Asked in Agricultural Law for Tennessee

Q: On a horse trade with no contract whatsoever. What is the liability if one of the becomes sick?

I traded a horse to a gal with no contract or agreement. In fact she insisted on taking horse sooner than I wanted. 6 days later I'm notified by her horse is near death. Horse was fine when she left my care, I have pictures of the day before and pics from her on horses condition. Shes now trying to get her horse back or sue me.

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Paul E. Tennison

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  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: With no contract, you should likely not have liability as long as you were unaware of any issues about the horses health at the time you agreed to the trade. If you did not guarantee or warranty the health of the horse, then I do not think the other party has much of a case here. If you are sued you may want to consult with an attorney. Good luck.

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