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An individual who is regularly engaged in the business of receiving and storing goods of others in exchange for compensation or profit.

The business of warehousemen can be either public or private in nature because they may store either goods belonging to the general public or those goods of certain individuals. Article 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code sets forth the rights and liabilities of warehousemen.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

WAREHOUSEMAN. A warehouseman is a person who receives goods and merchandise to be stored in his warehouse for hire.
     2. He is bound to use ordinary care in preserving such goods and merchandise, and his neglect to do so will render him liable to the owner. Peake, R. 114; 1 Esp. R. 315; Story, Bailm. Sec. 444; Jones' Bailm. 49, 96, 97; 7 Cowen's R. 497; 12 John. Rep. 232; 2 Wend. R. 593; 9 Wend. R. 268; 1 Stew. Rep. 284. The warehouseman's liability commences as soon as the goods arrive, and the crane of the warehouse is applied to raise them into the warehouse. 4 Esp. R. 262.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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(2) Damages may be limited by a term in the warehouse receipt or storage agreement limiting the amount of liability in case of loss or damage, and setting forth a specific liability per article or item, or value per unit of weight, beyond which the warehouseman shall not be liable; provided, however, that such liability may on written request of the bailor at the time of signing such storage agreement or within a reasonable time after receipt of the warehouse receipt be increased on part or all of the goods thereunder, in which event increased rates may be charged based on such increased valuation, but that no such increase shall be permitted contrary to a lawful limitation of liability contained in the warehouseman's tariff, if any.
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Jason Horner, branch director at the depot, had nothing but praise for his brave warehouseman.
Her brother Alan, 52, a Tesco warehouseman from Llanedeyrn, Cardiff, was among several family members to be tested and turned out to be a match.
Thomas worked as a warehouseman from 1992 until 2001, when he was forced to retire through ill health because of severe arthritis.
Police yesterday said they were disappointed after a former warehouseman who killed his wife and teenage son during a domestic row was jailed for three-and-a-half years.
The pair allegedly used their balcony as a laboratory to prepare explosives stolen from the chemical plant where Osman worked as a warehouseman.
Warehouseman Damian Broom, 23, was stabbed to death outside the Tesco store in the old Hoover factory on the A40 in Greenford, west London, on Tuesday night.
He had been a warehouseman at Wm Hirst and Sons at Turnbridge and attended Lockwood Baptist Chapel.
The supermarket warehouseman spent almost a month in a coma after being struck with an illness which could have been caused by a spider bite.
2, where he said, 'Iniatas din ang paguwi sa tamang posisyon ng mga naka-detail na empleyado; wala nang security guard na ginawang collecting officer o warehouseman na examiner' (We have ordered the employees to return to their respective ports; there will be no security guard made collecting officer or warehouseman as examiners)," part of the memo reads.