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Q: Can I challenge people to mutual combat if I loan them the nessicary protective gear and offer a waiver in TN?

Recently I was booted by my school, then told if I didn't sign an agreement to pay their parking fees they would keep the boot on my car. I'd like to challenge that staff member and campus officer to mutual combat via fisticuffs (with the nessicary PPE provided by myself).

2 Lawyer Answers
Cayley Turrin
Cayley Turrin
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Franklin, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: No.

James L. Arrasmith
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A: No, it is illegal to engage in mutual combat in Tennessee, even if both parties consent to it. Mutual combat is considered a form of assault and is prohibited by law. Engaging in mutual combat can result in criminal charges and other legal consequences. Additionally, attempting to challenge a school staff member or campus officer to a fight could result in disciplinary action from the school or legal action against you. It is not advisable to pursue this course of action.

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