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What is the status (and value) of the day’s unsold newspapers being put out for collection by the paper boy?

Abdul’s news and wine gets a delivery of the next day’s papers overnight and he then puts the stack of unsold papers out on the pavement before closing for the publisher to collect and then destroy. ...
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What is the principle of “finders keepers until the owner claims” called?

Another answer states that: The common law position is that the finder of a chattel acquires a title that is good against the entire world except for the true owner. Is there a term for this ...
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