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Ambiguities I

September 2010 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390672 8190 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1271-12

The case-in-chief is Gaudreau v. Harder, Massachusetts 2001. In this edition we see how ambiguous deeds must be interpreted through the extrinsic evidence that points to the true intent of the conveyance. In this case, the most compelling extrinsic evidence was the testimony of the landowners. This is testimony that is often ignored by the land surveyor. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 7 pages. This 9-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Best Available Evidence I

January 2011 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390671 8189 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1274-12

The case-in-chief is Northrop v. Opperman, Wisconsin 2011. As we learn from this case, acquiescence is not only a boundary settlement doctrine but it is also an evidentiary tool. See how acquiescence became the best available evidence of the true location of the section line in question. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 22 pages. This 24-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Best Available Evidence II

February 2011 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390670 8188 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1277-12

The case-in-chief is Appeal by Janet Reed, Kansas 2010. This case pits existing monuments within a subdivision against new measurements and prorated corner locations. What’s the best available evidence of true location of the property lines, the existing monuments that do not meet the surveyor’s precision expectations or precise measurements that match protracted lot lines drawn on a map? This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 40 pages. This 42-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Best Available Evidence III

March 2011 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390669 8187 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1272-12

The case-in-chief is Chebro v. Audette, Connecticut 2010. This is another case where monuments that, apparently, where not set with very much precision are challenged by new and precise measurements. Read the surprising testimony of a veteran surveyor as he describes how measurements are superior to monuments. See if you agree, especially when the monuments are so far off from where they are supposed to be. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 8 pages. This 10-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Best Available Evidence IV

May 2011 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390168 8186 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1275-12

The case-in-chief is Eisenbarth v. Horn, Washington 2009. We’ve already seen how important it is to appear credible to the trial court and much of the surveyor’s credibility comes from how comprehensive the survey was or was perceived to be by the court. This case explores not only the concept of best available evidence concept, but also how the gathering an evaluation of the best available evidence may be all that is needed to win the day in court. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 10 pages. This 12-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Boundary Establishment I

April 2009 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390166 8185 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1278-12

The case-in-chief is Tyson v. Edwards, Florida 1983. In this edition we study how boundaries become "established" under the law and the role monuments play. Also discussed by the Court is the "survey method" and how it differs from the role of the lawyer, architect and engineer. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 8 pages. This 10-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Boundary Establishment II

May 2009 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390165 8184 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1273-12

The case-in-chief is Olson v. Jude, Montana 2003. In this edition we continue with our study on how boundaries become "established" under the law and the role monuments play. In this case, original monuments set by the original subdividing surveyor are called into question. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 10 pages. This 12-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Boundary Establishment III

June 2009 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2389948 8183 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1276-12

The case-in-chief is Dicus v. Allen, Arkansas 1981. In this edition "establishment" through the doctrine of estoppel is in play. Many of our other retracement doctrines are in play as well, such as original monuments, original surveyors and the further subdivision of sections. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 5 pages. This 7-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Boundary Establishment IV

July 2009 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2389945 8182 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1280-12

In this edition two short cases are studied together: Wirostek v. Johnson, Oregon 1973 and Mealey v. Arndt, Arizona 2003. The "establishment" doctrine in play is reliance. Monuments are primary and controlling when reliance is present. In one case reliance is present and in the other case it’s missing. See how this important doctrine can affect surveying retracement efforts. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 2 short Court Opinions consisting of 9 pages. This 11-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the two cases.

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Boundary Establishment V

August 2009 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2389944 8181 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1304-12

The case-in-chief, Huntington v. Riggs, Indiana 2007, resurrects the doctrine of boundary by acquiescence in the State of Indiana after a long "winter’s-nap," so to speak. Acquiescence is alive and well in Indiana and the Court refreshes this doctrine for the new millennium. In addition to the case-in-chief, we have included as a bonus Wingler v. Simpson, Indiana 1884; Adams v. Betz, Indiana 1906; Bubacz v. Kirk, Indiana 1930; and Freiburger v. Fry, Indiana 1982. These bonus cases along with the case-in-chief constitute the essential opinions under Indiana law on the doctrine of acquiescence. No Indiana surveyor (or any other surveyor) should be without these essential cases on acquiescence. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 11 pages. This 28-Page document (including bonus cases) has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief. The bonus cases are not tested.

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Boundary Establishment VI

September 2012 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390672 8230 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1305-12

The case-in-chief, Sila v. Saunders, Nebraska Supreme Court 2008, is a case involving landowners performing their own survey of property and preparing their own descriptions of the conveyances. What happens when they land as described doesn’t match the locations on the ground. The court explains this and the doctrine of “mutual recognition and acquiescence,” another one of the many boundary establishment doctrines under American property law. This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 8 pages. This 10-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Contracts I

March 2010 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2389943 8180 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1306-12

The case-in-chief, Weygand v. Deerwood Lake Land Co., Alabama 2001, is a case involving a civil engineer and contract guarantees and warranties based on a road surface failure. The companion case of Broyles v. Brown Engineering, Alabama 1963, is also covered for its opinion on contract guarantees and warranties. Can the professional service provider (land surveyors and engineers) make implied guarantees and warranties on their professional services? Read these cases and find out. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 2 Court Opinions consisting of 15 pages. This 17-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the two cases covered.

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Contracts II

April 2010 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390999 8200 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1307-12

The case-in-chief, Hunter v. Wilshire, Alabama 2005, involves the issue of “good faith and fair dealings” in contracts. Also discussed in this case is the so-called “battle of the documents.” When two contracts executed at different times covering the same subject matter have conflicting terms, which one prevails? This case does not involve land surveyors directly but the contract issues are extremely relevant. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 5 pages. This 7-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the two cases covered.

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Contracts III

May 2010 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

 FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390998 8199 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1308-12

The case-in-chief, Ex Parte Howell Engineering and Surveying, Alabama 2006, involves an employment contract and the issue of “moonlighting.” Damages in these types of cases can be substantial and, as this case clearly illustrates, can include punitive awards. This case also implicates the issue of the restraint on the lawful practice of a profession. Even though this issue is somewhat driven by state statute, every state has such statutes and the courts treatment of these issues makes them rather universal in application. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 9 pages. This 11-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the two cases covered.

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Contracts IV

August 2010 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390997 8198 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1309-12

The case-in-chief is 1800 Ocotillo v. The WLB Group, Arizona 2008. In this edition we explore contractual limitations on liability for the professional service provider. Are they allowed or are they against public policy. Read this edition and find out if WLB’s limitations clause was upheld and why is was or wasn’t. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 9 pages. This 11-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Copyright I

July 2010 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390996 8197 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1281-12

The case-in-chief is Sparaco v. Lawler et al,  U.S. Appeals 2002. This case is important because it clears up some commonly asked questions from land surveyors and engineers on the copyright and of their maps and plans. This case also has some contract implications and could even be classified as a contract case because the ultimate outcome was decided based on the contract between the land surveyor and his client. Even though the case is decided under contract theory, there is much discussion over what is copyrightable and is not on a surveyor’s map or plat. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 11 pages. This 13-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Deed Interpretation I

August 2008 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 3.0 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390678 8196 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1283-12

The case-in-chief is Gilbert v. Geiger, Wisconsin 2008. The interpretation of a metes and bounds deed description that includes called for monuments, topographic features, and a 45-foot discrepancy is studied. The secondary and supporting case is Theriault v. Murray, Maine 1991, where called for monuments are missing and their role in the interpretation of the deed is called into question. This is a Correspondence Course with a 3-Page Letter covering 2 Court Opinions consisting of 9 pages. This 12-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the attached cases.

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Deed Interpretation II

September 2008 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 3.0 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390677 8195 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1288-12

The case-in-chief is Elton v. Davis, Missouri 2003, involving the interpretation of a metes and bounds deed description where the deed doesn’t match the improvements. The secondary and supporting case is Hall v. Staley, North Carolina 2003, where parol evidence became the deciding factor in the proper interpretation of an ambiguous deed. This is a Correspondence Course with a 3-Page Letter covering 2 Court Opinions consisting of 9 pages. This 12-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the attached cases.

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Deed Interpretation III

May 2012 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390671 8231 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1279-12

The case-in-chief is Ethan v. Fischer, Montana Supreme Court 2011, involving the interpretation of a metes and bounds deed description and conflicting calls for a creek. In this case, proper interpretation of the client’s deed called for interpreting other deeds in the chain and the evidence on the ground. Basic water boundary law is also in play. This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 9 pages. This 11-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the attached case.

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Duties & Responsibilities I

July 2012 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390672 8232 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1284-12

The case-in-chief is Fallin v. Pesnell, Louisiana Court of Appeals 1996, involving the duties and responsibilities of the land surveyor with regard to property boundaries while performing a retracement survey. One surveyor went to the field and spent 110 hours finding and evaluating the evidence to retrace the disputed boundary. The other surveyor sat in his office playing with his computer while his field crew spent 10 hours gathering some GPS point data. The resulting surveys indicated a 6.06 acre overlap, sending the landowners to court. This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 7 pages. This 9-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the attached case.

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Ethics I

September 2009 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390676 8194 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1289-12

The case-in-chief, Watts v. Shannon and Leggins, Tennessee 2005, is a case with challenging ethical issues. The National Society of Professional Land Surveyor’s (NSPS) "Surveyor’s Creed and Canons," is used as a barometer by which to measure the actions of the parties, especially the surveyor. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 4 pages. This 6-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter, the case-in-chief and the "Surveyor’s Creed and Canons."

OBJECTIVES: To present everyday professional ethical issues based on actual court cases and opinions, resulting in real consequences for the professional(s) and the other parties involved.

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Ethics II

December 2009 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390675 8193 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1282-12

In this edition, the ethical issue of "borrowing" the work of others is studied. Two relatively short cases are discussed. The first case, Adams v. North Carolina Board, North Carolina 1998, involves a land surveyor. The second case, Caito v. Rhode Island Board, Rhode Island 1998, involves a civil engineer. In both cases, the professionals involved "borrowed" the work of others in order to complete their own projects and neither one saw a problem with the practice. Did their respective Boards agree? Read the cases and found out. The NSPS "Surveyor’s Creed and Canons" is, once again, utilized as a barometer by which to measure the actions of the parties involved. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 2 Court Opinions consisting of 9 pages. This 11-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter, the case-in-chief and the "Surveyor’s Creed and Canons."

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Ethics III

June 2010 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390674 8192 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1287-12

In this edition, the ethics of providing cheap slip-shod services is under the microscope. The case-in-chief is Kendall v. Lowther, Iowa 1984. In this case the land surveyor provided cheap “location surveys” and “legal descriptions,” apparently without conducting actual on-the-ground surveys only to find out that, despite claiming to have warned his client to the contrary, the client relied on these “penny-wise and pound-foolish” services to convey property. The resulting mess sent all of the parties to court. The NSPS “Surveyor’s Creed and Canons” is, once again, utilized as a barometer by which to measure the actions of the parties involved, especially those of the surveyor. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 10 pages. This 12-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter, the case-in-chief and the “Surveyor’s Creed and Canons.”

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Ethics IV

December 2010 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390673 8191 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1290-12

The case-in-chief is Lovetere v. Cole, Connecticut 2008. This letter once again utilizes the NSPS “Surveyor’s Creed and Canons” as a barometer by which to measure the actions of the parties in the case. Is it ethical to help a client build a bogus boundary dispute case against his neighbors? If it is, then shouldn’t the professionals who helped build that case stand behind their work and testify in court on their client’s behalf? What is the cost of the modern-day boundary dispute case and does that create an ethical issue? Read the case and decide for yourself. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 9 pages. This 11-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Ethics V

June 2011 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2389942 8179 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1310-12

The case-in-chief is Reasor v. Putnam County, Indiana 1994. Is it ethical for a county official to attempt to cover his “footstep” on some very bad surveying that he performed years earlier, while in private practice, at taxpayer expense? The National Society of Professional Land Surveyor’s (NSPS) “Surveyor’s Creed and Canons,” is used as a barometer by which to measure the actions of the parties in the case. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 15 pages. This 17-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Ethics VI

December 2011 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2389941 8178 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1311-12

The case-in-chief is Jackson v. Strickland, Alabama Supreme Court 2001. Utilizing the National Society of Professional Land Surveyor’s (NSPS) “Surveyor’s Creed and Canons,” this edition focuses on the pledge: “To give the utmost of performance.” Also of particular interest is Canon 1, to “refrain from conduct that is detrimental to the public,” and Canon 3 which states that surveyors “should accept assignments only in one’s area of professional competence and expertise.” Should a surveyor who, as the court in this case noted, “did not investigate the location of the recognized boundary line between the Strickland’s property and Jackson’s property,” actually practice boundary surveying? Is this not beyond the surveyor’s “area of professional competence and expertise”? Read the case and decide for yourself. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 8 pages. This 10-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Ethics VII

June 2012 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390168 8233 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1312-12

The case-in-chief is Adamson v. Innovative, Missouri Court of Appeals 2009. Utilizing the National Society of Professional Surveyor’s (NSPS) “Surveyor’s Creed and Canons,” this edition focuses on the pledge: “To give the utmost of performance” and “To live and work according to the … highest standards of professional conduct.” Also of particular interest is Canon 1, to “refrain from conduct that is detrimental to the public,” and Canon 3 which states that surveyors “should accept assignments only in one’s area of professional competence and expertise.” In this case, one surveyor ignored 50 years of record evidence that a certain “existing pipe” was the true corner in favor of a new “breakdown” of the section that threw the location of a disputed boundary line out by 17 feet east-west and 35 feet north-south, even though this same surveyor had utilized the “existing pipe” seventeen years earlier to survey the same boundary line. Read the case and decide the ethics for yourself. This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 13 pages. Along with a copy of the Creed and Canons, this is a 16-Page document with a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter, the Creed and Canons, and the case-in-chief.

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Ethics VIII

December 2012 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390672 8234 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1313-12

The case-in-chief is Bull v. Pinkham Engineering, Supreme Court of Vermont 2000. The National Society of Professional Surveyor’s (NSPS) “Surveyor’s Creed and Canons” is the barometer for measuring the ethics in the case. The surveyor in the case prepared a subdivision plat to create new lots and facilitate the conveyance of land, but never surveyed the perimeter of the parent tract, relying instead on a tax map. This resulted in some of the land not being included in the subdivision and—ultimately—landlocked. The surveyor claimed that he owed no duty to the client verify the perimeter boundary. The trial court found that this was below the standard of care for land surveyors. But because there was no expert testimony on this point, the surveyor claimed that his actions were not below the standard of care. Read the results for yourself. This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 10 pages. Along with a copy of the Creed and Canons, this is a 14-Page document with a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter, the Creed and Canons, and the case-in-chief.

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Evidence & Procedures I

July 2011 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2389935 8177 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1314-12

The case-in-chief is Merlino v. Eannotti, Pennsylvania 1955. This case is the proverbial “oldie but goodie.” Four surveyors are hired (two by Merlino and two by Eannotti) to survey the common boundary between their properties. We of course end up with four different results. The interesting part of this case is that the details of all four surveyor’s procedures for conducting their respective surveys are given, resulting is an interesting study in evidence and procedures. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 6 pages. This 8-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Evidence & Procedures II

August 2011 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2389934 8176 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1315-12

The case-in-chief is Kennedy v. Rose, Ohio 2008. What is the proper procedure for conducting a retracement survey? This case answers that question and many more as successive surveys of the same property are examined by the court. Are any of them correct? If so, what was the correct procedure that was followed? This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 10 pages. This 12-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Evidence & Procedures III

September 2011 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2389932 8175 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1316-12

The case-in-chief is Larsen v. Richardson, Montana 2011. The objective of the retracing surveyor is to find where the boundaries were established on the ground, not to correct it to conform with where the surveyor thinks it should have been established. What happens when the line was never surveyed? There is another evidentiary and procedural problem many surveyors create for themselves, they draw conclusions about the correct location of a boundary and then view the evidence in a way that favors their preconceived notions. See what the courts think about all of this in this edition. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 26 pages. This 28-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Evidence & Procedures IV

October 2011 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2389926 8174 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1317-12

The case-in-chief is Cupp v. Heath, Tennessee 2011. This case could easily be characterized as a case involving the “well-reasoned” opinion of the surveyor or “best available evidence.” Nevertheless, “evidence and procedures” is a better characterization because this case also highlights the problems that arise when surveyors completely ignore boundary line evidence and throw out all procedure in favor of simply surveying what the client (or someone else) points out as the boundary. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 12 pages. This 14-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Evidence & Procedures V

November 2011 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2389919 8173 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1318-12

The case-in-chief is Jones v. Gresham, Mississippi Appeals 2007. Is the gathering of the best available evidence, evaluating that evidence in light of the surrounding circumstances and following proper procedure important to the outcome of the survey, or is it simply good enough to perform a survey that is technically correct, regardless of outcome? Put another way, is it OK for a doctor to amputate the wrong leg as long as the operation was performed in a technically correct fashion, or are correct results important? This case explores that question in the land surveying context. This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 10 pages. This 12-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Expert Witness I

October 2010 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider# CE82 FL Course # DTN2389918 8172 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1291-12

The case-in-chief is First Congregational Church v. Manley, Vermont 2008. This is an adverse possession case but the point of the case is this; can a land surveyor give expert witness testimony concerning boundaries without performing a boundary survey? Is land surveying, as a profession, limited only to the function of producing maps as a result of making measurements? Read this case and found out. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 7 pages. This 9-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Expert Witness II

November 2012 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390672 8235 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1292-12

The case-in-chief is the classic case of Bell v. Jones, D.C. Court of Appeals 1986. This case is a must-read for every practitioner. I has it all; negligence, standard of care, survey certifications, evidence, discovery, causation, damages, trial testimony and expert witnesses. Bell v. Jones has received considerable attention in the land surveying community over the years but primarily for its pronunciation of a “national standard of care” for land surveyors. This course focuses in on the expert witness testimony in the case; how some of it was very good and some of it was very bad, and the ramifications to the practicing professional land surveyor as an expert witness. This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 17 pages. This 19-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief with a focus on the expert witness testimony.

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Negligence I

October 2009 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2389913 8170 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # 1293-12

The case-in-chief, Graves v. Downey, Maine 2005, is a classic case of surveyor negligence. When does a mistake constitute negligence? This question and more are asked and answered in this edition. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 4 pages. This 6-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.

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Negligence II

November 2009 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2389912 8169 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # 1296-12

The case-in-chief, Hanneman v. Downer, Nevada 1994, another classic case of surveyor negligence, this time in the PLSS context. When does a mistake constitute negligence? How is the "standard of care" established in court? Can a non-licensed individual testify as an expert on surveying matters? These question and more are asked and answered in this edition. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 10 pages. This 12-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.

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Negligence III

January 2010 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2391018 8212 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1294-12

The case-in-chief is the infamous case of Rozny v. Marnul, Illinois 1969. The Rozny case has been widely proclaimed as the death knell of the doctrine of privity of contract in the professional services arena, especially land surveying services since the case directly involves a land surveyor. As so often happens the land surveyor claimed to owe no duty to third parties who were not “privy” to the land surveyor’s contract with his client. Read the case and see how this worked out for the surveyor. Also included is the appellate court opinion that was ultimately appealed to the Illinois Supreme Court. Both opinions are essential reading. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 2 Court Opinions consisting of 12 pages. This 14-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Negligence IV

February 2010 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2391016 8211 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1298-12

The case-in-chief for this edition is Commonwealth Land Title v. CJM, P.C., Connecticut 2008. This case involves as-built services and surveyor certifications. How important is it to note what you haven’t done on your survey as well as what you have done? Can negligence result? This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 6 pages. This 8-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Parol Evidence I

January 2012 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2391013 8210 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1299-12

The case-in-chief is Harris v. Robertson, Arkansas Supreme Court 1991. What role does parol evidence play in the location of the true property boundary between coterminous landowners? What happens when the parol evidence is in conflict with the math in the deed? Read this case and see the role parol evidence played in the proper determination of the property boundary in question. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 7 pages. This 9-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.

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Parol Evidence II

February 2012 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2389914 8171 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1300-12

The case-in-chief is United States v. Citko, U.S.Dist.1981. How close is close enough when it comes to a possible obliterated quarter section corner versus a corner position re-established by proportionate measure? Is 10 feet close enough? What about 50 feet or 155 feet? Can parol evidence establish a corner as “obliterated” when the U.S. Forest Service has deemed it “lost”? This edition explores these questions. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 11 pages. This 13-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Parol Evidence III

March 2012 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2391011 8209 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1301-12

The case-in-chief is Dillehay v. Gibb, Tennessee Court of Appeals 2011. What happens when the deeds contain no measurements at all? Can the property boundary be surveyed when the parol evidence consists of, it’s “down yonder” in the hollow? Three surveyors make an attempt, see if any of them are successful. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 9 pages. This 11-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.

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Parol Evidence IV

April 2012 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2391010 8208 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1302-12

The case-in-chief is Steinherz v. Wilson, Supreme Judicial Court of Maine 1998. A developer working on the cheap, hires a surveyor to put the plat together piecemeal and then to stake the lots as needed, creating lots that do not conform to the plat. One client is shown a piece of property and then, in essence, sold another based on an actual on-the-ground survey. Litigation ensures. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 5 pages. This 9-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.
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Retracement I

December 2008 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 3.0 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2391008 8207 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1303-12

The case-in-chief is Farrell v. Gardner, Maine 2003, involves the classic situation when two surveyors render two different opinions of survey. This case deals with ambiguities in deeds and extrinsic evidence to resolve the conflicts. The secondary and supporting case is Lacic v. Tomas, Connecticut 2003, which also deals with ambiguities and an old fence line. Sometimes a fence is just a fence and an encroachment is just an encroachment. This is a Correspondence Course with a 3-Page Letter covering 2 Court Opinions consisting of 12 pages. This 15-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the attached cases.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.

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Retracement II

January 2009 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2391006 8206 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1295-12

The case-in-chief is Dykes v. Arnold, Oregon 2006. Again, we have two surveyors and two different results based on their varying approaches to the project. The basic question asked and answered by this case is: What does it mean to "retrace" a survey? This case has many of the surveying details that are often lacking in court opinions. It also deals with intent, ambiguities, and repose. This is a Correspondence Course consisting of a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion with 17 pages. This 19-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

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Retracement III

February 2009 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2391005 8205 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1319-12

The case-in-chief is Knerr v. Mauldin, California 2006. In this edition, retracement is studied in the lot and block scenario. A modern-day surveyor attempts to correct all of the surveying errors of the past, sending the affected landowners into litigation. The companion questions of what are "original footsteps" and who is an "original surveyor" are in play. This edition also includes the bonus case of State of California v. Thompson, California 1971, which is cited in the case-in-chief. The bonus case is for informational purposes only and is not tested. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 4 pages. This 15-Page document (including bonus case) has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.

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Retracement IV

March 2009 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2391004 8204 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1320-12

The case-in-chief is Wood v. Starko, Tennessee 2006. In this edition, retracement is again studied in the lot and block context. Do original monuments in a subdivision hold over subsequently set monuments of the Federal Government? Basic questions of retracement are in play once again. This is a Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 10 pages. This 12-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.

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Standards of Care I

November 2010 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2391002 8203 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1321-12

The case-in-chief is YBP & CSR v. Burgess & Survco Co., Montana 1992. What is the standard of care owed by the practicing professional land surveyor? Is it a local standard of care or is the standard universal? What happens when the land surveyor in private practice is up against a federal agency with a seemingly unlimited budget and resources? Does the standard change? Explore these and other questions in this Correspondence Course with a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 11 pages. This 13-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the case-in-chief.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.

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Unwritten Rights I

October 2008 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 3.0 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2391001 8202 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1322-12

The case-in-chief is the classic case of Adams v. Hoover, Michigan 1992. This case deals with the center of a section in the Public Land Surveying System (PLSS). The equitable principle of repose is in play. The secondary and supporting case is Zeglin v. Gahagan, Pennsylvania 2002, which also deals with the rule of repose. This is a Correspondence Course with a 3-Page Letter covering 2 Court Opinions consisting of 13 pages. This 16-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the attached cases.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.

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Unwritten Rights II

November 2008 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 3.0 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2391000 8201 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1323-12

The case-in-chief is Dowdell v. Cotham, Tennessee 2007. This case deals with ambiguities in deeds and boundary by agreement or practical location. The secondary and supporting case is Jackson v. Bownas, Tennessee 2005, which also deals ambiguities, inconsistent surveys and an ancient fence. This is a Correspondence Course with a 3-Page Letter covering 2 Court Opinions consisting of 18 pages. This 21-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the attached cases.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.

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Unwritten Rights III

August 2012 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390672 8237 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1324-12

The case-in-chief is Bahr v. Imus, Utah Supreme Court 2011. The case deals with oral boundary agreements between adjoining landowners in a subdivision, who build fences and make improvements to their respective properties after surveying the property boundaries themselves. The surveyor’s role in such cases and the Utah’s Supreme Court’s thorough discussion of the doctrines of “boundary by estoppel,” “boundary by acquiescence” and “boundary by [oral] agreement” are the focus this course. This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 12 pages. This 14-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the attached cases.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.

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Unwritten Rights IV

October 2012 Edition of The Lucas Letter – 1.5 Contact Hours

FL Provider # CE82 FL Course # DTN2390672 8236 - General Correspondence Course

TN Course # CER-1325-12

The case-in-chief is McGlothlin v. Livingston, Oklahoma Court of Appeals 2011. The case deals with unwritten rights within the doctrine of “boundary by acquiescence.” The court opinion goes into an in-depth discussion of the doctrine and explains when the doctrine is applicable and when it is not. The Statute of Frauds, fences and a survey are involved and the decision helps to illuminate the land surveyor’s role in such cases. This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 14 pages. This 16-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the attached cases.

OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.

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