The profits of an estate received by a tenant in wrongful possession and recoverable by the landlord.
- During that time, the subtenant on the land will be in the position of a trespasser, and as such can be required to pay mesne profits to the landlord.
- An action for mesne profits, unlike ejectment, allows the claimant to claim damages for his loss during the period that he has been dispossessed.
- Here, the plaintiff's claim to mesne profits is dependent upon it showing that as between it and the defendant, it was entitled to possession of the property.
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