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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


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


Employment - Overtime Rule to Be Finalized in July 2016
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • December 9 2015

In August 2015, we reported that the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued a Proposed Rule that seeks to increase the salary level required before


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


Employment - A Limitation on the Enforceability of Forum-Selection Clauses in California
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • January 11 2016

In Verdugo v. Alliantgroup, a California case decided on May 28, 2015, employer Alliantgroup sought to enforce a forum-selection clause located in an


Illinois case allows "piercing corporate veil" of Delaware LLC
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • August 25 2008

The limited liability company is a relatively new form of business entity


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


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


Conan Doyle's Estate's quixotic efforts to prevent publication of Sherlock Holmes book
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 30 2014

A recent case from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals illustrates the time and expense required to respond to even a non-meritorious claim of