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Recent significant commercial bankruptcy filings
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • November 30 2009

The following is a list of some recent larger U.S. bankruptcy filings in various industries.


Genetic information receives greater protection
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • October 6 2009

On Thursday, October 1, 2009, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury issued new regulations implementing Title I of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”).


President signs Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 16 2008

On May 21, 2008, President Bush signed into law the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (the “Act”), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment.


Congress close to protecting employees from genetic discrimination
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • April 28 2008

Many companies now use medical tests to screen for genetic diseases. However, on April 24, the U.S. Senate joined the House of Representatives in approving a law protecting applicants and employees from genetic discrimination.



Frank J. Del Barto
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd

Reinhold F. Krammer
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd