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Shifting to Value-Based Reimbursement

The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association released an interesting survey over the summer (July 2014) that provides further evidence of the change that is now happening in the American healthcare delivery system....more

ABA continues to oppose CFPB’s proposed debt collection survey

The American Bankers Association has sent a second comment letter to the CFPB in which it recommends that the Office of Management and Budget not approve the CFPB’s proposed debt collection survey. The CFPB initially...more

Industry trade groups urge OMB not to approve CFPB arbitration telephone survey

Three prominent industry trade groups are urging the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) not to approve the CFPB’s proposal to conduct a national telephone survey of 1,000 credit card holders as part of its study of the use...more

Real Estate Tip: The Case of the Shrinking Easement

Unlike most states, Massachusetts land transactions may be “registered” in a procedure conducted at the “Land Court.” The Land Court’s own engineering department reviews survey plans before registration is final. In this...more

CFPB to issue revised telephone survey of consumers for arbitration study

The CFPB will be publishing a notice in tomorrow’s Federal Register which states that the CFPB is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget of its plans to conduct a national telephone survey of 1,000 credit...more

What Are College and University Presidents Thinking?

Inside Higher Education recently issued its 2014 Survey of College and University Presidents, conducted by Gallup, and it makes for some very interesting reading. The survey results are based on responses from 846 college...more

Fifth Circuit Adds A Third Dimension To Title Insurance Claims

Title insurance policies typically contain a "survey exception" that excludes coverage for certain title defects that cannot be discovered without a physical survey. In some jurisdictions, insurers also offer to waive that...more

Real Estate Tip: Hire Your Own Surveyor to Avoid a Close Call

A recent New Hampshire real estate closing was stalled at the 11th hour when the parties realized that a survey plan did not show the location of a no-build area created by private restriction in the chain of title. Since...more

EU NanoSafety Cluster Begins Database Survey

The European Union (EU) NanoSafety Cluster announced on March 18, 2014, the availability of an online nanosafety database survey. According to the EU Nanosafety Cluster, this is the first survey in a biannual effort to...more

Responses to FCC Survey of Fixed Voice and Broadband Rates in Urban Areas (aka Urban Rate Survey) Due Jan. 17, 2014

The FCC recently announced that respondents to the Commission’s “urban rate survey” must complete survey responses no later than Jan. 17, 2014. The urban rate survey is an FCC initiative to collect information of fixed voice...more

Australian Postal Corporation v Digital Post Australia [2013] FCAFC 153

On 6 December 2013, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia dismissed an appeal by Australian Postal Corporation (Australia Post) and upheld the primary judge's decision that "DIGITAL POST AUSTRALIA" is not...more

Some still doubt value of client satisfaction interviews

I am flabbergasted. I just opened up my first email this morning. It is from Joyce Smiley at JKS Company, and she sends a periodic report, also published online, Verbatim, What Clients Say. The lead paragraph...more

Robocast v. Apple and Microsoft: Preliminary Surveys Ordered Produced Even Where Expert Did Not Rely Upon Surveys and Had Deleted...

Robocast filed patent infringement actions against Apple and Microsoft. As expert reports were underway, Apple and Microsoft moved to compel undisclosed surveys that were commissioned by one of Robocast's experts. As the...more

Prominent industry trade groups nix CFPB’s proposed telephone survey of consumers

As part of its on-going study of consumer arbitration mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act, the CFPB announced on June 7, 2013 that it is seeking funding from the Office of Management and Budget to undertake a telephone survey of...more

Banking Industry Trade Groups Oppose CFPB Credit Card Arbitration Survey

On August 6, three banking industry trade groups submitted a joint comment letter pursuant to a proposal by the CFPB to conduct a survey of credit card holders in connection with its ongoing study of arbitration agreements. ...more

Trade-marks: The McDonald’s McAdvantage

While “famous” marks are handled differently in Canada than they are in the US, there is nevertheless a great advantage for marks such as the well-known McDonald’s “family” of marks when it comes to effective trade-mark...more

CFPB proposes information collection on financial well-being

The CFPB has issued a proposal to conduct a new information collection titled “Development of Metrics to Measure Financial Well-being of Working-age and Older American Consumers.”...more

EEO-1 Survey for 2013 Opens Today

Private Sector Employers Must Provide Workforce Data to EEOC by Sept. 30 - WASHINGTON -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it has completed its mailing of the 2013 EEO-1 survey...more

Littler's 2013 Executive Employer Survey

Our partner Littler Mendelson, the largest employment law firm in the world, just released their 2nd Executive Employer Survey. Some interesting industry information (gathered from in-house counsel, c-suite, and HR...more

CFPB seeking approval to conduct telephone survey of credit card holders for arbitration study

The CFPB is seeking approval from the Office of Management and Budget to conduct a national telephone survey of 1,000 credit card holders as part of its study of the use of mandatory arbitration agreements in connection with...more

Corruption And Economic Development

Sometimes what we think is obvious is really not so obvious. Sometimes bold conclusions mask nuances or difficult issues. ...more

European Banking Authority Consults on Material Risk Takers for Remuneration Purposes

On May 21, the European Banking Authority (EBA) took into account the results of a 2012 survey and published a consultation on draft regulatory technical standards on criteria identifying categories of staff whose...more

Workplace Harassment Benchmark Survey

Executive Summary - NAVEX Global, the world’s largest provider of workplace ethics and compliance solutions, conducted a survey of 500+ ethics and compliance business professionals to identify trends in broader...more

50 State Survey of Gift Card Laws

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) recently released a chart that provides an overview of state gift card statutory requirements in all US states and territories as of mid-March 2013....more

Demonstrating The Effectiveness Of Your Compliance Program

Hopefully, you and your company will never have to prove to a court or argue to the Justice Department that your anti-corruption compliance program is “effective.” ...more

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