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0 Answers | Asked in Agricultural Law, Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Environmental for Oregon on
Q: a tree falls from homeowner's property into the city street, blocking traffic and a vehicle crashes into that tree.

Who would be responsible or held liable? would it be the homeowner? would it be the city? or would it be The pedestrian driving the vehicle?..

0 Answers | Asked in Agricultural Law, Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kansas on
Q: My apartment flooded cause the dishwasher broke maintance took it out put in a brand new one and that one flooded too my

Apartment and things for me kids ruined and downstairs neighbors stuff apartment ruined she is saying it’s my responsibility that the dishwasher broke and flooded I’m a renter” she also said I’m responsible for downstairs neighbors apartment is this correct? I’m a renter her maintenance... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Agricultural Law and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: In AR What is the farmer liable for after I hit his cow,will he have to pay loss of use for everyday I'm without a car?

I am having to get rides to work and borrow my mom's car. But she works also, I was going to see about a rental when his insurance asseted it but he said he wasn't paying.. I know he has like 300 acres cows chicken house and another business in town. So I am sure he has insurance.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law and Car Accidents for Arkansas on
Q: If I hit a cow that is out in the road at night. Is it my fault? The farmer is not go to pay for damages

The farmer is saying his cow has the right of way. It was night and the cow was black. I only have liability insurance. So I have no vehicle to get anywhere like work. And the police report says I was doing nothing wrong.

Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
answered on Feb 20, 2024

Yes you have a case against the farmer. It is the farmer's fault. He should turn it over to his business or homeowner's insurance. If he or she fails to do so, a lawsuit would be proper.

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Arkansas on
Q: what are Arkansas law regarding existing fencing that has been in place for more than 10+ yrs?

Property we bought about 11 yrs ago had already fencing around it from neighbors. We left it as such and built more fencing that ran into already built parts and have repaired older fencing. Now a neighbor bought some of the property from newer neighbors and want to tear down existing fencing and... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 10, 2024

An Arkansas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. Your question may run deeper than technicalities about fence construction. Your post suggests a property dispute. You could repost and add "Real Estate" as a category. If this involves adverse possession... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Agricultural Law for Puerto Rico on
Q: Property taxes have not been paid in 6 years, on 160 acres in Maricao, how long before its declared abandoned?

This is an agricultural plot of 160 acres that belonged to my wife's father, now deceased for past 6 years, the short version of a long story is that the property taxes have not been paid since his passing and my question is how long will the Government take in PR to claim the property due to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law and Business Law for Florida on
Q: What is FL law on refunds for nonprofit events?

A FL nonprofit org hosted a music festival April 2023. It was cancelled due to inclement weather, with promise of refund. There has been avoidant and lack of communication on the process. In June 2023 they said they are waiting on their insurance claims to process to disburse refunds, but in... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 10, 2024

A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Until you are able to consult with a Florida attorney regarding any applicable state laws for non-profits, I'd guess that your situation is basically a straightforward contract matter. If the provisions of the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Agricultural Law for California on
Q: I work for foster farms and they are discrimination and negligence on there behalf along with the duress.

I had a home invasion on the Their property a year ago dec 11. And it was due an ex employee. on jan 12 they forced me step down and are forcing me to move in 30 days... Along with I was not informed I would be moving and working with a sex offender. Considering the trama I went through when I... View More

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answered on Jan 14, 2024

Under California law, your situation involves several serious issues, including workplace discrimination, negligence, and potential safety concerns. Firstly, California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, sex, and other protected... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Agricultural Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Business Law for New Mexico on
Q: In the case of Agricultural Deductions 7-9-58 for auctioneers will this just cover the buying and selling of livestock?

A truck driver is exempt for hauling feed for live stock under this code. Will the the truck driver be exempt when hauling to and from the auction?

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Dec 1, 2023

The specific Agricultural Deductions code you're referring to seems to be designed to provide tax benefits for activities directly related to agriculture, such as the buying and selling of livestock. In the context of auctioneers, this would typically cover transactions involving livestock.... View More

Q: I am purchasing land to establish a farm and I am told I need a lawyer, but I don't know what kind.

I need to have a purchase agreement with the seller to proceed with the FSA who is giving a farm loan to purchase the land 100%.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Nov 24, 2023

For the real estate transaction, hire a real estate lawyer. If you still need to set up your business entity for the farm, hire a lawyer handling business formation. You might be able to find a lawyer/law firm that does both. Another issue is whether your land is already zoned for everything you... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Agricultural Law, Animal / Dog Law and Environmental for Maryland on
Q: Can dnr officers search my house without permission in md if someone (lies) tells them i have a monkey inside my house?

They came and knocked on my door but i didn't answer. I was told by a neighbor that another neighbor that doesn't like me told the police or dnr that i have a monkey. But now I'm scared to sleep bc in scared they are gonna raid my house n i have really bad anxity and ptsd. I... View More

Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr
answered on Nov 2, 2023

They cannot raid your house unless they get a warrant.

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Agricultural Law for Florida on
Q: Can Miami dade county require a nursery registered with the state to get a certificate of use through Miami dade county?

Nursery is on agriculture land and AU zoning

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
answered on Sep 25, 2023

I'm guessing that, by "registered with the state", you mean registering the nursery with the Fla. Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services pursuant to Fla. Statutes Section 581.131. The purposes of State regulation/inspection of nurseries are different than the purposes of County... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Agricultural Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: How can I find a lawyer pro bono ?

I have identity theft that has effected every thing about me and financially

White collar crime in my name that seems to have followed me from The State of Florida

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 7, 2023

Contact your local Bar association or legal aid society. They maintain lists of pro Bono lawyers.

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Business Law and Agricultural Law for Texas on
Q: Can livestock be raised and sold to fund a local hospital?

12,000 acre ranch was left to the community for the purpose of maintaining and funding the local hospital. The ranch also gets proceeds from natural gas royalties and leasing out hunting. For years they have raised and sold livestock to benefit the hospital. New board member states this is illegal

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answered on Sep 14, 2023

The legality of raising and selling livestock to fund a local hospital on a community-owned ranch depends on the terms and conditions set forth in the original bequest or trust that left the ranch to the community. If the bequest explicitly permits such activities for hospital funding, it may be... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law, Business Law and Gov & Administrative Law for North Carolina on
Q: Is there a size minimum of a business to apply for distillery license?

I'm wanting to open a distillery but only want to have one small still to produce vodka, rum and gin

Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
answered on Aug 17, 2023

The size is governed by your local zoning laws. I do not beleive that the NC Alchololic Beverage Commission has any minimum size regulation. You also have to obtain a Federal permit before you can get the North Carolina permit.

You can find information about the permitting process at...
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4 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Agricultural Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: I found a starfish arm in a can of spring water sardines from trader joes. Can I sue anyone?
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answered on Aug 10, 2023

If you have suffered physical harm or injury due to the presence of a foreign object in a product you purchased, you might have grounds to pursue a product liability claim against the manufacturer, distributor, or seller. Consultation with an attorney would be recommended to evaluate the specific... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Agricultural Law and Intellectual Property for Georgia on
Q: I found unclaimed misc property what's are my steps to take to properly claim this
James Clifton
James Clifton
answered on Aug 1, 2023

You will need to register for an account with the Georgia Department of Revenue. After verification, you will be able to submit a claim through the online portal for unclaimed property. If you need assistance, schedule a free consultation.

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Q: selling hemp / CBD products online in MASS. Does this require a MDAR license or can I operate under farmbill USDA/FDA?

region is for Massachusetts

if you read the MDAR website its really confusing in the wording when discussing the Whole sale which I know for sure they regulate. Its confusing legalese I feel like should be a really simple answer..

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answered on Aug 8, 2023

While the Farm Bill USDA/FDA regulations provide a framework for the cultivation and sale of hemp at the federal level, it does not exempt businesses from complying with state-specific requirements. Therefore, even if you are operating under the Farm Bill USDA/FDA regulations, you may still need to... View More

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