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19 Jan

TORT 1.7 TRESPASS TO GOODS (INTRODUCTION)

INTERFERENCE WITH GOODS/CHATTEL.

From the preceding lectures, you would have gotten an understanding of assault, battery and false imprisonment. These are personal torts or torts interfering with a person.

Now we move on to torts interfering with goods/chattel. The torts under this head include (but are not limited to); conversion, detinue, trespass to chatterl per se…

Chattel is any property (other than land or other immovable property) which is capable of being owned. The law aims to protect the right to enjoy property and prevent unjustified interference with goods. They are actionable per se- See Davis v. Lagos city Council.

Types of interference with goods.

  1. Trespass to chattel per se.

Kindly note this introduction given above for the successive lessons up to the lesson on defenses to trespass to goods. Thank you.

Isochukwu

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