Code Section Group

Civil Code - CIV

DIVISION 3. OBLIGATIONS [1427 - 3272.9]

  ( Heading of Division 3 amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 160, Sec. 14. )

PART 4. OBLIGATIONS ARISING FROM PARTICULAR TRANSACTIONS [1738 - 3273]

  ( Part 4 enacted 1872. )

TITLE 6. SERVICE [2019 - 2082]

  ( Title 6 enacted 1872. )

CHAPTER 3. Service Without Employment [2078 - 2079.24]

  ( Chapter 3 enacted 1872. )

ARTICLE 1. Voluntary Interference with Property [2078- 2078.]
  ( Article 1 heading added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 223, Sec. 1. )

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One who officiously, and without the consent of the real or apparent owner of a thing, takes it into his possession for the purpose of rendering a service about it, must complete such service, and use ordinary care, diligence, and reasonable skill about the same. He is not entitled to any compensation for his service or expenses, except that he may deduct actual and necessary expenses incurred by him about such service from any profits which his service has caused the thing to acquire for its owner, and must account to the owner for the residue.

(Enacted 1872.)

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