duty to disclose

duty to disclose

The legal responsibility of a seller,broker,or agent to tell a potential buyer about a defect in the premises.Some states have laws requiring disclosure of certain named and described conditions in addition to anything else that might constitute a defect.

References in classic literature ?
'You have divined too truly, I fear; but still, since I know it, I feel it my duty to disclose it to you.'
A potential employee may disregard 'spent' convictions when the rehabilitation period has been successfully completed, as there is no longer a duty to disclose these to the prospective employer.
The agency accused Sakina of breach of her duty to disclose the whereabouts of her son.
Word of warning - when you try to sell your house you have a legal duty to disclose any disputes with neighbours to potential buyers.
"But the tipping point is reached when the privilege is asserted with respect to information the other spouse is under a legal duty to disclose to law enforcement.
President Duterte is bound by duty to disclose to the people to what extent and under what conditions he has hocked some of their patrimonial assets to China to get loans for his ambitious Build!
Absent explicit disclosure requirements, the duty to disclose is evaluated using conventional disclosure principles, which turn upon whether or not the information or event is "material."
"The Department of Health and Social Care is polling whether he has a duty to disclose this result to his siblings which begs the question what is there to disclose?"
Jocelyn Cockburn, a specialist civil liberties solicitor from Hodge Jones & Allen, who represents Mr and Mrs Jones, said: "Surrey County Council owed Penny and Ron a duty to disclose key information about the danger Ahmed posted, and to ensure any information given was accurate, before asking them to invite him into their home.
"We are aware of no authority, and the City cites none, permitting a litigant to ignore the absolute duty to disclose imposed by [Supreme Court rules] merely because an expert-witness interrogatory is fortuitously assigned a number beyond the number of interrogatories permitted by local court rule," Martin wrote.
Even though a lawsuit had not actually been filed, the duty to disclose assets under bankruptcy law includes all potential or possible causes of action," the opinion stated.
He said existing laws and jurisprudence have even declared that there is an absence of any recognition that exempts executive officials from their duty to disclose information by the mere fact of being executive officials.