby Dickerson, Bailor Beware: Limitations and Exclusions of Liability in Commercial Bailments, 41 Vand. L. Rev. 129 (1988)