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Parties held to contract; investor in distressed loans loses chance at windfall

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 19 2014

Courts, especially the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, are noted for holding parties to the terms of their contract, particularly sophisticated

H-1B employer found personally liable for violating INA

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

A doctor who ran several clinics in Tennessee and Florida was held personally liable for violating the wage violations under the Immigration and

Fictional clean slate computer program used in Batman movie is not infringing existing trademark

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 28 2014

A recent decision of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals discussed the concept of "confusion" with respect to an unusual trademark infringement claim

Japanese parent may be jointly liable with its subsidiary

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 11 2014

Todd Brown worked in the New Business Development Group for Daikin America, Inc. ("DAI"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. ("DIL"

Overlooked problems with induced infringement

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 11 2014

The focus of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Limelight Networks Inc. v.Akamai Technologies Inc. has been on divided infringement, but

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