California Civil Code Section 1857
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1857. If from any cause other than want of ordinary care and
diligence on his part, a depositary for hire is unable to deliver
perishable property, baggage, or luggage received by him for storage,
or to collect his charges for storage due thereon, he may cause such
property to be sold, in open market, to satisfy his lien for
storage; provided, that no property except perishable property shall
be sold, under the provisions of this section, upon which storage
charges shall not be due and unpaid for one year at the time of such
All Acts and parts of Acts in conflict with the provisions of this
Act are hereby repealed.
This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.
Last modified: March 17, 2014