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U.S. Federal Judge Refuses to Alter Bankruptcy Orders Protecting Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd.
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • South Korea, USA
  • September 26 2016

The federal district court in New Jersey recently denied an appeal by maritime creditors of Hanjin to lift bankruptcy protections and allow arrest of


Emergency Appeal in Hanjin Shipping Case Highlights Disconnect between Bankruptcy and Maritime Law in the United States
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • September 19 2016

A number of towage and bunker suppliers in the Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. chapter 15 case have requested the intervention of a district court judge to


The Ninth Circuit speaks: concerted action waiver in employment agreement is unenforceable under NLRA
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • September 9 2016

The Ninth Circuit recently decided where it would stand in the circuit split regarding the enforceability of concerted action waivers. In Morris v


Hanjin Shipping Now Under U.S. Bankruptcy Protection: Options for Shippers and Intermediaries
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • Japan, USA
  • September 7 2016

Yesterday afternoon in Newark, New Jersey, Judge John K. Sherwood of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court granted Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd.'s request to recognize


Disabilities - the direct threat defense: a tool in the employer's tool box
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • August 11 2016

Jack is a crane operator who works for Top 10 Construction, hoisting concrete panels that weigh several tons. A rigger on the ground helps him load


The Seventh Circuit affirms: no federal protection from sexual orientation discrimination without action by the U.S. Supreme Court or Congress
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • August 11 2016

On July 28, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, unequivocally reaffirmed that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964


Judges Clash in Overturning Arbitration Awards
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • August 8 2016

The debate about arbitration vs. litigation goes on, with partisans both for and against. One argument used by both sides is the finality of


Reminder to Employers: Pre-Employment Inquiries Into Medical History Are Illegal
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • July 12 2016

A recent EEOC lawsuit, EEOC v. Grisham Farm Products, Inc., Case No. 16-cv-03105 (W.D. Mo. June 8, 2016), serves as a reminder to employers that


Despite (or Because of) Extensive Negotiations, No Contract and No Promissory Estoppel
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • July 11 2016

A common scenario involves two parties involved in intense and prolonged negotiations that one party feels resulted in an enforceable contract, but


Giving Up What You Are Entitled To
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 23 2016

There were two recent cases from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, one on May 16 and one on May 17. The parties, judges, and areas of law were