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Questions tagged [conversion]

Exerting unauthorized use or control of someone else's property. Differs from Theft in that it does not include the element of intending to deprive the owner of permanent possession of that property. As such, it is a lesser offense than the crime of theft. Conversion often exists as both a civil and a criminal offense.

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Can the owner of a private establishment confiscate the personal property of a trespasser?

While I was reading this article, this line caught my eye: Anyone seen videotaping in any capacity will be deemed trespassing and will be escorted out by security. Your video equipment may or may ...
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Legal remedy for car being held hostage in a parking garage?

I ran into a weird situation a few days ago. I parked in a parking garage and when I later went to leave the pay machines were marked "cash only" because their credit card processing system was broken....
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Can the victim of a conversion recover money from a vendor to a converter?

Suppose B "converted" money entrusted to him by A. B then turns around and buys goods, say a car, from C using the converted funds. A can sue B for conversion, of course. But can A sue C as the ...
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Does Paypal have the authority to charge for currency conversion?

Paypal charges somewhere around 4% to convert US dollars to Aussie dollars when they pay me. What is this fee for? All conversions are computerised now. I have written them and they don't respond. To ...
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Do milk crates have registered owners?

Is there an actual milk crate registration system? What is the law by which use by other than the registered owner is punishable? Is there an index I can use to see who these milk crates are ...
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Stealing or obtaining ownership by fraud?

Scenario: John Doe goes to a car dealership and arranges to buy a car. He pays with a personal check, and the dealership accepts payment and signs over ownership to Mr. Doe. Mr. Doe goes a few ...
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Which takes precedence, conversion or bankruptcy?

Suppose Mr. Investor gives $50,000 to Mr. X to invest in his business. And suppose instead of investing in the business, Mr. X gives the $50,000 to his brother, a day or so later. That would be ...