Supreme Court of Canada
Nichols v. McNeil,  S.C.R. 632
Nichols v. McNeil.
1917: May 22; 1917: June 22.
Present: Sir Charles Fitzpatrick C.J. and Davies, Idington, Duff and Anglin JJ.
ON APPEAL FROM THE SUPREME COURT OF NOVA SCOTIA.
Title to land—Married woman—Separate property—Evidence.
APPEAL from a decision of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, reversing the judgment at the trial in favour of the plaintiff.
The plaintiff, Nichols, received from one Mrs. Churchill a deed of a hotel property in Digby, N.S., and a bill of sale of the contents. The defendant, McNeil, obtained judgment against Mr. Churchill and seized the personal property in the hotel in execution thereof. In the plaintiffs action claiming damages for trespass by such seizure the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia held that Mrs. Churchill never had title to the personal property nor possession thereof other than her husband's possession and dismissed the action.
The Supreme Court of Canada after argument reserved judgment and on a later day dismissed the appeal with costs.
Appeal dismissed with costs.
Rogers K.C. for the appellant.
Mellish K.C. for the respondent.
 50 N.S. Rep. 67.