2021 Georgia Code
Title 44 - Property
Chapter 12 - Rights in Personalty
Article 2 - Choses in Action
§ 44-12-20. "Chose in Action" Defined

Universal Citation: GA Code § 44-12-20 (2021)

A chose in action is personalty to which the owner has a right of possession in the future or a right of immediate possession which is being wrongfully withheld.

(Orig. Code 1863, § 2219; Code 1868, § 2213; Code 1873, § 2239; Code 1882, § 2239; Civil Code 1895, § 3072; Civil Code 1910, § 3648; Code 1933, § 85-1801.)


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 63 Am. Jur. 2d, Property, § 25.


- 73 C.J.S., Property, § 22.


- Necessity and sufficiency of statement in writing of consideration or price for sale of goods or choses in action in order to satisfy statute of frauds, 59 A.L.R. 1422.

Rights and remedies incident to subrogation to one but not both elements of a single cause of action for injury to person damage to property, 140 A.L.R. 1241.

Statute relating to joint tenancy in personal property as applicable to choses in action, 144 A.L.R. 1465.

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