Can An Operator of a Storage Lot Ask Payment for Towing and Storage Fees Pursuant to the Doctrine of Implied Contract ?
In Tabar v. Charlie's Towing Serv., Inc. (8th Dist. 1994), 97 Ohio App. 3d 423, the operator of a storage lot sought payment for towing and storage fees pursuant to the doctrine of implied contract or quantum meruit. the court found that storage charges could not be imposed until after the lot operator informed the vehicle's owner of the operator's possession of the vehicle and the charges its continued storage would generate. Id.