An owner may sue to replevy stolen art and antiquities.
In contrast, New York law imposes on a stolen object's current possessor the burden of proving that the object was not stolen when an alleged victim of theft seeks to replevy the object.
In 1822, two circuit court judges of the state, independently, found that the application of the replevy law to extant contracts violated the U.S.
The new state legislature subsequently repealed the state's replevy law and resolved the court controversy in favor of the old Court (Conant 1969, p.
5th DCA 1995), there are two separate and distinct procedures for obtaining a replevy writ in Florida prior to entry of a final judgment.
Under the old law, a party seeking to replevy personal property was not required to show prior to seizure that goods were being wrongfully detained.