Estate's conversion case dismissed
The Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of Michael Lozen's conversion case against Diane Williams and other defendants. The Lozen Estate argued that the Defendants converted to their own possession gold and silver owned by Lozen's father. He had no direct evidence of conversion, however, and could only prove circumstantially that the Defendants enjoyed an "opportunity" to convert the property. Under the circumstances, this proof was deemed inadequate to hold the Defendants responsible for the loss of the property.