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Class Actions

Starr Austen and Miller is Investigating Auto Assure, LLC’s Direct Mail Solicitation Practices
Starr Austen and Miller is Investigating Auto Assure, LLC’s Direct Mail Solicitation Practices
Starr Austen & Miller is investigating Auto Assure, LLC’s direct mail advertising practices for possible statutory violations. Auto Assure, LLC,
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Paving Stone Co. Head Gets 10 Years For $26M Ponzi Scheme
By Stewart Bishop of Law360.com A New York man on Friday was sentenced to over 10 years in prison for
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Samsung Hit With Lawsuit Over Exploding Washers
By Steven Trader Law360, New York (March 9, 2016, 7:10 PM ET) — Consumers have accused Samsung of breaching its
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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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Securities Fraud

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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Pastor, Partner Must Pay $9M To Settle Fraud Allegations
By: Dean Seal of Law360.com A Florida federal judge on Monday ordered a fund run entirely by a North Carolina man and
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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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SEC Accuses Accounting Firm Of Fraud Over Microcap Audits
By Jon Hill of Law360.com The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday accused a California-based public accounting firm and a number
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CFTC Sues Bitcoin Crytocurrency Ponzi Scheme Operator
FRAUD: CFTC Sues Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Operator
By Nicole D. Prysby, Senior Attorney, National Legal Research Group The price of Bitcoin has soared in recent months, from
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Man behind $1M scam gets 7 1/2-year sentence
By Mitchell Kirk – Pharos Tribune (Logansport, Indiana) A former Logansport man received a 7 1/2-year sentence in federal court on
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Bitcoin scam? Here are 3 signs a cryptocurrency investment, ICO or altcoin is a fraud
Bitcoin scam? Here are 3 signs a cryptocurrency investment, ICO or altcoin is a fraud
By James Dennin of Mic.com When perpetrating any kind of scam, it helps to move in a space that’s hard
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Former heavy-hitter stockbroker Buck charged with fraud
Former heavy-hitter stockbroker Buck charged with fraud
By Indianapolis Business Journal staff Thomas. J. Buck, a former top investment broker who was fired by the local office
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SEC Settles Ponzi Scheme Suit Against Ex-NFLer, Biz Partner
SEC Settles Ponzi Scheme Suit Against Ex-NFLer, Biz Partner
By Christine Powell of Law360.com A Massachusetts federal judge greenlit a deal Friday resolving the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s
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FINRA Fines JPMorgan $1.25M For Faulty Background Checks
FINRA Fines JPMorgan $1.25M For Faulty Background Checks
By Evan Weinberger of Law360.com A JPMorgan Chase & Co. securities subsidiary on Tuesday agreed to pay $1.25 million in a settlement
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Ponzi Schemes

Failing Calif. Leasing Co. An $80M Ponzi Scheme, SEC Says
Failing Calif. Leasing Co. An $80M Ponzi Scheme, SEC Says
Introduction by attorney Scott Starr: Below is a reprint from Law 360 detailing yet another huge Ponzi scheme, this one
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SEC Sues Retail Investment Adviser Over $8M Ponzi Scheme
SEC Sues Retail Investment Adviser Over $8M Ponzi Scheme
Yet Another Ponzi Scheme Real Estate Development Scam By Scott Starr Law 360’s Dean Seal recently reported on yet another
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Yet Another Classic Ponzi Scheme
By Scott Starr Attached below is an article that recently appeared on Law360.com, authored by Dean Seal, which describes another
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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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SEC Settles Ponzi Scheme Suit Against Ex-NFLer, Biz Partner
SEC Settles Ponzi Scheme Suit Against Ex-NFLer, Biz Partner
By Christine Powell of Law360.com A Massachusetts federal judge greenlit a deal Friday resolving the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s
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Fake Hedge Fund Manager Accused Of Running Ponzi Scheme
Below is a recent article from Law360 that talks about a Ponzi-schemer defrauding his friends, clients, and their families out
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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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Wash. Investment Adviser In $3.6M Ponzi Scheme Gets 9 Years
Wash. Investment Adviser In $3.6M Ponzi Scheme Gets 9 Years
By Jon Hill of Law360.com An investment guru who copped to fleecing investors out of more than $3.6 million in
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Chicago 'Mini-Madoff' Gets Nearly 6 Years In $1.7M Fraud
Chicago ‘Mini-Madoff’ Gets Nearly 6 Years In $1.7M Fraud
By Jon Hill of Law360.com A 26-year-old Chicago man was sentenced Wednesday in Illinois federal court to nearly six years behind bars
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Latest News

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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10th Circ. Sides With DOL In Row Over New Fiduciary Rule
By Dave Simpson of Law360.com A Tenth Circuit panel Tuesday affirmed a decision upholding the U.S. Department of Labor’s new fiduciary rule
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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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Top investor threats revealed
Top Investor Threats Revealed
By The Herald-Tribune Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has released the annual list of top investor threats and reminded
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Man behind $1M scam gets 7 1/2-year sentence
By Mitchell Kirk – Pharos Tribune (Logansport, Indiana) A former Logansport man received a 7 1/2-year sentence in federal court on
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7 Best Practices For Wealth-Managing Fiduciaries
7 Best Practices For Wealth-Managing Fiduciaries
By Stuart Riemer (Law360.com) As the U.S. Department of Labor has tried to issue regulations for financial professionals who give
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Ex-SEC Chair Warns Of Adviser Exam Shortfall Disaster
Ex-SEC Chair Warns Of Adviser Exam Shortfall ‘Disaster’
By Ed Beeson of Law360.com Former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White on Friday sounded an alarm
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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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Digital
“Coin Offerings” Can Constitute Securities Sales
By Evan Weinberger of Law360.com The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday brought some clarity to the market for
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