Orton v Butler: 3 May 1822

A count stating that defendant had and received to the use of the plaintiff a certain sum of money, to be paid by the defendant to the plaintiff upon request ; and the non-payment upon request, and that the defendant converted and disposed thereof to his own use, is bad upon demurrer. Conversion does not lie for money, taken and received as currency.


(1822) 5 B and Ald 652, [1822] EngR 285, (1822) 5 B and A 652, (1822) 106 ER 1329




England and Wales

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CitedLipkin Gorman (a Firm) v Karpnale Ltd HL 6-Jun-1991
The plaintiff firm of solicitors sought to recover money which had been stolen from them by a partner, and then gambled away with the defendant. He had purchased their gaming chips, and the plaintiff argued that these, being gambling debts, were . .
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Torts – Other

Updated: 07 December 2022; Ref: scu.259402