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Confidentiality agreement not enough to protect confidential information

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
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  • January 14 2015

Confidentiality agreements have become routine as a part of conducting business. Parties frequently exchange confidentiality agreements, or sign a

Federal court ruling points out importance of confidentiality agreements and protection of trade secrets

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 27 2012

The use of non-disclosure agreements and confidentiality agreements has become a fact of business life

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

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • 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 Illinois, corporate officers and directors can owe a fiduciary duty to corporate creditors

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • 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

Written sales representative agreement succeeds in limiting commissions of terminated representative

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

It is common for manufacturers and sellers of products to use independent sales representatives to generate sales. These arrangements can be "win

Court strikes down bogus arbitration provision

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

Courts generally bend over backwards to enforce a freely negotiated arbitration provision, especially between commercial parties. But a recent case

U.S. courts refuse to enforce patent claims directed at sales outside the U.S.

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 4 2014

In Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc., (Fed. Cir. Oct. 22, 2014), the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court ruling of no direct

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

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

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

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • 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