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disclosure

(Act of disclosing), noun admission, announcement, apprisal, assertion, concession, confession, declaration, disclosing, divulgation, divulgement, divulgence, enlightenment, enumeration, exposition, exposure, informing, making aware, making public, mention, notification, patefactio, presentationto view, proclamation, production, profession, publication, recital, recitation, relation, representation, revealing, showing, telling, uncovering, uncovery, unfoldment, unmasking, unveiling, uttering
Associated concepts: disclosure device, disclosure of assets, disclosure of interest, duty of disclosure, false disslosure, right to disclosure, voluntary disclosure
Foreign phrases: Suppressio veri, suggestio falsi.The suuression of truth is equivalent to the suggestion of what is false.

disclosure

(Something disclosed), noun admission, affirmation, announcement, answer, assertion, averment, avowal, communication, concession, confession, confirmation, declaration, deposition, divulgence, enunciation, explanation, exposé, expression, indicium, information, inside information, knowledge, manifestation, message, news, notice, presentation, proclamation, profession, publication, recital, remark, report, revealment, revelation, statement, testimony, utterance, word
See also: assertion, common knowledge, communication, confession, declaration, denouement, deposition, detection, discovery, divulgation, exhibit, expression, identification, manifestation, notice, notification, profession, publicity, report, statement, testimony

disclosure

the process of revealing evidence held by one party to an action or a prosecution to the other party. In some systems, in some matters, it is compulsory; in others it may require the support of the court and in yet others there might be a right to refuse to disclose. The same idea is conveyed by discovery which rather suggests that the party seeking the information has to ask for it - usually through the court - rather than the possessor being obliged to release it without asking.
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Franchise companies must first amend their UFOC or disclosure document to provide near the cover page and in the receipt for possible electronic delivery.
In a departure from today's law governing financial performance representations (historically known as "earnings claims"), the revised rule actually authorizes franchise firms to disclose to prospective franchisees information about historic company-owned or franchised unit costs and expenses even if they make no financial performance representations in Item 19 of their disclosure documents.
A business opportunity seller who doesn't make an earnings claim simply has to check a box "no" on the disclosure document.
In-house counsel should remember that Canada is a foreign country and that it would be wise to retain Canadian counsel to assist with both the preparation of disclosure documents and the overall development of the franchise in Canada.
Today's launch of EMMA as the official repository for all municipal bond disclosure documents and trade data significantly increases the volume of EMMA activity - both the collection and dissemination of this information.
Firstly, if a franchisor's disclosure documents contain a "misrepresentation" and if the franchisee suffers a loss because of the misrepresentation, the franchisor and all those who signed the disclosure document may be sued by the franchisee.
First, anti-fraud rules apply, thus requiring a disclosure document, however brief.
As part of the update, ASIC confirms its view that the use of electronic disclosure documents is permitted under the law.
Also today, investors will for the first time have free access to certain continuing disclosure documents submitted by municipal bond issuers on a voluntary basis, and, beginning July 1, 2009, on a mandatory basis.
To this end, the seller's contract files should be reviewed to determine that the contracts are properly signed, that the receipts for the franchise disclosure documents are properly signed and dated and that franchisees were provided a sufficient waiting period before the contracts were signed.
As stated by the Commission in various reports and releases, and stated again in the Orange County papers, "Public entities that issue securities are primarily liable for the content of their disclosure documents and are subject to proscriptions under the federal securities laws against false and misleading information in their disclosure documents.
Franchisors in the United States have known for some time that July 1, 2008 looms as the mandatory deadline by which they must "convert" their disclosure documents from the Uniform Franchise Offering Circular format to the FTC-prescribed franchise disclosure document format.