Confusion Of Goods

A legal term for when the goods or property of two or more parties become commingled to the point where each party's respective items can’t be readily determined.

While the term can apply to money or property, it is most commonly used with physical goods such as fuel oils, grains, produce or minerals.

Confusion of goods may also be called "intermixture of goods".

Confusion of goods can either happen on purpose or by accident. If two or more people mutually decide to commingle their goods, then it is considered for the betterment of each, and no criminal or negligent act is taking place. However, if one person deliberately mixes goods or property with another without their consent, it is considered unlawful and the unknowing party may be awarded full rights to the entire property.


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  • confusion of goods — n. Mixing the property of different owners so that they can no longer identify their own goods. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. confusion of goods …   Law dictionary

  • Confusion of goods — Confusion Con*fu sion, n. [F. confusion, L. confusio.] 1. The state of being mixed or blended so as to produce indistinctness or error; indistinct combination; disorder; tumult. [1913 Webster] The confusion of thought to which the Aristotelians… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • confusion of goods — An intermingling or intermixture of goods owned by different persons to such extent that the property of each person can no longer be distinguished. 1 Am J2d Access § 1. A confusion may be the result of a wilful and fraudulent intermixture, but… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • confusion of goods — Results when goods belonging to two or more owners become intermixed to the point where the property of any of them no longer can be identified except as part of a mass of like goods. Johnson v. Covey, 1 Utah 2d 180, 264 P.2d 283. See also… …   Black's law dictionary

  • confusion — con·fu·sion n 1 in the civil law of Louisiana: a uniting of two interests or rights in property into one compare merger 1 2 in the civil law of Louisiana: the termination of an obligation by a person acquiring the right from which the obligation… …   Law dictionary

  • Confusion — Con*fu sion, n. [F. confusion, L. confusio.] 1. The state of being mixed or blended so as to produce indistinctness or error; indistinct combination; disorder; tumult. [1913 Webster] The confusion of thought to which the Aristotelians were liable …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goods — A term of variable content and meaning. It may include every species of personal property or it may be given a very restricted meaning. Items of merchandise, supplies, raw materials, or finished goods. Sometimes the meaning of goods is extended… …   Black's law dictionary

  • goods — A term of variable meaning, sometimes having the significance of personal property. Tisdale v Harris, 37 Mass (20 Pick) 9. Sometimes inclusive of corporate stock. Spencer v McGuffin, 190 Ind 308, 130 NE 407, 14 ALR 385. In other connections,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • confusion — This term, as used in the civil law and in compound terms derived from that source, means a blending or intermingling, and is equivalent to the term merger as used at common law. To mix or blend so that things cannot be distinguished. Spangler… …   Black's law dictionary

  • intermixture of goods — Confusion of goods; the confusing or commingling together of goods belonging to different owners in such a way that the property of no particular owner can be separately identified or extracted from the mass. See also confusion of goods …   Black's law dictionary

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