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LIENS - Possessory liens - Storer’s liens - Owner’s remedies - Demand for surrender of possession

Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 12:50 PM  

Appeal by towing companies from the application judge’s decision dismissing their application for an exemption under s. 89(1) of the Indian Act (Act). The appellant towing companies were owned by members of the Six Nations of Grand River Reserve, Brant County. They had towed and stored vehicles insured by the respondent after the vehicles were involved in accidents or stolen. After the accidents or thefts, ownership transferred to the insurance company. There was a dispute among the parties regarding towing and storage fees. The insurance company...