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Contract with one-sided termination enforced not a perpetual contract
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 22 2015

In an earlier Risk Management Update, we reported on an Illinois case in which the court declined to enforce what it considered to be a perpetual


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


Exclusive is a dangerous word to use in agreement
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • March 2 2015

Many sales and distribution agreements purport to grant "exclusive" rights to a distributor or sales representative. A recent 7th Circuit Court of


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


Seventh Circuit strikes down another arbitration provision
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • November 11 2014

In an earlier Update, we reported on a 7th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals case that struck down an arbitration provision. (Deborah Jackson, et. Al


Court strikes down bogus arbitration provision
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • November 10 2014

Courts generally bend over backwards to enforce a freely negotiated arbitration provision, especially between commercial parties. But a recent case


Parties held to contract; investor in distressed loans loses chance at windfall
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • September 19 2014

Courts, especially the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, are noted for holding parties to the terms of their contract, particularly sophisticated


Fictional clean slate computer program used in Batman movie is not infringing existing trademark
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • August 28 2014

A recent decision of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals discussed the concept of "confusion" with respect to an unusual trademark infringement claim


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


Case again illustrates importance of terms and conditions especially choice of law seller may lose chance to claim interest and attorneys' fees
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • May 14 2014

VLM Food Trading International, Inc. (VLM) was a Canadian agricultural supplier. One of its customers was Illinois Trading Company (Illinois Trading