Authority of Law

The circumstances under which acts that would otherwise constitute a conversion are not considered a conversion include:

  • when they are done under authority of law,
  • when they are done by direction or order of a court, or
  • when they are done by authority of valid process.[i]

[i] Taylor v. Gelfand, 233 Ga. App. 835, 505 S.E.2d 222 (1998); Mubarez v. State, 115 Misc. 2d 57, 453 N.Y.S.2d 549 (Ct. Cl. 1982); Terry v. Plunkett-Jarrell Grocery Co., 220 Ark. 3, 246 S.W.2d 415, 29 A.L.R.2d 1264 (1952); State Nat. Bank v. Ladd, 1916 OK 930, 65 Okla. 14, 162 P. 684 (1916); Hopper v. Bills, 255 La. 628, 232 So. 2d 296 (1970).


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