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1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Alabama on
Q: If someone is driving by my house blowing train horns repeatedly is it against the law and what can I do about it?

Someone who doesn’t like me comes by my house regularly and blows train horns that he has hooked up to his truck and recently spooked my horse. My horse ran into the side of our barn due to this. We’ve reported him to the police for running me off the road and harassment but they say there is... Read more »

Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Jan 19, 2022

You can look into if your city or county has a local noise ordinance, but if the police refuse to enforce it that may be a problem. You may want to call the city attorney or district attorney to discuss the matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Agricultural Law on
Q: During a storm, my neighbour's tree blew down severely damaging the entrance gate to a field I own.

He has paid for a replacement but who now owns the original, damaged gate?

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jan 6, 2022

In most States the original owner still owns that personal property, junk or not. Since the neighbor paid for a new one, you might want to offer the destroyed gate to him. Especially since you did not have to sue him or make an insurance claim.

Q: Looking for my uncla money I'm not able to access
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 7, 2021

What is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law and Civil Rights for Tennessee on
Q: Need an explanation of this code.

I cuRecently own 16 acres in Tennessee and want to know if we are able to apply for a farm exemption

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Nov 30, 2021

Do not know what a "farm exemption" is. But you probably mean you want to put the land in the Greenbelt. Go to your Tax Assessor and get the form. Carefully read it, then execute and file it with the Assessor. If not approved, there is not much you can do with only 16 acres,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Agricultural Law and Land Use & Zoning for Florida on
Q: Do the 7yrs in adverse possession claim in Florida starts the date of actual possession or the date you file the claim?
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 19, 2021

The date of actual possession.

You refer to Florida Statute 95.18 Real property actions; adverse possession without color of title (one of the two adverse possession statutes in Florida):

"(1) When the possessor has been in actual continued possession of real property for 7...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Agricultural Law for Tennessee on
Q: A horse spooked at a horse show and ran onto a state highway and hit a vehicle. Who all can be liable? Promoter???

Can the promoter, owner of rink property and / owner of horse.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Nov 10, 2021

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. Poor animal must have been terrified. I hope the horse and the occupants of the vehicle are okay. From a textbook analysis, everyone is probably going to be pointing fingers at each other. But for a meaningful... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law, Business Formation, Business Law and Communications Law for Utah on
Q: Threaten me with a cop to my house

I used to asked for a ride for about a week to this lady about 56 she said yes I them needed another ride for two weeks I asked she said yes. I willingly start giving her money for gas so I won’t feel bad even though it is on the way. We started being friends and started going out after work... Read more »

Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor answered on Oct 22, 2021


If anything, this would be a civil matter. A cop will not get involved in this capacity. If she feels her claim is strong enough, she will sue you. Until then just ignore it and or block her number if she continues to harass you.

I hope this helps.


1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Agricultural Law for California on
Q: Is there any law regarding how much off the clock personal time is spent commuting, in a company truck.

I do pest control and i get paid for on the clock hours only. My trips to my first a lnd last jobs are not covered. My company has recently made my commute more then 20-30 miles away and i now spent approximately 2.5-3 plus hours in my day unpaid. I also can not start early (to help me avoid heavy... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Oct 21, 2021

Generally an employer is not required to pay employees for their commute to and from work and home. However some exceptions exist that may mean you should be compensated.

Even if employees use personal vehicles for their commute, they may be entitled to pay for travel time if they are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law for Florida on
Q: If I killed a bear in a car accident am I required to stop and report the authorities by law in florida

Can I be charged?

Michael  Mayoral
Michael Mayoral answered on Oct 12, 2021

The law appears to be that you are not legally required to stop and report the accident to the authorities if the accident only involved your automobile and the bear. If the accident involved another car, you absolutely have to stop and exchange information. You also don't want to stop and get... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Tax Law and Agricultural Law for Texas on
Q: My mother just passed and she was 1/4 owner of 640 acres give or take. I was informed today that the other current

Parties want to sell. Since my brother and I inherited my mothers party what should we be asking

Isaac Shutt
Isaac Shutt answered on Sep 23, 2021

You should definitely meet with a probate lawyer. You will want some sort of official legal documentation to show that you now hold title to your mother's portion of the property. Plus, you want an attorney to make sure you're getting your fair share. Contact a probate attorney to see... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Agricultural Law for Nevada on
Q: We ,own a golf course within city limits, are we required to keep free range cattle off of our golf course?
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 21, 2021

Even generally, you, as golf course owners must control the perimeter of your golf course to ensure that random animals do not destroy or interfere with the gold course operations. If you still have concerns, reach out to the municipal or county office to receive the appropriate guidance on that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Municipal Law, Agricultural Law and Land Use & Zoning for Maryland on
Q: Is there a way to own a rooster if my county’s municipal code states that owning a rooster is prohibited?

I live in Frederick county Maryland and our municipal code states that only female chickens are permitted; no roosters. There is a rooster at my local animal shelter that I have grown quite found of. I was wondering if there are any ways to get around this rule prohibiting them. Could registering... Read more »

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Sep 9, 2021

Kinda like asking if there’s a way around speed limits because, well, you are fond of driving fast and speed is emotionally calming to you. If there’s no exception in the law that prohibits roosters, which I have not looked up, then there’s no way around it. Areas are zoned as farmland and... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Real Estate Law and Agricultural Law for Utah on
Q: So my grandmother before she passed took me down to the bank and

Quick claimed 3.25 million dollars worth of property into my name and once she passed the her daughters my mom and aunt foraged another quick claim deed into there names and sold the properties and I need help to bring them to justice and get whatever I can out of it.

Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.
Mr Aric M Cramer Sr. answered on Aug 13, 2021

This issue is a Probate/Real Estate issue. And it is called a Quit Claim Deed.

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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Agricultural Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: How can you determine if a Right-of-Way is "express" or "by necessity?"

We bought a house, there was a farm lane designated as right-of-way to another parcel owned by the sellers. When they sold the land, they sold the back parcel separately, this parcel had a deed mentioning the right of way but no other details other than it is 50 feet.

The new owner of... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Aug 10, 2021

Express Easements are encumbrances granted in a Deed of Easement, in the legal description of the servient tenement's Deed or its chain of title. Easement of Necessity arise by landlocked parcels and tracts. It appears the subject Easement also exists by Prescription. If you block the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Agricultural Law for Texas on
Q: Friend ask us to watch their dog. We returned the dog home and put the dog in the backyard. Is that animal cruelty?

As, they told us they would be home in 10-15 mins so we told them we put the dog in the backyard with his things and water. Told them we had to get going because it was late. They are now saying since we put the dog in the backyard that it’s animal cruelty and their going to call the police on us.

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Jul 8, 2021

On the facts stated, there is no animal cruelty.

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law and Real Estate Law on
Q: Do married daughters have inheritance right on ancestral agricultural land?

We are only two sisters. In this case, will the land go to my uncle's family.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 25, 2021

Not exactly sure of your question nor what State you are in. But almost every State has similar Intestate Succession Laws, where a surviving spouse takes at least a third or more of the predeceasing spouse's property. Most land goes to the heirs at law and a surviving spouse is always a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law for Tennessee on
Q: Official farm name in Tennessee

I’m wanting to get a official farm name in Tennessee but do not know if they will tell me to do taxes after getting one.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 4, 2021

I assume you actually want to incorporate a farming enterprise, with the entity under a corporate name. And yes, the new corporation will have to pay taxes under a new tax id. Whether the land is part of the corporation or not needs to be carefully considered.

Hire a competent TN...
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1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Agricultural Law, Environmental and Health Care Law on
Q: Can we install seasonal threshing machine in residential area even any people house the distant around 10 meter in H.P

Actually my naver installed seasonal threshing machine in from of my house around distant of 10 meter and it causing sound and air pollution . Any rules or law so they can remove it from this place ? its there personal land.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on May 7, 2021

Noise violations are generally governed by local laws. If there are such ordinances in your area, they would probably appear in village or city codes. In terms of air pollution, that could fall under the legal theory of nuisance, which is a tort that involves interference with the use and enjoyment... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law for Arizona on
Q: Can I sue McDonalds for dropping coffee on me?

Today, I was waiting in the area where they told me to wait since they still needed to make the decaf coffee. The lady looked like she was in a rush when she finally came out to me. Well when handing me the coffee, she spilled it on my pants and onto my thighs and private parts (this is coffee that... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 3, 2021

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal. The best way to answer your question could be to reach out to Arizona law firms and discuss in more detail. If you have records of medical care in connection with the accident, attorneys... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law for Louisiana on
Q: I thought it was legal to drive these I got pulled over and now I’m trying to figure out the laws on these more

I was pulled over and I got those cause I have no license and I was told to get it cause it was legal

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 5, 2021

A Louisiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a month. From the description, it isn't clear what it was that you were driving - but since you posted under Agriculture, it suggests possibly a farm vehicle or an off-road vehicle? If you got a warning for no license,... Read more »

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