Landowners at some point are going to deal with the prospect of leasing land for themselves, or leasing their land to others. A lease is a contract and a good contract will be well thought out and written in such a manner that both parties clearly understand and agree upon the terms. Contract disputes often arise when contracts are “ambiguous”, that is … [Read more...]
Why Use Liability Waivers?
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 liability is exercise prudence in your … [Read more...]
Practical ways for hunting clubs to reduce liability
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 tone, commands the respect of the other hunters, … [Read more...]
Legal Devices to Help Hunting Clubs and Landowners Minimize Their Liability
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. … [Read more...]
Hunting Club Lawsuits – Could this happen to you?
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 So. 2d 184 (Ala. 1982) - Boy shot during deer … [Read more...]