Arnold Ray Parker v. William H. Clayton

Arnold Ray Parker v. William H. Clayton

In this suit for conversion, a truck owner alleges that his friend converted his truck for the friend’s own use and the friend asserts that the owner gave him the truck as a gift. The trial court found the owner was more credible and concluded the friend was liable for conversion. The court awarded the owner damages, including lost earnings to compensate him for the time he was unable to earn a living by driving his truck. The friend appealed, claiming the court erred by awarding the owner more than the dollar amount set forth in the complaint. We affirm the trial court’s judgment in most respects, but we modify the damages award to conform to the requested amount.

Authoring Judge: 
Judge Andy D. Bennett
Originating Judge: 
Judge Michael Binkley
Date Filed: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019