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Easements IV



Easements IV – 1.5 Contact Hours
The case-in-chief, Simone v. Heidelberg, New York Court of Appeals 2007, is a case that discusses the extinguishment of express easements, the merger doctrine and easements by necessity. A reciprocal driveway easement was created in 1933 and ostensibly extinguished by the doctrine of merger in 1978. Nearly 20 years later one of the landowners wants to open the easement up again the access a dilapidated garage. What outcome? 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.