inquiry notice

inquiry notice

That legal notice presumed to exist when a person is in command of sufficient facts as would cause a reasonable person to make further inquiries.

Example: If one buys real property and knows that it is occupied by someone other than the seller, then the buyer has an obligation to make inquiries to find out the character of the rights of the occupant, whether the occupant has a long-term lease, no lease at all, or is claiming title to the property as his or her own. But, having failed to make any inquiry, the purchaser cannot make a claim against the seller if the occupant claims rights in the property.

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A blue-corner notice is an inquiry notice issued to locate, identify or obtain information on a person of interest in a criminal investigation.
A blue corner notice is an inquiry notice issued to locate, identify or obtain information on a person of interest in a criminal investigation.
However, plaintiff alleged sufficient facts to show that defendant lawyers were at least on inquiry notice that the information their client shared was obtained through an unauthorized wiretap.
McClain said he saw the ruling as a corrective to the federal courts' use of the inquiry notice standard, which he called "a fiction that a court can ascribe knowledge to a particular client, based upon the information that the court has, to say, 'You should have known.'"
To require definitive proof of causation, a consensus in the scientific community, or an admission by the putative defendant before the claim accrues would swallow the inquiry notice rule.
LAHORE -- A day after a blaze engulfed Lahore's Ali Tower, leaving one person dead and eight others injured, an inquiry notice acquired by media suggested that equipment and procedures to deal with fire emergencies were missing in the building.
A public inquiry notice states: "The inquiry has been called to consider bus-monitoring exercises carried by Bus Users Cymru and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
However, where "there is no evidence that the website user had actual knowledge of the agreement, the validity of the browsewrap agreement turns on whether the website puts a reasonably prudent user on inquiry notice of the terms of the contract." (Id.
Thus, the Schedule B, line 7a directions to" [s]ee instructions for exceptions and filing requirements for Form TD F 90-22.1" put Williams on inquiry notice of the FBAR requirement.
(52) But the Court's answer was incomplete as it failed to resolve (1) whether discovery meant actual discovery or encompassed the idea of inquiry notice, and (2) what "facts" constituted the violation that must be discovered.
B then agrees to convey the fee simple to C, a purchaser without actual or inquiry notice of A's interest.