Court proceedings trial court rules money is mislaid property and belongs to

Court proceedings trial court rules money is mislaid

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Court proceedings: trial court rules money is mislaid property and belongs to landowners; appellate court rules money is treasure trove and belongs to construction worker; state Supreme Court reverses appellate court decision and affirms trial court ruling saying treasure trove classification outdatedPOINT: evolution of state finding statuteMeaux v. Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate WardSummary: while at gym, Meaux’s possessions stolen from locker; sues gym Court proceedings: trial court finds gym not negligent but failed to comply with bailment agreement and warranty; appellate court reversed saying no bailment existed because gym staff did not know content of property in lockerPOINT: bailmentWhatley v. Lindeman Inc.Summary: Whatley hires company to paint his plane; company stores plane in Lindeman hangar where it gets destroyed by fire; Whatley sues Lindeman for negligence Court proceedings: trial court rules in favor of Whatley on liability issue; appellate court affirmsPOINT: negligence and issue of whether bailment existed
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