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California Supreme Court Clarifies California's Day of Rest Rule
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • August 3 2017

Recently, in Mendoza v. Nordstrom, Inc., the California Supreme Court resolved certain unsettled questions with respect to California's Day of Rest


The Seventh Circuit Provides Guidance on Involving an Infrequently Litigated Type of Employer Practice
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • July 10 2017

It is a struggle for employers to go through various discrimination complaints brought against them by employees, especially when the complaints


Supreme Court to Decide Fate of Class Action Waivers During October, 2017 Term
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • July 10 2017

You, the Human Resources Director, just got called down the hallway to the President's office. You walk down the hallway. "Shut the door," he says


U.S. Supreme Court Narrows Patent Rights by Expanding Patent Exhaustion
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 7 2017

In another decision against patent owners, the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to expand the scope of the patent exhaustion doctrine


U.S. Supreme Court Finds Overseas Service of Suits by Mail is Permitted
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • Global, USA
  • June 7 2017

The United States Supreme Court, in an unanimous decision, held that, as long as the receiving country has not objected via the Hague


Does Your Company Need an Employment Agreement? Advantages and Disadvantages
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 5 2017

Your company is planning to hire a new accounting manager. You have already decided whom to hire, and you are now working on new employee orientation


Another Illinois Case Decides When an Asset Purchaser is Responsible for Liabilities as a Mere Continuation of the Seller
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 1 2017

In our Risk Management Update of December 23, 2015, we discussed an Illinois case that had to decide when a successor entity purchasing the assets of


Supreme Court Cracks Down on Forum Shopping in Patent Lawsuits
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • May 25 2017

In a highly-anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously decided to crack down on forum shopping in patent infringement lawsuits by


Effects of Assignor's Bankruptcy on Assignment of Payment Stream
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • May 10 2017

In a May 2, 2017 decision, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decided the fate of a stream of rental payments from the bankrupt owner of a residential


California Supreme Court rules on fee awards in forum selection clause dismissals
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • April 10 2017

This past week, the California Supreme Court weighed in on whether trial judges should award attorneys' fees against the losing side where the