National Employers’ Mutual General Insurance Assoc v Jones [1990] 1 AC 24

Facts: A car was stolen and passed through number of dealers. Ds had purchased the car in good faith.

Held: Neither the Factors Act 1889 nor the Sale of Goods Act 1979 operated so as to divest title from a person from whom goods had been stolen. The bona fide purchaser was not able to override the true owner’s title when the true owner had ceased to have possession of the goods because they had been stolen from him.

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