Problem: Land Boundary Law: Testimony

Which of the following statements describes something a surveyor should not do while testifying as an expert witness before the court?

(A) examine pertinent maps, field notes, and photographs
(B) discuss opposing viewpoints regarding the questions at issue
(C) answer hypothetical questions
(D) offer to answer the ultimate question of the case before the court
 
Solution: The answer is (D):
 
A decision on the central question of the case is the exclusive purview of the court, not the expert witness. This is problem 70(3-39) from the new second edition of ”1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS. Reprinted with permission from ”1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (1997, 728 pp., Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visit www.ppi2pass.com .

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