Personal Property in a Nutshell / Edition 3

Personal Property in a Nutshell / Edition 3

by Barlow Burke
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0314263748

ISBN-13: 9780314263742

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: West Academic

This reference guide provides an authoritative summary of personal property that will enhance your ability to distinguish between title and possession. Teaches by example, using a set of readily understandable situations. Also includes the origins of substantive rules of law and procedure.

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This reference guide provides an authoritative summary of personal property that will enhance your ability to distinguish between title and possession. Teaches by example, using a set of readily understandable situations. Also includes the origins of substantive rules of law and procedure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314263742
Publisher:
West Academic
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Series:
Nutshell
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
4.87(w) x 7.37(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Table of Cases
Chapter I Wild Animals and First Possession
I The Leading Case
A. Control
B. Custom
C. Wild and Domestic Animals
D. Landowners as First Possessors
E. More Bee-Hive Cases
F. Rationi Soli in the United States
II Government as First Possessor
Chapter II Possession of Abandoned Personal Property
I A Leading Case: Eads v. Brazelton
A. James Buchanan Eads
B. The Controversy
C. Actual Possession
D. Citations to Eads
II A Recent Case: The Central America
Chapter III Other First Possessors and the Forms of Action
I The Forms of Action
A. A Leading Case
B. Property in One's Body: Moore v. Board of Regents
II The Plaintiff's Election
Chapter IV Prior Possession
I Choosing Replevin or Trover
A. The consequences of Choosing Trover
II The Reach of the Armory Rule
III Justifications for Protecting the Prior Possessor
IV The Measure of Damages
V The Armory Rule in Replevin Actions
VI The Problem of Successive Finders
VII Conclusion
Chapter V Finders
I Who is a Finder?
II Barring the true Owner's Right
III The Finder's Right
A. Public/Private Place of the Find
B. Lost/Abandoned/Mislaid Chattel
IV Other Categories
A. Chattel Embedded in or on Top of the Soil
B. Small/Bulky Chattel
C. Limited Entry Cases
D. A Comment on the Place of Finding, Type of Goods, and Limited Entry Cases
E. Treasure Trove and Buried Treasure
V Finders' Statutes
A. The Effect of Statutes on the Common Law of Finders
B. Finders' Rewards
C. Escheat
D. Unclaimed, Intangible, Personal Property Acts
Chapter VI Bailments
I Their Nature and Definition
A. Finders as Bailees
B. Bailments, Leases, Licenses and Sales
C. Returning the Chattel
D. Standard of Care
E. The Burden of Proof
F. The Measure of Damages
G. The Bailee's Liability for Misdelivery
H. Bailee's Failure to Return Chattel
II Commercial Bailments
A. Standard of Care
B. The Bailee's Burden of Proof and Persuasion for Damage to the Bailed Goods
C. Misdelivery
D. Limitations on Warehouser Liability
E. A Final Word on Innkeepers
Chapter VII Good Faith Purchasers
I The Problem
A. Void and Voidable Title
B. The Good Faith Purchaser
C. Insurable Interests in Stolen Chattel
D. Extinguishing the True Owner's Title in Favor of a Good Faith Purchaser
II The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)
A. Transfer
B. Good Faith
C. Value
D. Transaction of Purchase
E. Entrusting Chattel
F. Resale by a Vendor in Possession
III The Identity of the Fraudulent Purchaser
IV Liens
Chapter VIII Gifts of Personal Property
I Delivery
A. A Deed of Gift
B. American Cases
C. Symbolic and Constructive Delivery
D. Statutes Eliminating the Delivery Requirement
E. Gifts Through Third Parties
F. Corporate Stock
II Donative Intent
A. Conditional Gifts: Engagement Presents
B. Presuming Donative Intent
C. Some Problems on Delivery and Donative Intent
III Gifts Causa Mortis
IV Acceptance
Chapter IX Joint Bank Accounts
I Concurrent Interests in Personal Property
II Joint Bank Accounts
A. Statutory Treatment of Joint Accounts
B. Establishing a Joint Account
C. The "Wallet" Function: The Iner Vivos Right to Withdraw
D. The "Will" Function: Gifts to Surviving Account Holders
Chapter X Adverse Possession of Personal Property
I Adverse Possession and Statutes of Limitation
A. The U.C.C. and Chapin
II The Elements of Adverse Possession as a Gloss on Statutes of Limitations
A. "Open and Continuous" Adverse Possession
Chapter XI Accession and Confusion
I Accession
A. Conversion and Damages
B. Incorporation of Chattles Into Another's Property
C. Accession to Real Property
II Confusion
Chapter XII Common Law Estates in Peronalty
I Present Estates and Remainders
A. The Rule in Shelly's Case
B. Fee Tails
C. The Rule in Wild's Case
D. The Doctrine of Worthier Title
II Future Interests
A. The Rule Against Perpetuities
III Concurrent Estates
A. Tenancy by the Entireties
B. The Joint Tenancy
C. The Tenancy In Common
INDEX

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