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Retailer refusing to replace or refund purchased items which I forgot at the store

I bought some DVDs at the self checkout in Walmart but accidentally left them there. When I came back someone had stolen them. Walmart said that it was my fault and that they wouldn't offer a ...
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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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Does ownership of an abandoned/lost item at some point “revert” to the person who has found it?

Omar left his jacket in a pub and Alice picks it up after he left and chased after him, but by the time she got out and looked around on the street, he was already on the bus that rounded the corner ...
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