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Apportionment Rule I


This edition of The Lucas Letter is a relatively large file, at about 4.0 megabytes. See a more complete description below.


Apportionment Rule I – 1.5 Contact Hours
The case-in-chief is Hillside Cotton v. Bartley, Georgia Supreme Court 1923. We are starting our study of the apportionment rule (proportionate measurements to apportion excesses or deficiencies in a block or subdivision in any context) by going back to an early case (1923) to see the foundational principles underlying the rule. In this case the block is 93 feet short. The block was laid out from south to north, improvements being made along the way resulting in complete elimination of the landowner’s lot on the north end. If the shortage were to be apportioned through the block, existing houses would be bisected by the resulting lot lines. What was the remedy fashioned by the court? What instruction does this case have for land surveyors? Read the case and find out. 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 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.