- D found and converted trees into 158,000 barrel hoops which are alleged to be worth $800.
- D claims that he cut timber in good faith relying on permission from what he supposed to be from the parties who had the right to give it.
-Owner can reclaim if altered provided there is no destruction of substantial identity.
-If a thing is changed into a different species (i.e. wine from grapes), product belongs to the new operator, who must then make satisfaction for the materials that were converted.
-When a wrong is involuntary, owner of the original materials is precluded from reclaiming the property (i.e., when wood is turned into a piano).
-If there is intentional mingling, the wrongdoer loses all.
-The value increased 100 times, which is more important than the change and transformation.
-New trial ordered.
Topics: Conversion, good faith.