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Will The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act Make FINRA Arbitration Obsolete?

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act shows a congressional dislike for mandatory arbitration provisions, to say the least. This Act, which was signed into law on July 21, 2010, by President Barack Obama, contains many provisions which could lead, after study, to the prohibition or limitation on these boilerplate clauses in consumer contracts. This includes arbitration provisions in client agreements with broker dealers that cause many securities fraud causes of action to be arbitrated at FINRA at this time. Widespread Prevalence of These Arbitration Clauses Statistically, just about everyone in the United States has knowingly, or unknowingly, agreed to a boilerplate mandatory...

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Some who were hurt in State Fair collapse are unable to receive money from relief fund

Some victims of the Sugarland stage collapse have looked for compensation for their medical bills and injuries caused as a result of this tragedy from the State Fair Relief Fund, just to be denied because they did not meet the strict guidelines the fund imposed to determine eligibility. The State Fair Relief Fund is comprised of approximately $970,000 of donated money, and whose stated purpose is to help the victims of this accident. Thirty seven victims of the stage collapse have applied for access to money in the fund, but of those only twenty have been approved, with approximately $470,000 having...

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Investigation of Mini Cooper Engine Fires

Starr Austen & Miller is investigating engine compartment fires in certain models of the Mini Cooper. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Defect Investigation has announced that it is investigating a number of complaints about engine fires in Mini Coopers. The models that affected include the sport coupe’s S models, the Clubman and Convertible, for the 2007 and 2008 model years. There are approximately 36,000 of this type of car on the road. The complaints include engine fires, some of which occurred while the engine was off, and some of which resulted in a total loss of the vehicle. No physical...

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Multidistrict Litigation Panel Rules On Nationwide Class Action Against DuPont

Logansport, IN, October 21, 2011 – Mario Massillamany of the Indiana law firm of Starr, Austen & Miller, LLP, announced the ruling by the Multidistrict Litigation Panel regarding the nationwide class action lawsuit against E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company ("DuPont") COMMA charging that DUPONT'S herbicide Imprelis is causing widespread death among trees and other non-targeted vegetation across the country. The federal panel ruled that the Eastern District of Pennsylvania will serve the over 40 class actions pending in 18 districts. The panel’s basis was due to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency office responsible for the investigation and handling of...

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New FMCSA Trucking Policies Deemed Successful by Independent Study

New policies implemented in 2010 by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) appear to be working in reducing the number of truck collisions. Findings from an independent review, by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), show the partnership in communication between the FMCSA, its state partners, and commercial motor carriers reduced crashes, injuries, and fatalities. Previous commerical carrier policies were shouldered by a small number of staff that evaluated and determined carrier safety. The new policy system partners with the states, giving them better access to FMCSA's data. This shared communication results in successfully targeting high-risk carriers regarding...

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Starr Austen & Miller investigating listeria outbreak in the United States

Starr Austen and Miller LLP is investigating the listeria outbreak in the United States.  Jensen Farms in Colorado has been reported as the source of the listeria outbreak due to contaminated cantaloupes distributed and sold in several states which has resulted in illness and death.  To date, 84 illnesses and 16 deaths have been reported making it the deadliest food outbreak in more than a decade.  If you or a loved one are a victim of the listeria outbreak contact Starr Austen and Miller LLP for more information at 574-722-6676.  For more information about the outbreak, click here....

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Construction worker Juan Rosas killed in multivehicle crash

On October 5, 2011, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Juan-Hernandez Rosas was killed in a multi vehicle crash while working as a traffic flagman for a construction crew installing a beam on I-465 over 30th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana. At the time of the accident it has been reported that Mr. Rosas was holding a “slow” sign in the roadway. He was hit by a Hyundai, and then multiple other vehicles were also involved in the crash. It has further been reported that the occupants of the Hyundai were ejected from the vehicle by the impact of the collision. Mr. Rosas was 43 at...

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Starr Austen & Miller, LLP, is Pleased to Announce the Addition of Shannon Starr

Logansport, IN  -  October 10, 2011:  Starr Austen & Miller LLP, a prominent Indiana law firm, announces the addition of a new associate attorney, Shannon Starr, Esq.   Starr will be focusing on class action, truck and construction accident litigation.  Mr. Starr, a Logansport native, earned his a JD from the Saint Louis University School of Law, Saint Louis, Missouri and was admitted to the Indiana State Bar the same year.  After law school, he worked as an associate at Beasley & Gilkison LLP, Muncie, Indiana prior to joining the firm. Shannon was admitted to practice law in the State of Indiana...

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Starr Austen & Miller Files Civil Suit Against Accused Killer of Dave Schroder

The family of Dave Schroder has filed a lawsuit against the man accused of killing him. Schroder was a 75-year-old resident of Logansport, Indiana, who was shot twice in the head. Schroder's two sons, Terry and Robert, and seeking damages including medical, funeral and burial expenses, emotional distress caused to their father and damages for the "loss of their father's love, companionship and support." Andrew Miller, Partner at Starr Austen & Miller, will be representing Schroder's sons. Read the full article at Pharos Tribune...

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MDL Hearing Today on Indiana Golf Course Company’s Class Action Lawsuit Alleging DuPont’s New Herbicide Imprelis Causing Death Of Trees Nationwide

-- Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) Hearing to Determine Where Nationwide Class Action Cases Will Be Heard Logansport, IN, September 27, 2011 – Today, Indiana law firm of Starr, Austen & Miller, LLP, along with the other plaintiff’s firms that have filed class action lawsuits against E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company ("DuPont"), charging that DUPONT'S herbicide Imprelis is causing widespread death among trees and other non-targeted vegetation across the country, will argue in a multidistrict litigation hearing to a federal panel as to where all of the cases should be transferred. Multidistrict litigation is a procedure utilized in the federal court system...

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