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Please note: The material in these articles, provided by Chauvel & Glatt, is designed to provide informative and current information as of the date of the posts. The articles should not be considered, nor are they intended to constitute, legal advice. For information on your particular circumstances, please contact Chauvel & Glatt at 650-573-9500.

Business, Lawsuit:  November 16, 2017

What to Do Before for a Business Lawsuit

When a disagreement arises between two businesses, often times both sides have tried communicating with each other for some time before a lawsuit is filed.  The parties may strongly disagree with each other and refuse to resolve the matter informally.  If you feel that a dispute with another business could result in a lawsuit, it is important to keep accurate records related to the matter to help your case during litigation.

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November is upon us, 2017 will soon come to an end. Often times in January, we encounter clients whose New Year resolution is to complete their estate plan. Why wait until January when you can start off the year with the peace of mind that you have this task completed?

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On October 22, 2017, our attorney Angel Riley, Rotarian, joined the Rotary Club of San Mateo and participated in the 9th annual rotary 10k fun run to raise money for local students. The Rotary Club of San Mateo was established in 1910 and is a part of a local and international community that provides service to communities with support programs for youth, educational opportunities and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self

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Bringing a new addition into the family is a milestone which necessitates that you revisit and revise your estate plan. If you had an estate plan prior to the birth or adoption of a child and fail to later include the child in your estate plan, the California Probate Code categorizes that child as an omitted child. Upon death, the California Probate Code gives the omitted child a share of your estate equal in value to that which the child would have received if you had died without a will or trust. This result may not be in line with your intention.

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Transportation:  October 2, 2017

The Importance of Reviewing Chassis Lease Invoices

It is standard practice in the intermodal transportation industry to lease chassis.  It is also common for disputes to arise with leasing companies about their rental charges, billing practices and late fees.  Chassis providers can make accounting errors which result in charging the wrong lessee, or rate or even improperly billing for the equipment after it has been returned.  Carriers typically have less than 30 days to file a formal dispute with the leasing company about these bills.  Thus, it is important to promptly review invoices and dispute any inaccurate charges right away. 

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