West Headnote of the Day – January 7, 2010

January 7, 2010

West's Key 1 Abandoned and Lost Property
West's Key 1II Finding Lost Goods
West's Key 1k10 k. In General; Loss of Property.

Where bags of groceries were discovered in car outside supermarket some 35 minutes before supermarket closed and owner did not retrieve groceries before supermarket closed, groceries were “mislaid” property rather than “abandoned.”
Kimbrough v. Giant Food Inc., 339 A.2d 688 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. 1975)

Suggested by Nicholas Phillips; University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, MD

1 Abandoned and Lost Property