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Business owner loses $30 million through lack of due diligence
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • April 24 2015

William Carlson was a successful businessman. Carlson was the owner of Willis Capital LLC, through which he founded Belvedere Trading LLC in 2002


In Illinois, corporate officers and directors can owe a fiduciary duty to corporate creditors
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • 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


Reasonable accommodations for employees with multiple sclerosis - what does the law require?
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • 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


Confidentiality agreement not enough to protect confidential information
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • January 14 2015

Confidentiality agreements have become routine as a part of conducting business. Parties frequently exchange confidentiality agreements, or sign a


Appellate court finds choice-of-law clause does not trump territorial limitations of a consumer fraud action
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • 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


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
  • USA
  • 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
  • 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


Written sales representative agreement succeeds in limiting commissions of terminated representative
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • 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


Family and Medical Leave Act does not guarantee same rate of pay for performing light-duty job
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • August 16 2007

Hendricks, a former employee of Compass Group, USA, Inc. (“Compass”), sought to recover the wage differential to which she claimed entitlement under the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) and a collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”


Staffing agency and company were “joint employers” liable for FMLA violation
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • April 28 2008

Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that a staffing agency and an employer were “joint employers,” both liable for violations under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”