My question involves personal property located in the State of: Missouri
I recently sold a vending machine that was given to me by the owner of the company that I work for. The machine was aquired with a building that was purchased for our new location. The machine was in the building when the building was vacant and upon purchase of the building, we assumed that it now belonged to the owner. I kept the machine and used it personally for over 6 years. I then decided that I no longer needed the machine, and needed some cash.
I listed it online and sold it locally to a guy who was going to put it at his place of business. Well, a month or so after I sold it to him, he called and told me that the machine belonged to (the company of the product who's name was on it) and they wanted it back. They claim it was stolen. So, he wanted his money back and I said no. Now he is sueing me for the price of the machine. Can he do that? I don't feel that I've done anything wrong. And my employer does not want to get involved. I really don't want them involved as it may lead to my termination.