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Class Actions

Starr Austen and Miller is Investigating Auto Service Agency’s Direct Mail Solicitation Practices
Starr Austen & Miller is investigating Auto Service Agency’s direct mail advertising practices for possible statutory violations. Auto Service Agency,
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Settlement Close in Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse Case
A settlement appears to be imminent between the two parties involved in the case arising from the collapse of the stage
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Starr Austen Miller Investigating Falling Debris Truck Accident
Attorneys at Starr Austen Miller are investigating the recent accident in Plymouth, Ind., in which a piece of metal came
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Attention: Wagoner Medical Center Patients
On March 18, 2013 the Attorney General’s office filed documents to suspend the licenses of William G. Terpstra, M.D., Robert
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Imprelis Settlement Notifications Nearing
Notification on Settlement in Herbicide Lawsuit Coming Next Week Beginning next week, DuPont will begin notifying all plaintiffs who lost
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Starr Austen & Miller Files Suit Against Companies Responsible For Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
Mark S. Fryman, of the Indiana law firm of Starr Austen & Miller, LLP, announced today that the firm, along
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Starr Austen & Miller Investigating Kenmore Elite & LG Gas Dryer Recall
Scott Starr, of Starr, Austen & Miller, LLP, announced today that the firm is investigating potential products liability claims related
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Starr Austen & Miller Investigates GM’s SUV Recall For Door Fires Which Affects Indiana Consumers
Scott Starr announced today that the firm is continuing to investigate potential products liability claims related to General Motor’s announced
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Starr Austen & Miller Investigating GE Dishwasher Recall
Scott Starr, of the Indiana law firm of Starr Austen & Miller, announced today that the firm is investigating potential
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Starr Austen & Miller Investigating 2013 Ford Escape Fuel Line Fire Recalls
Scott Starr, of the Indiana law firm of Starr, Austen & Miller, LLP, announced today that the firm is investigating
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Securities Fraud

WARNING: CD and Promissory Note scams are rampant
WARNING: CD and Promissory Note scams are rampant
By: Scott L. Starr Yet another Certificate of Deposit (CD) scam has cropped up, this time in Florida, where Federal
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Fiduciary Duty Rule by Scott L. Starr, Partner
Law 360’s Allison Noon recently published an article entitled “Facing Fiduciary Duty, Brokers Threaten to Exit Nevada”.  According to Ms.
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Former powerhouse investment broker Buck sentenced to more than 3 years in prison
By Susan Orr of the Indianapolis Business Journal A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced former powerhouse Merrill Lynch broker Thomas
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More Seniors Victimized by Financial Scams
More Seniors Victimized by Financial Scams
By Yuka Hayashi of The Wall Street Journal The number of suspected cases of elder financial abuse reached a record
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Indiana Secretary of State Fines LPL Financial (Linsco Private Ledger) $450,000 for Failing to Supervise Its Indiana Brokers
Indiana Secretary of State Fines LPL Financial (Linsco Private Ledger) $450,000 for Failing to Supervise Its Indiana Brokers
Written by Scott L. Starr December 3, 2018 The securities industry is designed so that the first line of defense
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Starr Austen & Miller represents victims of fraud and ponzi schemes
An article recently reported by Rachel Graf and Law360 entitled “Asset Management Firm CEO Charged With $16M Fraud”, defines a
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SEC Charges Indiana Investment Advisor With Securities Fraud
SEC Charges Indiana Investment Advisor With Securities Fraud
September 18, 2018 The Securities Exchange Commission recently charged a former middle school math teacher now working as an investment
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Secretary Of State Connie Lawson Reminds Investors And Offerors To Use Caution With Cryptocurrency Investments
Secretary Of State Connie Lawson Reminds Investors And Offerors To Use Caution With Cryptocurrency Investments
By: www.wbiw.com Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is again reminding Hoosiers to be cautious about investments involving Initial Coin Offerings
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Adviser admits defrauding former [Indianapolis] Colt of $4.7M
“Anyone can be the victim of securities fraud. See the Indianapolis Business Journal article below. If you or a loved
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New rules look to help elderly fraud victims
New rules look to help elderly fraud victims
By Nick McGill of Fox59.com Advocates for the elderly are calling new rules designed to help protect the elderly from
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Ponzi Schemes

A Lowell, Indiana, man accused of bilking more than 25 people out of millions in a crooked investment scheme has entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court, to avoid taking the case to trial, records show.
Lowell, Indiana man strikes plea deal in ponzi-like investment scheme, records show
By Lauren Cross of NWItimes.com A Lowell, Indiana, man accused of bilking more than 25 people out of millions in
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Amish businessman ordered to pay $5.2M in scam targeting his own community
Amish businessman ordered to pay $5.2M in scam targeting his own community
By James Leggate of FOXBusiness.com A man who authorities said took advantage of his Amish heritage to recruit novice investors
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A surgeon with ties to Northwest Indiana received millions of dollars from a medical-device company accused by the federal government of paying off doctors to use its products, a recently filed federal whistleblower lawsuit reveals.
NWI tied to medical-device kickback scheme, federal lawsuit states
By Giles Bruce of The Northwest Indiana Times A surgeon with ties to Northwest Indiana received millions of dollars from
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Investors say ex-‘Fox & Friends’ host turned them into unwitting slumlords
Investors say ex-‘Fox & Friends’ host turned them into unwitting slumlords
By: Tim Evans and Tony Cook, Indianapolis Star In court filings and responses to online complaints, Morris contends he merely
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An article authored by Law360’s David Matthews describes how a Chicago rabbi allegedly abused his trust with the Chicago Jewish community by convincing his followers to invest over $35 million into a Ponzi scheme.
How a Chicago rabbi allegedly abused his trust with the Chicago Jewish community
An article authored by Law360’s David Matthews describes how a Chicago rabbi allegedly abused his trust with the Chicago Jewish
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Northern Ohio Ponzi scheme involved convicted fraudster Tim Durham
“Failing Calif. Leasing Co. An $80M Ponzi Scheme, SEC Says”, an article from Law 360 detailing yet another huge Ponzi
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Yet Another Classic Ponzi Scheme
Yet Another Classic Ponzi Scheme
By Scott Starr An article that recently appeared on Law360.com, authored by Dean Seal, titled “Tenn. Tractor Supplier Gets 3
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Stock Fraudsters Prey on the Retired
Starr Austen & Miller has represented over 1,400 investors who have lost their hard earned savings to bad brokers and
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Judge orders ex-CEO to pay nearly $850K in Veros Ponzi scheme
Judge orders ex-CEO to pay nearly $850K in Veros Ponzi scheme
By Dave Stafford / The Indiana Lawyer A former finance company chief with a history of securities law violations has
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Never Invest in a Company Started or Managed by Your Stockbroker, Insurance Agent, or Investment Advisor
The United States Securities & Exchange Commission recently sued a Colorado investment advisor for fraudulently convincing his clients to invest
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Latest News

Five large brokerage firms have been fined $1.4 million by FINRA for failing to reasonably supervise custodial accounts.
FINRA Sanctions Five Wall Street Firms $1.4 Million For Failure to Properly Monitor Minor Accounts
Five large brokerage firms have been fined $1.4 million by FINRA for failing to reasonably supervise custodial accounts. The sanctioned
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A private placement, also sometimes known as an unregistered offering, is a way for companies to raise money from investors without having to conduct a public offering. 
Private Placements 101
Sources: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Indiana Secretary of State What is a private placement? A private placement, also sometimes
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An Indianapolis man who operated a downtown payroll services business pleaded guilty to federal charges Friday after admitting to conducting a fraud scheme that cost his clients and Internal Revenue Service more than $9.4 million, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced.
Former Indianapolis payroll exec pleads guilty in $9.4M fraud scheme
By Indianapolis Business Journal Staff An Indianapolis man who operated a downtown payroll services business pleaded guilty to federal charges
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Indiana family files lawsuit against e-cigarette manufacturer
Indiana family files lawsuit against e-cigarette manufacturer
By Sandra Chapman of WTHR 13 in Indianapolis A Carmel, Indiana family is taking on one of the largest e-cigarette
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Bishop Timothy L. Doherty’s statement on Father David Hasser
Bishop Timothy L. Doherty’s statement on Father David Hasser
NOTE: Andrew Miller is a partner at Starr Austen & Miller LLP. Mr. Miller’s client received a $225,000 settlement paid
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Indiana Secretary of State Fines LPL Financial (Linsco Private Ledger) $450,000 for Failing to Supervise Its Indiana Brokers
Indiana Secretary of State Fines LPL Financial (Linsco Private Ledger) $450,000 for Failing to Supervise Its Indiana Brokers
Written by Scott L. Starr December 3, 2018 The securities industry is designed so that the first line of defense
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SEC issues warning about self-directed IRA fraud
SEC issues warning about self-directed IRA fraud
by ConsumerAffairs.com As hand-wringing over dwindling pension trust funds and economic security continues to grow, many people are looking for
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How criminals steal $37 billion a year from America's elderly
How criminals steal $37 billion a year from America’s elderly
By Bloomberg News Marjorie Jones trusted the man who called to tell her she’d won a sweepstakes prize, saying she could
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Beware of Annuity Exchanges
Beware of Annuity Exchanges!
by Scott Starr Annuities are some of the highest commission products available for an insurance agent or a stockbroker to
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Indiana woman indicted in 'largest coordinated sweep' of elder fraud cases in history
Indiana woman indicted in ‘largest coordinated sweep’ of elder fraud cases in history
By: Jordan Fischer of TheIndyChannel.com A Morgan County woman was charged in federal court Wednesday as part of what the Department of
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