Favorite v. Miller
Supreme Court of Connecticut
407 A.2d 974 (1978)
At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, a group of patriots dismantled a statue of King George III in New York City, bringing the pieces with them on their way through New England. While in Connecticut, the pieces were recovered by a group of loyalists, who buried them in different areas, to be recovered at a later date. Many of the pieces were never recovered. In 1972, Louis Miller (defendant) entered upon the land of Mr. and Ms. Favorite (plaintiffs) after hearing that a piece of this statute might be buried on the land. Mr. Miller was aware that the property on which he was entering was private property. Through the use of a metal detector, Mr. Miller found a piece of the statue, dug it up, and entered into a contract to sell the piece to the Museum of the City of New York for $5,500. Mr. and Ms. Favorite then brought this action against Mr. Miller. The trial court ruled in favor of the Favorites, determining that the piece was mislaid and therefore belonged to the Favorites because it was located on their property. Mr. Miller then appealed to the Supreme Court of Connecticut.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Bogdanski, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students. Read more about Quimbee.
Here's why 170,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 13,800 briefs, keyed to 187 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.