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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Agricultural Law for Tennessee on
Q: I’d really like to know more about The Tennessee Meat and Poultry Inspection Act, mainly out of curiosity.

I was hoping I could get someone to summarize The Tennessee Meat and Poultry Inspection Act

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Aug 20, 2019

This is a very broad question. The Act is codified at TCA 53-7-201, et seq. Justia has the full text of the statutes on this website.

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1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law for Tennessee on
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... Read more »

Paul E. Tennison
Paul E. Tennison answered on Jul 10, 2019

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... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law, Construction Law and Environmental for Tennessee on
Q: Where would I find a law describing how I would get a permit to build a green way and other trails in my community?

I would like to build various trails on unused land that can not be accessed by roads and are owned by the government. Where would I look and how would I obtain a permit to build this in my community?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 25, 2019

A starting point could be to contact the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation. They have a Knoxville Environmental Field Office.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Contracts and Agricultural Law for Tennessee on
Q: If we allowed friends to keep an animal on a field we lease providing they cared for their animal and they did not

Do so and we have no contract, if given a 30 days notice to remove the animal via a Facebook message at the end of the 30 days if the animal is not removed do we have the right to claim the animal as our own and/or rehome it?

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Sep 4, 2017

Sounds like you did a good deed and allowed a friend to leave their animal with you. I am hoping by this time the friend has picked up their animal. If not, I would notify them that if they have not picked up the animal by a time certain you will be charging at so much a day. This will likely... Read more »

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