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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


California Supreme Court Delivers Good News for Employers With Respect to Arbitration Agreements
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • April 11 2016

Plaintiff Maribel Baltazar was an employee at Forever 21, a clothing retail merchandiser, from 2007 to 2011. When Baltazar was hired in 2007, she was


Extreme Example of Piercing Corporate Veil
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • April 1 2016

It is standard legal advice for business lawyers to tell their clients to avoid claims of "piercing the corporate veil" by respecting the distinction


Recent Federal Circuit Ruling Gives Patentees More Control Over Their Inventions
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • March 21 2016

In Lexmark Int'l, Inc. v. Impression Prods, Inc. (Feb. 12, 2016), the Federal Circuit made two rulings that will give patentees more control of their