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Q: Are there any laws pertaining to a diver recovering scrap metal that fell from barge in Tennessee River

We are cleaning river bottom where a scrap metal company has missed the barge while loading. The metal is underwater and we are not touching land at any time. Are we breaking any laws.

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Mar 25, 2024

In regards to your question about recovering scrap metal from the Tennessee River, it's essential to understand that various laws may apply. These include federal, state, and local regulations concerning environmental protection, salvage rights, and navigation. For instance, the Clean Water... View More

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Q: Who is responsible for my property damage caused from high velocity storm water from the alabama state highway drain pip

The flooding is more than 60ft wide and rapid. Resulting in erosion, pushes out my underpinnings, and all my house exits are flooded for a time.

Aldot has come out and cleared the drainage ditch last August the problem still persists, more frequently. That's all they will do. Im 750... View More

William Vann Burkett
William Vann Burkett
answered on Aug 4, 2022

It is possible that you have a claim against the state for what is called inverse condemnation. The state is generally not permitted to take or destroy private property without going through a formal condemnation procedure. However, the law is very technical as to what is considered a regulatory... View More

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Q: Apartment with black mold. Management agreed to remediate but dragging their feet. I'm a senior w/ asthma. Can you help?

This has been going on almost 6 months now. Have been consulting with Legal Services Alabama. But it seems we've reached an impasse. My biggest concern is whether apartment management will replace any items that must be discarded. But they're refusing to do that. And my renters insurance... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 29, 2022

This is something that an Alabama attorney is best suited to advise about, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal with the mold and the mold-induced asthma. At this point, you could reach out to injury attorneys who handle mold cases. Each state can have... View More

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Q: Is it illegal to mow grass clippings into the road in alabama
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on May 2, 2019

As a general matter throughout the nation, some jurisdictions have local regulations/codes that treat such clippings as hazards to the public or to traffic. This is aside from any state and local environmental or sanitation regulations that might apply.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights, Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for Alabama on
Q: I was told by the apartment management where I live that the manager doesn’t like me because I Jewish- I

I was prohibited from putting up a small menorah on my patio while other residents were decorating with trees and Christmas stuff- I have had 4 major leaks and floods and have mold- the second time they left holes half my height in my kitchen and bedroom for two months without fixing- the remedy... View More

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jan 23, 2019

Contact the ADL for your area. Call national if you're not sure.

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