In a claim for conversion based on the defendant's wrongful detention of goods, it is ordinarily necessary to show that a demand has been made for the goods1. On the occasions when such a demand must be made, the claim will lie after the bailee has wrongfully refused or failed to comply with the demand2. The bailee cannot justify or excuse his failure to comply with the demand merely by proving that the chattel is no longer in his control or custody, or in that of anyone over whom he can exercise control, if he parted with it without
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