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Doctrine of Monuments I



Doctrine of Monuments I – 1.5 Contact Hours
The case-in-chief is Thiel v. Damrau, Wisconsin Supreme Court 1954. As the court said in its opinion: “This appeal involves an unfortunate controversy between neighbors as to the true location of a boundary line separating their premises.” Too many cases involve the same issue, and often these issues could be solved by the land surveyor, but they seldom are. This case involves the common-grantor doctrine as it relates to monuments in the ground at the time of the conveyance. This is 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.

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