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Nevada Law Library

Conversion (Theft)

In Nevada, the elements for a claim of conversion are:

1.         A distinct and intentional act of dominion by one which is wrongfully exerted over the property of another;

2.         Act committed in denial of, or inconsistent with the rightful owner’s use and enjoyment of the property;

3.         Act committed in derogation, exclusion, or defiance of the owner’s rights or titled in the property; and

4.         Causation and damages.

M.C. Multi-Family Development, L.L.C. v. Crestdale Assoc., Ltd., 193 P.3d 536, 543 (Nev., 2008); Evans v. Dean Witter Reynolds, 5 P.3d 1043 (Nev. 2000); Bader v. Cerri, 96 Nev. 352, 609 P.2d 314 (1980); Wantz v. Redfield, 74 Nev. 196 (1958); Boylan v. Huguet, 8 Nev. 345 (1873).