Texas Small Claims Cases

Conversion of Property

Conversion of property in Texas is when there is an unauthorized and wrongful assumption and exercise of control over the personal property of another, which is inconsistent with the owner’s rights.  For example, did you let your neighbor borrow your car and he never gave it back when you asked?  That’s conversion.

As with any case, the plaintiff must still prove their damages.  Be wary:  Texas forces you to pick the type of damages you ask for.  You either get damages for the value of the property that was converted OR the return of the property plus special damages for the loss of its use during the time it was converted.  Not both.