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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


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


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


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


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


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


California arbitration agreements can allow for emergency court orders
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • March 22 2013

In Baltazar v. Forever 21, Inc., No. B237173 (Cal. App. Dec. 20, 2012), California's Second District Court of Appeal enforced an employer's


Trademark Infringement Suit That Should Not Have Been
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • March 17 2016

Often trademark infringement suits result from the unanticipated intersection of two apparently unrelated products or services. Sometimes the alleged