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Principles & Practice VIII



Principles & Practice VIII – 1.5 Contact Hours
The Principles & Practice series is a focus on the fundamental principles of land surveying and how those principles impact land surveying practice. The case-in-chief for this edition is DD&L, Inc. v. Burgess, Washington Court of Appeals, 1988. The primary principle we are studying this month has to do with the importance of after-erected monuments. That is to say, monuments erected after the title documents have been created and the land conveyed. In this case, the after-erected monument was a railroad track built after the centerline had been described as “now surveyed, staked out and established.” Does the after-erected railroad track control the location of the right-of-way centerline when the calls in the deed conflict with the constructed centerline? This is a 2-Page Letter covering one Court Opinion consisting of 6 pages. Altogether, this is an 8-Page document with 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.