Masuda Funai Showcases Excellence in Litigation Win

CHICAGO – On March 15, 2017, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee rejected an auto parts manufacturer's bid seeking an arbitration mandate over a supply agreement with a former partner's ex-president. United States District Judge, Thomas A. Varlan, concluded the auto parts manufacturer wasn't automatically entitled to arbitration. Rein Krammer of Masuda Funai, the attorney representing the former partner's ex-president, Yang Koo Woo, told Law360 that his client believes the allegations to be baseless and looks forward to his day in court. Click here to read the article.

The client was represented by members of Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.'s Litigation Practice Group Rein Krammer and David J. Stein.

About Masuda Funai's Litigation Practice Group

Masuda Funai's litigators have extensive courtroom experience in a wide variety of business disputes - from complex business and patent litigation, to breach of warranty claims and basic contract disputes. The firm's litigation attorneys represent clients from all industries in courts throughout the United States, and many have been recognized for their expertise by the "Leading Lawyers Network" and the "Super Lawyers."

About Masuda Funai

Masuda Funai is a full-service corporate law firm, headquartered in Chicago, representing international and domestic companies operating and investing in the United States. With more than 50 legal professionals located in Chicago, Schaumburg and Los Angeles, the firm services clients in every aspect of business, including: establishing, acquiring, and financing operations; ownership, development and leasing of real estate; transfer of overseas employees to the U.S.; employment, labor, and benefits counseling; dispute resolution; intellectual property; business litigation; patent and other intellectual property litigation; creditors' rights and business risk management; and structuring the distribution and sale of products and services throughout the U.S. Masuda Funai services a diverse client base across many industries, including manufacturers; transportation and logistics businesses; construction companies; professional service organizations; electronics and technology companies; suppliers of food, household and outdoor goods; and financial and investment institutions.

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