840. Possession by co-owners.

Where two or more persons are concurrent owners of the same property1, each ordinarily has both the possession and the right to possession of the whole contemporaneously with the others2. Hence one of two co-owners cannot ordinarily maintain an action against the other for the common chattel while it is in the other's possession3. However, co-ownership in goods does not prevent an action founded on conversion or trespass to goods where the defendant, without the authority of the other co-owners: (1) destroys the goods or disposes of them, or otherwise does anything equivalent to the destruction of the others'

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