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SOUTH BEVERLY WILSHIRE JEWELRY & LOAN v. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF LOS ANGELES (GORDON), B172846

Plaintiff did not protect his title to goods he placed on consignment by utilizing provisions of the California Uniform Commercial Code, and is consequently not entitled to the benefit of the common law rule that a thief cannot pass title to stolen property where an innocent third party takes from the consignee for value and without notice.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/29/2004
  • Published 07/29/2004

Judges

  • CROSKEY, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Thelen Reid & Priest LLP, Curtis A. Cole, James H. Turken and Nicole M. Duckett, Los Angeles, for Petitioners., Lavely & Singer Professional Corporation, William J. Briggs, II and Michael D. Holtz, Los Angeles, for Real Party in Interest., Robert S. Gerstein, Santa Monica;  Huron Maki & Johnson LLP, Henry I. Bushkin and Craig Wu, Los Angeles, for Bobby Freedman as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioner., Law Offices of Dennis Holahan and Dennis Holahan, Los Angeles, for Diamond Dealers Club, Inc., as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Real Party in Interest.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance by Respondent.
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