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Liability

Reference Number: MTAS-269
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: September 14, 2016
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Landowners, including governmental entities, are free from liability for giving permission to another person for use of the landowner’s land for hunting, camping, canoeing, and a number of other specified recreational activities, except:

  • For the willful or wanton conduct or gross negligence resulting in failure to warn of a dangerous condition, use, structure, or activities;
  • Where the permission to make recreational use of the property ws for a fee or price;
  • To people to whom the owner owed a duty to keep the premises safe or to warn of danger. T.C.A. §§ 70-7-101–104.
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