Conversion (law) - Elements of Conversion

Elements of Conversion

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The elements of a conversion cause of action are:

  • the plaintiff has clear legal ownership or right to possession of the property at the time of the conversion;
  • the defendant's conversion by a wrongful act or disposition of plaintiff's property rights;
  • there are damages resulting from the conversion.

In another formulation, it has been stated that one claiming conversion must show a tortious conversion of the chattel, a right to property in it, and a right to immediate possession which is absolute, unconditional, and not dependent upon the performance of some act.

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