Monday, February 8, 2010

Did You Know?

Did you know that if you have a dog, you are legally required to keep the dog from "running at large"? This requirement amounts to a legal duty. Hence, if you breach the duty and your dog injures someone while they're at large, you'll be civilly liable for any injuries sustained by someone regardless of whether your dog has shown previous propensities of being dangerous.


And this one you might be surprised by:

Did you know that there is a cause of action for "breach of marriage promise"? Translation: if you call off your engagement, you could be sued by your former fiance/fiancee. Presumably, this was of greater importance in a world lacking equality between the sexes; however, it's still law in Tennessee and likely elsewhere in America.

* The above is law on the books in Tennessee. But my communication of this information to you via the world-wide web doesn't mean you and I have a lawyer/client relationship. If you need a lawyer -- and I'm a fan of people being legally-informed and represented -- I'd be happy to recommend one to you. Please feel free to email me.

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