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Just Get it Out of Here! Towing Abandoned Vehicles
Do you have a delinquent and abandoned vehicle left to die at your facility? Having it towed instead of trying to sell it yourself is often the best option.
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Identifying Competing Storage Projects in the Pipeline
TALKING TO "THE MAN" Whether you are a self storage feasibility analyst or an individual researching your next project, we often need to contact local government to find out if there are any other self storage projects in the works. Because these agencies vary on a city level in both sophistication and responsiveness, this may prove to be a frustrating process. Here’s how to cut through the red tape.
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California Supreme Court Rules Protection Plan Is Not Insurance
The California Supreme Court last week unanimously ruled that a protection plan is not insurance. The decision ended five years of litigation against A-1 Self Storage.
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Your Late Fees May Not Be The Only Fees That Your State Regulates: Understanding Bank Charges Under State Law
A lot of attention has been generated recently regarding what “late fees” may be charged by self storage operators to their tenants based on state law requirements.
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Is That Your Best Effort?

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Is That Your Best Effort?
Contracts of all varieties place an obligation on one or both parties to use their “best effort” or “commercially reasonable efforts” or some variation on the efforts theme to accomplish the goals of the contract.
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Meal Breaks: Washington Supreme Court Places New Burden on Employers
Not all states require that employees who work more than a set number of hours to be given an unpaid meal break. In states that do require meal breaks litigation against employers is common.
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Cellphone Parity

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Cellphone Parity
According to a recent National Health Survey, 50.8% of households had only cellphone service in the second half of 2016. This is the first time that the survey indicated that more households exclusively used cellphone service than a landline. It is a trend that is expected to continue.
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House Passes Class Action Reform Bill

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House Passes Class Action Reform Bill
The United States House of Representatives has passed the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 (H.R. 985) by a 220 to 201 margin.
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Self Storage Not Wanted!

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Self Storage Not Wanted!
First it was Mayor DeBlazio supporting no self storage development in the Industrial Business Zones in New York. Next came the moratorium in Florida prohibiting self storage development along Highway 41.
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Limitation of Value of Stored Property

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Limitation of Value of Stored Property
On December 17, 2014 an Illinois Circuit court judge ruled that a limitation of value provision in a container storage agreement violates public policy and was not enforceable. The judge’s ruling greatly expanded the mobile storage operator’s potential liability for damages.
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