Unless a document of title was originally issued upon delivery of the goods by a person
that did not have power to dispose of them, a lien does not attach by virtue of any
judicial process to goods in the possession of a bailee for which a negotiable document
of title is outstanding unless possession or control of the document is first surrendered
to the bailee or the document's negotiation is enjoined. The bailee may not be compelled to deliver the goods pursuant to process until possession
or control of the document is surrendered to the bailee or to the court. A purchaser of the document for value without notice of the process or injunction
takes free of the lien imposed by judicial process.
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