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ISRAEL, Administrator v. WILSON.
42084.
Action for trespass. Sumter Superior Court. Before Judge Marshall.
NICHOLS, Presiding Judge.
The evidence authorized the verdict and, no error of law appearing, the judgment of the trial court is affirmed.
Jesse F. Israel, as administrator of the estate of George Israel, sued John Wilson to recover for an alleged trespass arising from the defendant having allegedly cut timber from property owned by the estate of George Israel. On the trial it appeared that Jesse F. Israel individually owned the north one-half of a described land lot in Sumter County while the estate of George Israel owned the south one-half of such land lot, that Jessie F. Israel had sold to the defendant the timber on the north one-half of the land lot, and that the dispute arose over the line dividing the two tracts of land. The jury returned a verdict for the defendant and on appeal the plaintiff enumerates as error the exclusion of evidence, the admission of evidence, rulings of the trial court, the charge of the court and contends that the verdict was unauthorized by the evidence.
1. The plaintiff expressly abandoned enumeration of error number 6.
2. Enumerations of error numbered 7 and 8 complain of the charge, but the record does not disclose that any objection to the charge as given was made before the jury returned its verdict. Under 17 of the Act of 1965 (Ga. L. 1965, p. 18), as amended (Ga. L. 1965, pp. 240, 244; Code Ann. 70-207), no question is presented for decision by these enumerations of error.
3. Enumerations of error numbered 1 and 2 complain that the trial court erred in refusing to permit the plaintiff to testify as to the location of an "agreed" line dividing the north half of the land lot from the south half, and enumeration of error numbered 3 complains that the trial court erred in ruling: "The rule of acquiescence is not applicable in this case. You haven't laid the foundation to invoke the rule of acquiescence."
In Warwick v. Ocean Pond Fishing Club, 206 Ga. 680 (58 SE2d 383), the Supreme Court laid at rest the contention that a dividing line may be established by agreement or acquiescence where there has been no dispute as to the location of such line. It was there held: "Therefore we hold that the establishment of a dividing line by acquiescence is bottomed upon conclusive proof of an agreement, and stands upon the same basis as the establishment of such a line by express agreement, and that a prerequisite to either is that such a line be in dispute, uncertain or unascertained."
The record discloses no dispute as to the location of the dividing line at any time. Therefore the exclusion of the evidence and the ruling of the trial court that the proper foundation to invoke the rule of acquiescence had not been laid was not error.
Accordingly, no error is shown by the fourth enumeration of error.
5. No reversible error is shown by the admission of evidence over objection where similar evidence was admitted without objection. See Kilgore v. National Life &c. Ins. Co., 110 Ga. App. 280 (138 SE2d 397), and citations. Therefore, the fifth enumeration of error is without merit.
6. The evidence, while not without conflict, authorized the verdict for the defendant.
Judgment affirmed. Hall and Deen, JJ., concur.
LeSueur & LeSueur, R. L. LeSueur, Sr., for appellee.
H. A. Wilkinson, Smith & Undercofler, for appellant.
ARGUED JUNE 8, 1966 -- DECIDED JUNE 20, 1966.
Friday May 22 20:16 EDT


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