- Property and title and choice of law
This chapter examines priorities and the loss of title. Even though the thing which an owner owns continues to exist, it is possible for that owner to lose his rights over that thing in circumstances other than where he has voluntarily disposed of his ownership. Obviously, if an owner voluntarily disposes of his interest in a thing, he loses his rights over the thing. Priority disputes concern the case where two rivals claim the same thing or where one person claims a right in a thing ranking more highly than another's claim in the same thing. Different questions arise where a subsidiary interest is created out of a larger set of rights. Where such subsidiary interests are created, and they conflict in the sense that two persons claim the same interest, the rival claims of the owners of these rights fall to be determined by the priority rules considered in this chapter.