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Liberated Beavers and Cavorting Catfish

By Kristopher M. Kline PLS
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A student recently asked if court opinions ever discussed beavers and their propensity for obstructing streams and ditches.
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The 'Lucky' Surveyor

By Jeffrey Turner
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I’ve never had any luck. I can’t win at poker, although I enjoy the game. 

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Don't Give Up on Acquiescence

By Kristopher M. Kline PLS
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Acquiescence can have many meanings, depending on the court in which the word is spoken.
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Objective Uncertainty

By Jeffery N. Lucas, PLS, Esq.
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Fundamental to a well-reasoned opinion on the location of property boundaries, also known as a survey of property, is being able to properly interpret a deed. Proper interpretation of a deed requires understanding uncertainty.
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Doctrine of Merger

By Kristopher M. Kline PLS
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At the outset, it would appear that the doctrine of merger falls well within the province of the legal profession, but the land surveyor can glean valuable lessons--and thereby avoid some professional blunders--from an understanding of the various issues relating to this principle.
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Title v. Location

By Jeffery N. Lucas, PLS, Esq.
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Black’s1 defines “title” in the real property sense as the “formal right of ownership of property.
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Value Pricing: Step 3: Develop Service and Pricing Options

By Larry Phipps, PLS
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Last month, we discussed pricing the client rather than pricing the work. Once you have identified your price, should you then present your one price to the client and wait for a yes or no answer?
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A Second-Class Profession

By Jeffery N. Lucas, PLS, Esq.
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Land surveyors are second-class professionals by their own choosing. The title “professional” is largely achieved through self-proclamation.
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Stand Like a Statute

By Kristopher M. Kline PLS
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While easements are often created by the common law principles of dedication and acceptance, land surveyors must also be aware of the significance of statutory law, particularly when a proposed dedication of streets or other areas is intended for public use.
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Book Review: 'The Pincushion Effect'

By Anthony Cavell
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Jeff Lucas has written a powerful book--one that all American surveyors ought to add to their libraries.
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