A person who has appropriated the land or chattels of another may prefer to return the subject matter rather than be held liable for its money equivalent in a law suit brought by the rightful owner. Whether the appropriator will improve his position by tendering specific restitution presents an interesting question. Because of the numerous remedies at the owner's disposal, it is impossible to formulate a single, concise answer.
William H. Kinsey,
DAMAGES - EFFECT OF DEFENDANT'S TENDER OF SPECIFIC RESTITUTION UPON PLAINTIFF'S ACTION TO RECOVER THE VALUE OF PROPERTY,
Mich. L. Rev.
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