Quote from: jimmyjohn on April 19, 2006, 10:25:37 PMA>BB>C,D,EYup; A is the true owner. B is the first finder. Since C stole it, he has no valid claim on it. When D gets it from C, C can only transfer what interest in the property he has, which is none. So when D sells to C, C buys no legitimate interest in the property.Wouldn't matter in the end though, since A saw E with them. As the true owner, her right trumps all others, whether B or E has the ring.
Who has the "more significant" right to a piece of property that was lost by person A, found by person B, stolen by person C, sold to dealer D, bought by person E, when person A sees person E wearing her "lost" ring and demands its return.
Thief A would have better title than Thief B (assuming Thief B stole it from Thief A)