Commentary

85 Reversionary interests

BAILMENT vol 3(1)
BAILMENT vol 3(1) | Commentary

85 Reversionary interests

BAILMENT vol 3(1) | Commentary

85 Reversionary interests

The cases of extra-compensatory damages work largely on the assumption that the claimant has the immediate right to the possession of the goods at the time of the wrong1. Actions founded on mere reversionary interests in chattels normally attract the basic compensatory measure. In general, a claimant who lacks an immediate right to the possession of goods and sues for damage to his reversionary interest will recover damages according to the impairment of that interest and no more2. Where a lessor of goods on hire-purchase sues the hirer for conversion of the goods

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