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

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • 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

Reasonable accommodations for employees with multiple sclerosis - what does the law require?

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 9 2013

With an estimated 400,000 people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis ("MS") in the United States, it is not surprising that legal issues have flared up

In California, a settling defendant may not be truly out of the case

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 4 2012

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that in cases where the trial judge has not certified that a settlement was reached in good faith, the non-settling defendants may later sue the settling defendant if the jury apportions additional fault to the settling defendant

The top 6 employment challenges of 2014

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 10 2014

Are companies ready for 2014? Last year, we saw several significant changes and reminders to lessen the risks of suit. Here is our list of the Top 6

Statute of limitation's discovery rule not applicable to cases involving conversion of negotiable instruments where victim is not in a place to discover injury

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 12 2012

The Fifth District of the Illinois Appellate Court recently affirmed a trial court's refusal to apply the discovery rule to toll the statute of limitations and the entry of summary judgment in an action for conversion of negotiable instruments

In Illinois, corporate officers and directors can owe a fiduciary duty to corporate creditors

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 4 2012

Recently, the First District of the Illinois Appellate Court reversed the trial court's dismissal of an action for breach of fiduciary duty because it found that corporate directors and officers, in certain circumstances, owe a fiduciary duty to the corporation's creditors

California arbitration agreements can allow for emergency court orders

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 22 2013

In Baltazar v. Forever 21, Inc., No. B237173 (Cal. App. Dec. 20, 2012), California's Second District Court of Appeal enforced an employer's

Warning to corporate plaintiffs: beware of suing in a state where you are not qualified

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 21 2013

Corporations are created under state law. A corporation created under the law of one state can transact business in another (foreign) state, but only

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

Limitation of liability contract provision enforced hotel owner loses $4.1 million

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 8 2013

It is common for a contract to include provisions that allocate risks and liabilities among the parties. These could range from a complete exclusion