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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


End-User Makes End-Run to Sue ManufacturerSupplier of Competing Product
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 2 2016

One of the issues to be negotiated in a distributorship agreement is the allocation between the manufacturer and the distributor of risks and


Another Corporate Veil Piercing Case - Sham Transactions Make Affiliates and Individuals Vulnerable
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • May 17 2016

Suddenly courts in Illinois are issuing corporate veil piercing decisions. In our last update, we highlighted an Illinois Court of Appeals decision


California Employers Must Accommodate Employees Associated With Disabled Individuals, California Court Rules
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • May 10 2016

This past month, a California Court of Appeal held that California's Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) of 1980 requires employers to provide


Federal Circuit Holds That There is Patent Agent Privilege
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • April 19 2016

The United States Patent and Trademark Office ("PTO") limits the prosecution of patents and related activities to Patent Attorneys or Patent Agents