Inmi-Etti v. Aluisi
Maryland Court of Special Appeals
492 A.2d 917, 63 Md. App. 293 (1985)
While visiting her American relatives, Adeorike Inmi-Etti (plaintiff) bought a car and arranged for the vehicle to be shipped to Inmi-Etti’s home in Nigeria. Before that shipment could take place, David Butler (defendant) intercepted the car, obtained an official certificate of title under false pretenses, and sold the car to the Pohanka automobile dealership (Pohanka) (defendant). Inmi-Etti heard of the transaction and sued Butler and Pohanka for conversion. Inmi-Etti’s suit also named James Aluisi as a defendant on a count unrelated to the conversion charges. In Pohanka’s defense, the dealership argued that even if Butler improperly acquired Inmi-Etti’s car, Pohanka bought the car in good faith and therefore acquired good title to the vehicle. The trial court entered a default judgment against Butler and summary judgment for Pohanka and Aluisi. Inmi-Etti appealed the Pohanka verdict to the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Karwacki, J.)
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