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Negligent Entrustment of Personal Property

If you entrust someone with personal property, and he or she injures someone with or when using the personal property, you may be liable to the injured party for “negligent entrustment.” In Missouri, the elements of negligent entrustment are: (1) the entrustee was incompetent by reason of age, inexperience, habitual recklessness or otherwise; (2) the entrustor knew…

Conversion, Specific Chattel

Conversion is a claim that involves the wrongful use/deprivation of personal property. To prevail on a claim for conversion, a plaintiff needs to prove that (1) he/she was entitled to possession of personal property, (2) the defendant exercised unauthorized control of the personal property and (3) deprived plaintiff of his/her right to possession. Broadly speaking,…

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