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Henson v. Reddin

Texas Court of Appeals
358 S.W.3d 428 (2012)


Henson (defendant) owned a half-interest in a business that used a polyurethane machine to spray truck-bed liners. The machine was clogged, inoperable, and mounted inside an enclosed trailer. Henson wanted to sell his interest in the business. Reddin told Henson he would buy the machine if he could get it working. Reddin spent $4,561.52 on parts and installed them. Instead of selling it Reddin, Henson moved the machine to an undisclosed location a day or two later and did not return the new parts to Reddin. Reddin called Henson multiple times and claimed Henson answered only once and refused to return the parts. Henson claimed he told Reddin to call and come get the parts. Meanwhile, polyurethane resin crystallized inside the machine, destroying the new parts. Reddin sued Henson for conversion. The trial court awarded Reddin $5,419.46. Henson appealed, arguing that the evidence did not establish conversion because he did not know he was taking Reddin’s property when he moved the trailer.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Walker, J.)

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