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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


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


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


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


The top 6 employment challenges of 2014
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • January 10 2014

Are companies ready for 2014? Last year, we saw several significant changes and reminders to lessen the risks of suit. Here is our list of the Top 6


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


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


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


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 California, a settling defendant may not be truly out of the case
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • October 4 2012

The California Supreme Court recently ruled that in cases where the trial judge has not certified that a settlement was reached in good faith, the non-settling defendants may later sue the settling defendant if the jury apportions additional fault to the settling defendant