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Baseball caught: Ownership? Can one leave?

See Popov v. Hayashi. The person who caught the ball, or who first obtained possession of the ball, becomes the owner. Prior to the time the ball was hit, it was possessed and owned by Major League ...
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Baseball caught: Ownership? Can one leave?

Who owned the ball? Was it actually the woman's? My own legal assessment leans to "no" because no transfer of ownership was intended and the ball was probably not "abandoned". On ...
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Baseball caught: Ownership? Can one leave?

A line from the Dodgers own website states in the 'Foul Balls and Milestone Balls section reads, "The Dodgers are happy for guests to keep any baseball hit into the stands as a souvenir." It ...
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What did Arden LJ mean by "estate", in "legal estate in the shares" of an unlimited corporation?

This is a use of the term "estate" to simply mean something like "extent of property interest." It is not a common use, and somewhat archaic, but not unheard of. The distinction ...
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Estate vs. Interest v. Right v. Title

The Black's Law dictionary definition of the word "right" in my hard copy hardback version extends to one and a quarter pages of fairly small print. Some key pertinent excerpts are as ...
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