conversion by bailee


conversion by bailee
Acts in derogation of the bailor's title or his possessory rights by a destruction of the property or some unlawful interference with his use and enjoyment of it, or dominion over it an appropriation of it by the bailee to his own use, or to the use of a third person, in disregard of or defiance of the owner's right, or a withholding of possession under a claim of title inconsistent with the title of the bailor. 8 Am J2d Bailm § 106.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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