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I-465 Semi Accident injures Gregory Lacey and Zachary Wright

Starr Austen & Miller is investigating a semi accident on I-465 injuring Gregory Lacey of Marble Hill, Georgia and Zachary Wright of Cicero, Indiana. In addition, another person was killed as a result of the accident. On September 21, 2011, around midnight, Wright was on the side of the road on I-465 near I-74 working on a disabled vehicle he was occupying. The currently unknown driver of a pick up truck, and his or her passenger, Lacey, stopped to assist the disabled vehicle. A tractor trailer driven by Paul T. Morris drove onto the shoulder of the road and struck all three people...

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Imprelis ® Class Action Filed; Interview with Mario Massillamany

Indiana Golf Course Company And Pennsylvania Homeowner File Class Action Lawsuit Alleging DuPont's New Herbicide Imprelis ® Causing Death Of Trees Nationwide Need For Impacted Property Owners To Take And Preserve Soil Sample Highlighted [ml_raw_html] [/ml_raw_html] Logansport, IN, July 18, 2011 - Scott Starr of the Indiana law firm of Starr, Austen & Miller, LLP, and Jonathan Selbin of the national plaintiffs' law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, announced that a Pennsylvania homeowner and an Indiana golf course company today filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against  E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company ("DuPont"),  charging that DuPont's herbicide, Imprelis, is causing...

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What Is Subprime Securities Fraud?

With the 2007 subprime crisis in this country, and its subsequent fall out with the entire economy, which we are still feeling the effects of today, we have heard the term “subprime securities fraud” bandied about over and over in the news and elsewhere. If you have some confusion about what this term means, here is a primer for you. Let me caution you, however, that there are hardly ever any hard and fast definitions when it comes to the law, and discussing securities fraud law is no exception. Therefore, this information is only provided for informational purposes, to help you...

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Can An Out-Of-State Lawyer Participate In Indiana FINRA Actions?

All states have laws about the unauthorized practice of law, including Indiana. These laws prevent those without a law license issued from the state of Indiana from representing individuals legal matters in this state, with some exceptions allowed for temporary admission for those with out of state licenses based on certain guidelines. However, with the rise of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), many people have questioned whether out of state investment fraud lawyers can participate in these actions held in Indiana, or whether that would be considered the unauthorized practice of law. FINRA itself...

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Indiana’s New Class Action Rule Helps Low Income Hoosiers

In late September 2010 the Indiana Supreme Court announced an amendment to Indiana Trial Rule 23, concerning class actions, which goes into effect on January 1, 2011. This amendment added a new subsection (F) concerning the disposition of residual funds from the class action award or settlement, and the most interesting thing about it is that it mandates that a minimum of 25% of those funds go towards funding for pro bono legal assistance for low income Hoosiers. Residual funds can be quite common in class actions, especially consumer class actions, with large classes of people, each of whom has suffered...

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Colleen Anderson and Joshua Anderson injured in hit-and-run

Investigators suspect alcohol was a factor early today in a hit-and-run crash on I-69 that left a Noblesville couple seriously injured. Colleen Anderson, 23, and Joshua Anderson, 24, were taken to an unidentified hospital with serious injuries not believed to be life-threatening, according to IMPD. Read the full article on the IndyStar....

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Kohler Class Action Filed

Read the official filed complaint below: UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA SOUTH BEND DIVISION SHEPLER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC., AN INDIANA CORPORATION, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND ALL OTHERS SIMILARLY SITUATED, Plaintiff, v, KOHLER CO., A WISCONSIN CORPORATION, Defendant. CASE NO. 3:11-cv-246 AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT Plaintiff Shepler Construction Company, Inc. (“Plaintiff” or “Shepler”), by and through its counsel, Starr Austen & Miller, LLP, based upon its individual experience, the investigation of counsel and on information and belief, alleges on behalf of itself and the proposed Plaintiff class defined herein, as follows: I. JURISDICTION AND VENUE 1. Venue is appropriate in the Unites...

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Class Action Alleges UPL

Lawyers use United Financial decision to make their argument. The gift of estate planning services that Portland, Ind., resident Jeffrey G. Corle and his wife received in 2010 seemed at first like a thoughtful and worthwhile investment in their future. The couple felt that way about the gift until questions about Unauthorized Practice of Law began drawing attention away from what the estate planning package offered and focused on what was not included:  adequate lawyer involvement. Now, the Jay County man is the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit in the Northern District of Indiana that aims not only to recover the $2,495...

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Gary L. King hits teenager on bicycle

On July 23, 2011, at about 8:00 p.m., Gary L. King struck a fourteen year old boy riding a bike with his car at the intersection of 36th Street and Gladstone Avenue, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The boy, who was riding his bike along with a companion on another bike, allegedly ran a stop sign and made a turn onto 36th Street where he headed into the path of Mr. King’s vehicle, a Chevrolet Tahoe. The teen was seriously injured, and was taken to Methodist Hospital in serious but stable condition. His companion on the other bike was not injured in the...

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