Seattle, WA asked in Contracts, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for California

Q: Friends to pickup from place, store it, keep until picked up. Friends picked up only part of it and didn't give back.

I going in hospital and Friends to help me said they would go pick up and get all my stuff from house. I was moving from there. I trusted them.l and depended on them to do it and keep my things safe.they went and picked up part of my stuff. I can tell they ransacked my stuffand I got back only a few tubs where my stuff mixed together and things taken out and gone. tubs were only partially full and nearly empty. The majority of expensive stuff like jewelry, clothes, antiques and collectible I never got back. My friends say they don't know where my things are. They say they left them at the house I moved from. I think they are liable because when they agreed to it, it seems they would have had a duty to make sure they were safe, not taken, not sold, not given away, not used, or broke. I think because they thought I might die in the hospital they had a heyday with all my stuff. Are they responsible or are they not? Should I take to court for restitution and fair value?

1 Lawyer Answer
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info needed.

you will probably have a difficult time proving they took it or were negligent but the exact facts may determine that.

hopefully, you are healthy again.

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