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What Went Wrong? II



What Went Wrong? II – 1.5 Contact Hours
The case-in-chief is Weber v. Kroeger, Tennessee Court of Appeals, 2019. As we research and review cases for new editions of The Lucas Letter, we often find cases where something went wrong for various and sundry reason. Meaning that had mistakes not been made the outcome in the case could have gone the other way. Often it is the testimony of the surveyor experts, sometimes it is the attorneys working the case, it can be the judge trying the case, or even the appellate court decision that is the problem. This case involves two retracement surveys that failed miserably in finding the location of the “historic boundary” between two adjoining properties. One of the two surveyors testified in court and could give no coherent explanation to the court on how and why he made the boundary determination that he did. We study the case to determine “what went wrong” and avoid the same pitfalls ourselves. This is a 2-Page Letter covering 1 Court Opinion consisting of 17 pages. This 19-Page document has a 10-Question examination based on the text of the newsletter and the attached case..

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