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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation for Mississippi on
Q: Is a neighbor you share a backyard fence with required by law to pay half when the fence needs replacing? (Mississippi)

This was an existing fence in a portion of my backyard when I purchased my home in 2003. It fell down during Katrina and my neighbors added 2x4 support boards to the existing frame and hung it back up. It’s an eyesore and it’s rotten and falling down. I have written them and tried to discuss... View More

Michael Graves
Michael Graves
answered on Oct 25, 2021

The fence belongs to (i.e., is owned by) whoever's property it is on. There may be a zoning/building ordinance in your city/county that requires that the "smooth" side of the fence be on one side or the other, you would need to check that with your local planning and/or building... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Appeals / Appellate Law, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Mississippi on
Q: Can a witness write a statement an go to court an give t totally different statement
Michael Graves
Michael Graves
answered on Jul 16, 2021

Yes, "anyone can lie". However, if there is a prior written statement which is either signed by the person or can otherwise be proven to be in that person's handwriting, that written statement can be used in court to "impeach" the credibility of the person's court... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Mississippi on
Q: Can a city clerk own a business in the town they are clerk in?
Michael Graves
Michael Graves
answered on Jul 15, 2021

If you are a contract employee with the City, which I would doubt, there may be a provision in the contract which provides that you cannot have other employment; if so, that would potentially be a problem. Absent that, there would be no prohibition against you owning a business in the city just... View More

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