The Best Lawyers in America® 2018

Chipman Glasser, LLC is pleased to announce that partners David S. Chipman and Daniel W. Glasser were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has ...
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Daniel W. Glasser Elected to Board of Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation

DENVER, CO. – Aug. 17, 2017 – The law firm of Chipman Glasser, LLC today announced Daniel W. Glasser has been elected to the board of directors for Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization with a ...
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Colorado Firm Dismissed from Complex Class Action Case on a Preliminary Motion

Chipman Glasser, LLC recently obtained prompt dismissal for a Colorado-based company that was named as a defendant in a nation-wide class action that involved potentially millions of class members. The client is a local Denver success story that administers insurance ...
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Staying Smart in a Smartphone World: Part 2

By E. Job Seese The first post in this series discussed the pitfalls—and advantages—of conducting important business communications via text messaging. This second installment addresses some of the practical measures that individual businesspeople as well as companies can take in ...
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Staying Smart in a Smartphone World

By E. Job Seese NOTE: THIS IS THE FIRST IN A MULTI-PART SERIES. You, like the rest of the world, have learned the do’s and don’ts of conducting business by email. But what about texting, which has become the preferred ...
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Colorado Supreme Court Conforms Pleading Standard to Federal Practices

By Dean Shaffer The Colorado Supreme Court today, in Warne v. Hall, Case No. 14SC176, adopted the stricter civil pleading standard first applied by the U.S. Supreme Court in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 (2007). Under the ...
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Discharged Company Officer And Founder Settles Derivative Action and Wrongful Termination Suit on Favorable Terms

Chipman Glasser, LLC represented the founder and president of a high-tech bio-pharmaceutical company who was abruptly discharged after he brought to the company’s attention several questionable business practices. On the client’s behalf, the firm asserted claims of wrongful termination under ...
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French Investment Banker Dismissed From Colorado Lawsuit Involving An Alleged Investment In Cyprus—Followed By A Fee Award

Chipman Glasser, LLC recently defended a party who was belatedly brought into a multi-national case by a third-party plaintiff. The lawsuit involved parties and alleged conduct spanning four continents, and our client, a Swiss businessman with no connection whatsoever to ...
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Underground Utility Contractor Awarded Damages For Unpaid Construction Costs

Following a four-day jury trial, Chipman Glasser, LLC secured a verdict in favor of an underground utility contractor. Our to installed the sewer and water system for a private developer. But upon completion of the project, the developer refused to ...
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Reid Allred Presentation for the Colorado Microbusiness Alliance

Chipman Glasser partner, Reid Allred, will be giving a presentation for the Colorado Microbusiness Alliance on two nights next week—September 8, 2015 in Parker, Colorado and September 9, 2015 at Westminster, Colorado. Mr. Allred will be speaking about how business ...
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Does LaFond Address Common Law Fiduciary Duties of LLC Members?

By Reid J. Allred and Maral Shoaei The Colorado Supreme Court, in a recent opinion, LaFond v. Sweeney, addressed the duties of a manager or member of a limited liability company (“LLC”) under Colorado law upon dissolution and winding up ...
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Assessing CAPP, Part I: Impact on the Motion to Dismiss Strategy

By E. Job Seese The following is the first in a forthcoming series of blog posts looking at the CAPP Rules and their practical impact on litigation strategy. CAPP’S INTRODUCTION Effective January 2012, the Colorado Supreme Court authorized a ...
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Revisiting Fiduciary Duties of Members of Colorado LLCs

The law governing limited liability companies (“LLCs”) and their members is relatively undeveloped, and it continues to evolve. One important question, for example, is whether the members of an LLC owe fiduciary duties to each other. In a previous ...
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Fee Awards Are Only Non-Dischargeable Only If The Applicable Statute Proscribes Conduct That Violates § 523

CITATION: Kaplan v. Wasko, Case No. CC-12-1118-PaMkBe (9th Cir. B.A.P. Mar. 6, 2013) (unpublished). RULING: The Ninth Circuit B.A.P. remanded this case and directed the bankruptcy court to apply the issue preclusion factors identified in Harmon v. Kobrin (In re ...
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Restoration Construction: Navigating The New Rules In Colorado

On June 6, 2012, Colorado fundamentally altered the rules that apply to roofers and restoration contractors handling losses on residential property. Governor Hickenlooper signed into law a bill1 that, at first blush, appears aimed at unscrupulous “storm chasers.” The impact ...
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Buyer Beware: The Utility Of Acquired Claims May Be Limited By The Purity Of The Buyer’s Motive

The American Bankruptcy Institute recently published Mr. Glasser's summary of a recent decision by the Ninth Circuit BAP. Click here to view the original article. Citation: Beal Bank USA v. Windmill Durango Office, LLC, US Trustee, ...
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Fiduciary Duties of Members of Colorado LLCs

The limited liability company (LLC) enabling statutes in some states expressly set forth affirmative duties that LLC members owe to one another.[1] Other state LLC enabling statutes expressly negate such duties.[2] The Colorado Limited Liability Company Act[3] ...
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Are Law Firms Keeping Pace With The Rate Of External Change?

Today, the Washington Post is reporting that the venerable law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf has inched at least one step closer to bankruptcy. Click here for the Post article. If the firm cannot negotiate a merger ...
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A Survey Of State Law Regarding Forum-Selection Clauses

Introduction Often companies that contract with parties in various states are faced with litigation across various forums. Being sued in federal and state courts across the United States can be expensive, time consuming and disruptive. To help minimize this problem, ...
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