A plumber came to our home to bid a job. We explained what we needed and then we checked him out. We asked how long he's been in the trade. We requested references, and whether he's insured and bonded. We wanted to know if he's facing liens or litigation. Is he adequately prepared to perform and complete the job? In sum, can we trust him?
This basic business principle is called due diligence. The proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine's Economic Impact Report exemplifies an unconscionable failure of due diligence. In commissioning the Report, Nevada County inexplicably restricted the study's scope.