If I intend to dump/auction a customer’s items that are being held in a rented trailer, what are my legal responsibilities?

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If I intend to dump/auction a customer’s items that are being held in a rented trailer, what are my legal responsibilities?

I own a trucking company and have a customer who has had his items in a rented trailer for the past 5 months. This has incurred about $10,000 rental and storage fees. The customer has been avoiding my calls and I don’t want to continue accruing costs. I intend to dump his items or auction them to supplement part of the cost. What are my legal responsibilities?

Asked on February 23, 2012 under Business Law, Maryland

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