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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

Ethics at Work: 2013 Survey Finds Positive Trends; Some Troubling Findings

Last month, the Ethics Resource Center (ERC) released its biennial National Business Ethics Survey (NBES). I was honored to serve on the NBES Advisory Panel this year, particularly given its reputation as a definitive...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

Deloitte: Turnarounds and Democracy Don't Mix  [Video]

April 26 (Bloomberg Law) -- William Snyder, co-head of the corporate restructuring group at Deloitte, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about a new survey his group conducted on executive management during corporate...more

Surprise! CMS-2567 Statement of Deficiencies Forms for Hospital Surveys Now Available Online

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released survey findings from hundreds of hospital CMS-2567 forms to a nonprofit organization that has posted the information—without responsive plans of correction from the...more

UK Financial Services Authority Releases AIFMD Regulatory Survey

UK-based alternative investment fund managers should complete the survey, which responds to industry pressure regarding the time line for AIFMD authorisation applications, before the 28 March deadline....more

Things To Consider When Buying Waterfront Property

It is always a good idea to seek the advice of experienced counsel before purchasing any real estate. In addition to issues raised in connection with any purchase of real estate, the following are particularly relevant if you...more

DOL Proposes Survey on Independent Contractor Misclassification

The survey will involve more than 10,000 workers and carry important implications for employers, including the potential implementation of "right to know" regulations. ...more

No USDOL Response To Request For Worker "Survey"

Readers will recall our January post concerning the U.S. Labor Department's announced intention to "to collect information about employment experiences and workers' knowledge of basic employment laws and rules so as to better...more

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