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Professor Warren's monograph covers most of the field indicated in its title. He discusses the qualifications of a plaintiff in an action of trover, and the various ways of committing a conversion, namely, by taking, retaining, disposing of, using and altering the condition of chattels. He does not discuss the effect of a judgment and its satisfaction, and he gives only slight attention to what a teacher of Torts calls privileges to commit what, but for the privilege, would be a conversion, for example, abatement of nuisance, self- defense, defense ofproperty, private and public necessity, etc. He makes casual reference to the justification of an officer making a lawful seizure, but not to the justification of a bailee who surrenders goods pursuant to a court order.

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Book Review: Trover and Conversion: An Essay, 50 Harvard Law Review 374 (1936)

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