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Written sales representative agreement succeeds in limiting commissions of terminated representative

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
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  • 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

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

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
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  • 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

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
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  • USA
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  • 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

When does competition become tortious interference?

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

It is common for parties who feel injured when the other party breaches its contract to claim damages. Of course, the most likely target is the other

Bilski v. Kappos: patent protection for the information age?

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 31 2011

On June 28, 2010, The Supreme Court of the United States issued its long awaited ruling in the case of Bilski v. Kappos

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

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
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  • 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

$1.26 billion judgment against PepsiCo shows importance of registered agent

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2009

The recent $1.26 billion dollar default judgment against PepsiCo imposed by a Wisconsin state court has cast a spotlight on an otherwise obscure provision in corporate statutes - the need for a registered agent

Negative equity issue takes a strange twist

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
  • -
  • February 8 2011

In our October 5, 2009 update, we reported on the line of "negative equity" cases that were especially spawned by the recession

Appellate court finds choice-of-law clause does not trump territorial limitations of a consumer fraud action

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
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  • September 7 2012

Recently, the Second District of the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of a claimed violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act (the “CFA”) because the alleged violation did not primarily take place in Illinois

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

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
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  • 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