Loeschman v Machin: 1818

If a hirer of the goods sends them to an auctioneer to be sold, he is guilty of a conversion of the goods; and if the auctioneer afterwards refuses to deliver them to the owner, unless he will pay a sum of money which he claims, he is also guilty of a conversion.


Abbott J


(1818) 2 Stark 311, [1818] EngR 36, (1818) 171 ER 656



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CitedMarcq v Christie, Manson and Woods Ltd CA 23-May-2003
The claimant’s stolen painting was put up for sale by the defendant. On being withdrawn, they returned it to the person who had brought it in. The claimant sought damages.
Held: There was no reported case in which a court has had to consider . .
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Updated: 29 April 2022; Ref: scu.182761