Elements for a Claim of Conversion

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In Nevada, the elements for a claim of conversion are:

  1. A distinct and intentional act of dominion by one which is wrongfully exerted over the property of another;
  2. Act committed in denial of, or inconsistent with the rightful owner’s use and enjoyment of the property;
  3. Act committed in derogation, exclusion, or defiance of the owner’s rights or titled in the property; and
  4. Causation and damages.

M.C. Multi-Family Development, L.L.C. v. Crestdale Assoc., Ltd., 193 P.3d 536, 543 (Nev., 2008); Evans v. Dean Witter Reynolds, 5 P.3d 1043 (Nev. 2000); Bader v. Cerri, 96 Nev. 352, 609 P.2d 314 (1980); Wantz v. Redfield, 74 Nev. 196 (1958); Boylan v. Huguet, 8 Nev. 345 (1873).

 

See elements for other claims at the Nevada Law Library

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