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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

Supreme Court rules some third-parties can sue for retaliation under Title VII

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
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  • February 7 2011

On Monday, January 24, 2011, the United States Supreme Court (the "Court") reversed an en banc 10-to-6 decision of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that held that because a third-party did not "engage in any statutorily protected activity either on his own behalf or on behalf of his fiancée, he was "not included in the class of persons for whom Congress created a retaliation cause of action."

Statute of Frauds defense fails based on course of dealing

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
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  • February 8 2013

The Statute of Frauds requires certain contracts to be evidenced by a writing to be enforceable. It is based on an English statute from the 17th

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

Japanese parent may be jointly liable with its subsidiary

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
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  • 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"

The top 6 employment challenges of 2014

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
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  • 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

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

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

$1.26 billion judgment against PepsiCo shows importance of registered agent

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
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  • 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

Company pays $55,000 to settle sexual harassment lawsuit

  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
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  • USA
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  • August 2 2010

Recently, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") announced that Trinity Products, Inc ("Trinity"), a manufacturer of billboards and signposts, agreed to pay $55,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the EEOC