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Negligence III



Negligence III – 1.5 Contact Hours
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 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.

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