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landowners

One phrase from the most famous prayer of all says:   “… and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us”…   Some translate the word “trespasses” as sins, others as “debts”.  Today, we think of trespassing in a different context, involving violations of landowner rights.  But the origins of the word make […]

Liability Waivers

by Mike Massey on February 4, 2013

Liability waivers are a good idea when inviting people to come on your property. Give them the waiver in advance of the activity; this gives them time to read and consider the waiver before signing it. This gives you a stronger legal standing with regards to the waiver. The most important part of reducing your […]

Landowner Liability Issues

by Mike Massey on January 25, 2012

Landowners face potential liability when they allow others to use their land for hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, etc.  However, the state of Mississippi along with many other states have passed recreational land owner liability statues that limit the liability of land owners in certain situations. No Fee Access – Landowner Protected by Mississippi Code If […]

A common question asked by Mississippi landowners is about the legal obligation a landowner owes to a trespasser.  Landowners often worry that individuals trespassing on their property, hunting their property boundaries, fishing in their ponds, driving 4-wheelers through their old logging roads, might sue them if injured. Your Responsibilities As A Landowner However, in Mississippi […]