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Starr Austen & Miller Suspects the JOBS Act could Lead to Fraud Against Lay Investors

Mario Massillamany of the Indiana law firm of Starr, Austen & Miller, LLP, announced an alert to the public today regarding upcoming changes in 2013 to private offerings laws with the recent enactment of the JOBS Act. The JOBS Act, formally known as the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012. According to Forbes, this Act has been heralded by many proponents as a way for small business owners and entrepreneurs to have more access to funding opportunities and to gather capital which can help them grown their businesses, and as a...

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Garfield Park Pool Chemical Spill Or Leak Causes Many To Go To Hospital

On June 21, 2012 around 2:00 p.m., there was a chemical spill or leak at the Garfield Park Aquatic Center, located at 2345 Pagoda Drive, in Indianapolis, Indiana's Southside. The Garfield Park public pool is a popular destination for kids and adults alike, such as on a hot day such as this. Although some reports are calling the problem to be a chemical leak or spill, at least one report from Shari Patton, a parent of three children swimming at the pool, described the incident as an "explosion." Of course, this story is still developing, so it remains to be seen...

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Jacqueline Jansing Plus 1 Year Old Passenger Injured In Accident On U.S. 421 At State Road 47

On June 15, 2012, at approximately 1:40 p.m. Jacqueline Jansing and her one year old passenger were headed northbound on U.S. 421 in a Chevy S-10 pickup truck when they were hit, head on, by a vehicle driven by 17 year old Jordan Franklin. The accident occurred on U.S. 421 at around State Road 47, in Boone County, Indiana. Franklin had been heading southbound on U.S. 421, headed back to Fishers, Indiana, from a church camp in Clinton County. From preliminary reports it is believed that his vehicle veered off the road for an unknown reason, and then he overcorrected, thereby...

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Starr Austen & Miller Investigating Toyota & General Motors Door Fires

Mario Massillamany of the Indiana law firm of Starr, Austen & Miller, LLP, announced today that the firm is investigating potential products liability claims related to certain vehicles manufactured by Toyota and General Motors, both of which have had several complaints of door fires resulting from faulty power window switches in the driver’s side door, which may overheat and cause fires. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation recently announced that it had upgraded its investigation of certain Toyota models to an engineering analysis, which is not yet a recall, but can precede one. Specifically, over 1.4...

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Court Ruling a Roadblock for Class Action Lawsuits

Matthew Wolf was a captain in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the Army Reserves is 2007 when was called to duty in Afghanistan. He was about a year into his 39-month lease for his Nissan Infiniti and, according to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, he was entitled to get back the $400 he’d paid in advance on his future monthly installments. But Nissan didn’t respond. Wolf’s lawyer filed a lawsuit in 2010 in Federal District Court, New Jersey, on behalf of Wolf and any other service member with a similar claim against Nissan. However, the lawsuit ran into a roadblock in...

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Starr Austen & Miller Investigates Facebook IPO And Potential Securities Fraud

Mario Massillamany  announced today that the firm is investigating the recent Facebook IPO and any possible securities fraud that occurred before, during and/or after the process. Mario Massillamany said “If someone acquired or purchased shares of Facebook common stock (FB) during the Facebook IPO on May 18, 2012, or soon thereafter, we advise they contact a securities fraud attorney to help determine their rights to recovery.” According to the Wall Street Journal, the $16 billion IPO stock’s initial public offering on May 18th was at $38 per share. Before the IPO occurred on May 9th, during the investor roadshow, Facebook filed...

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Arson Charges Dismissed Against Grissom Airmen Benjiman Durr

Mark Fryman Jr. of the Logansport law firm of Starr, Austen & Miller, LLP, is pleased to announce today that the arson charges against his clients, Air Force Staff Sergeant Benjiman Durr and his wife, Wendy Durr have been dismissed by Cass County Prosecutor Kevin Enyeart in the State of Indiana v. Wendy Durr, Cause No. 09D02-1201-FC-000004 and State of Indiana v. Benjiman Durr, Cause No. 09D02-1201-FC-00003. Air Force Staff Sergeant Benjiman Durr worked as a Security Officer at Grissom Air Force Base in Peru, Indiana and was a member of the Honor Guard.  The mission of the U.S. Air Force...

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Starr Austen & Miller appointed in Keenan Hauke Ponzi Scheme

[youtube_sc url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkY2x_bL8nk rel=0 fs=1 autohide=1 modestbranding=1] LOGANSPORT, Ind. —Mario Massillamany of the Indiana law firm of Starr, Austen & Miller, LLP, has announced the firm’s selection as attorneys for the Receiver in the case of a prominent Indiana money manager, Keenan R. Hauke, who late last year plead guilty to a large Ponzi scheme. The court in Hamilton County Superior Court 4 in Indiana has approved Starr Austen & Miller’s to initiate litigation to “recover additional funds for the Receivership estate” in the case “State of Indiana et al., v. Keenan R. Hauke, et al.,” under cause number 29D04-1104-PL-003478. The court-appointed Receiver...

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Juan Cardenas Found in Baptismal Pool

Starr Austen & Miller are investigating the death of 1-year-old Juan Cardenas who was found submerged in a baptismal pool Wednesday at a day-care center he attended located in Praise Fellowship Assembly of God, 6700 Michigan Road, on Indianapolis' Northwest side. According to police, a therapist had arrived to begin a session with the boy, but he could not be found.  Employees were asked to help look for Juan and they told police that they found him in the baptismal pool, which contained water about 2' deep.  Baptismal pools generally hold water for baptism and vary in size and shape.  He...

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