In this chapter, we consider various kinds of intentional interferences with plaintiff’s goods and land. We are concerned primarily with three torts: (1) trespass to land; (2) trespass to chattels (i.e., goods); and (3) conversion (the taking of goods). Here are the main concepts in this chapter:
Trespass to land: Trespass to land occurs when the defendant enters the plaintiff’s land, or causes another person or an object to enter the plaintiff’s land.
Intentional trespass: As a matter of semantics, the phrase “trespass to land” usually covers only intentional entry on another’s land. (Negligent entry is also a tort, but it is usually classified as an aspect of the general tort of negligence, and is not covered in this chapter.)