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FMLA: caring for an adult child

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 8 2014

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reminded us that the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") provides eligible

Conan Doyle's Estate's quixotic efforts to prevent publication of Sherlock Holmes book

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 30 2014

A recent case from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals illustrates the time and expense required to respond to even a non-meritorious claim of

U.S. Supreme Court affirms that using a computer to implement a well-known idea is not entitled to patent protection

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 20 2014

In a unanimous opinion on June 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court held that patent claims drawn to an abstract idea are not saved by merely requiring a

Case again illustrates importance of terms and conditions especially choice of law seller may lose chance to claim interest and attorneys' fees

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 14 2014

VLM Food Trading International, Inc. (VLM) was a Canadian agricultural supplier. One of its customers was Illinois Trading Company (Illinois Trading

Borrower escapes, but guarantor does not, on $17 million debt

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 2 2014

In a recent Risk Management Update, we reported on an Illinois case in which Michael Finley, former NBA star, avoided liability on his personal

Another case where freedom of contract goes too far a perpetual contract

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 15 2014

In an earlier Risk Management Update, we reported on a case in which a court refused to enforce what it perceived as an unenforceable liquidated

Illinois court either confirms or limits scope of Illinois sales representative statute

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 14 2014

The Illinois Sales Representative Act (820 ILCS 1200.01 et. Seq.) ("Act") is intentionally very favorable to sales representatives. It protect sales

EEOC attacks severance agreements

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 13 2014

Every year, employers should audit their employment agreements, especially the separation, settlement and severance agreements they use. Too many

Freedom of contract goes too far - $4.3 million escrow is not liquidated damages, but unenforceable penalty

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 20 2014

One of the principals courts repeatedly cite is that of freedom of contract. For example, in a recent Risk Management Update, we discussed the case

Claimant loses big jury verdict award of $1.1 million by waiving and not pursuing damage theory

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 29 2014

Dr. Aristo Vojdani was the owner of Immunosciences Lab, Inc. In June 2007, Dr. Vojdani and Immunosciences (referred to for convenience as "Vojdani"