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Tort/Negligence – Conversion – Bona fide Purchaser for Value – Rare Coins (access required)

King v. Brooks. Even if a defendant’s status as a bona fide purchaser for value is a valid defense to a claim of conversion, when requesting a non-pattern jury instruction, the defense must be stated properly. The trial court correctly denied defendant’s jury charge request because his requested instruction required the jury to make an irrelevant finding, i.e., that the defendant purchased currency.

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