Conversion is a common law tort cause of action. Conversion is when one person acts inconsistently with another person’s ownership rights of the property of another person. To have a cause of action for conversion the 1) plaintiff has to own or have possession of the property; 2) defendant unlawfully exercised control over the property without the permission of the plaintiff, or inconsistently with the plaintiff’s ownership rights; 3) plaintiff requested or demanded return of the property and; 4) defendant did not comply with the request to return or cease use of the property.
Conversion is a strictly liability offense which means if the defendant is guilty if the elements described above are met. If you believe that your property has been converted, contact an NNK attorney immediately 972-939-4878.