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The 12-car Daytona wreck over the past weekend injured over 30 fans when flying debris got beyond the protective fence on the track. The success by victims in the inevitable lawsuits to follow will center on the extent that courts enforce the liability waiver on the back of the event tickets. Liability Waiver on Daytona […]

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 […]

Things to Consider when Buying a Business

by Mike Massey on September 3, 2012

Can you afford it? That seems like a simple one doesn’t it. Unfortunately, many purchasers get their hearts so set on buying a business that they fail to realistically consider the financial requirements. For instance, you may decide you can obtain the financing necessary to make the purchase and carry the note but what about the cash flow […]

Ways to Protect Your Customers and Your Land

by Mike Massey on May 11, 2012

If you have guests or customers using your land or coming to a business that you have on your property, there are a few easy steps to take to make sure your customers and your land are safe. Post and enforce safety rules. I cannot say this often enough. It isn’t enough to post safety […]

Practical ways for hunting clubs to reduce liability

by Mike Massey on February 10, 2012

Choose Good Leaders Preventing accidents is the best way to avoid liability. The tone for the standard of conduct for your club is set by your leaders and then usually followed by most of the other members. Consider this the next time you are electing officers. Be sure to pick someone who sets the right […]

Incorporate or form an LLC Hunting Clubs Hunting clubs can minimize liability exposure by incorporating. A properly organized corporation covers its members from personal liability for club activities. Many hunting clubs are nothing more than unincorporated associations, groups of hunters who are pooling their money to pay for a hunting lease.  Unincorporated associations do not […]

Hunting Club Lawsuits – Could this happen to you?

by Mike Massey on February 1, 2012

Discussed below are several cases which illustrate the types of issues which have given rise to lawsuits concerning hunting clubs, not just in Mississippi but in other states as well.  Ask yourself if things like this could happen at your club and then take measures to make sure it never does. Hall v Booth, 423 […]

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 […]

Hunting Related Accidents in Mississippi In Mississippi between 1998 and 2000 there were 71 hunting related accidents reported by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) in a two year study. Of the 71 incidents, 35 involved accidental shootings of another person while 11 were self-inflicted.  The remaining 25 accidents involved the use […]