Lucas & Company, LLC

Torts and the Land Surveyor

Torts and the Land Surveyor – Half Day or Full Day (Nominally 4.0 or 8.0 Contact Hours)
Many surveyors are under the mistaken impression that they are somehow immune to prosecution. That their only responsibility is to their client and the measurements found in their client’s deed when performing boundary surveying work. A tort is “a private or civil wrong or injury, other than breach of contract, for which the court will provide a remedy in the form of an action for damages.” (Black’s Law Dictionary). The rise of professional negligence as a stand-alone tort (instead of purely through contract) and the development of the legal concept that damages can be recovered for injury to property and property rights (as opposed to being recoverable for personal injury only) have combined to open new arenas of land surveyor liability under tort law. This seminar will study the primary torts that can be committed by the land surveyor and the remedies available to property owners injured by the actions of the land surveyor. Ample cases studies will be provided. Power Point presentation.
OBJECTIVES: To enhance professional competency and improve practitioner’s knowledge of the law as it relates to the practice of land surveying.