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Starr Austen and Miller is Investigating Auto Service Agency’s Direct Mail Solicitation Practices

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Starr Austen & Miller is investigating Auto Service Agency’s direct mail advertising practices for possible statutory violations. Auto Service Agency, based in St. Peters, Missouri, offers vehicle owners service contracts and is not affiliated with any vehicle manufacturer or individual dealer. If you’ve received a direct mail solicitation from Auto Service Agency, listing your vehicle’s make, model and year, please contact Andrew Miller....

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Settlement Close in Indiana State Fair Stage Collapse Case

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A settlement appears to be imminent between the two parties involved in the case arising from the collapse of the stage right before a concert at the Indiana State Fair in 2011. The accident killed seven people, injured more than 40 and led to new regulations on the erection of riggings at outdoor events. The Defendants, Live Nation Worldwide, Dave Lucas Entertainment, Mid­America Sound, Lucky Star and most of the other defendants struck an initial deal after meeting May 5 and 6 with mediator John Van Winkle. Van Winkle cited the progress made toward a resolution in a recently filed report to Marion Superior Court Judge, Theodore...

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Starr Austen Miller Investigating Falling Debris Truck Accident

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Attorneys at Starr Austen Miller are investigating the recent accident in Plymouth, Ind., in which a piece of metal came loose from a trailer and crashed into a truck’s windshield, claiming the life of the driver. According to the Marshall County coroner’s office, 57-year-old Manis Stacy Jr. of Knox was driving on Ind. 17 a few miles from Plymouth when the metal flew from a trailer going the opposite direction. The piece of metal smashed through the windshield of Stacy’s truck, which veered off the road and struck a tree. Stacy was pronounced dead at the scene....

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Attention: Wagoner Medical Center Patients

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On March 18, 2013 the Attorney General's office filed documents to suspend the licenses of William G. Terpstra, M.D., Robert A. Brewer, M.D., Donald Wagoner, M.D. and Marilyn Wagoner, M.D. allegedly due to inappropriate and dangerous prescribing habits that did not meet established standards of medical practice and posed substantial risk to the safety of their patients, allegedly resulting in the deaths of 26 people. IF YOU ARE A PATIENT OF THE WAGONER MEDICAL CENTER AND HAVE SUFFERED INJURY OR SICKNESS AS A RESULT OF DRUG TOXICITY, OR A LOVED ONE HAS DIED OF AN OVERDOSE, PLEASE CONTACT US....

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Imprelis Settlement Notifications Nearing

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Notification on Settlement in Herbicide Lawsuit Coming Next Week Beginning next week, DuPont will begin notifying all plaintiffs who lost their trees to the herbicide Imprelis that a settlement has been reached in the federal class action lawsuit against the major chemical manufacturer. Starr Austen & Miller LLP filed a class action lawsuit against DuPont in the summer of 2011. A corporation that owns a number of golf courses in central Indiana informed the law firm that several hundred trees had died as a result of Imprelis being applied to the golf courses. Plaintiffs across the U.S. also filed lawsuits against DuPont claiming that...

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Starr Austen & Miller Files Suit Against Companies Responsible For Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

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Mark S. Fryman, of the Indiana law firm of Starr Austen & Miller, LLP, announced today that the firm, along with the firm of McNeely Stephenson Thopy & Harrold, have commenced a lawsuit against New England Compounding Pharmacy, Inc., d/b/a New England Compounding Center (“NECC”), and two of its closely related companies, as well as these companies officers, in regard to the recent multi-state fungal meningitis outbreak, linked to tainted vials of a contaminated steroid injection which has harmed Plaintiff, Natalie S. Copass. The case is entitled “Natalie S. Copass v. New England Compounding Pharmacy, Inc. d/b/a New England Compounding...

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Starr Austen & Miller Investigating Kenmore Elite & LG Gas Dryer Recall

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Scott Starr, of Starr, Austen & Miller, LLP, announced today that the firm is investigating potential products liability claims related to LG and Kenmore Elite gas dryers, which have been recalled due to a fire hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) announced on August 21, 2012, that approximately 21,000 LG and Kenmore Elite gas dryers, sold between November 2009 through August 2010 are being voluntarily recalled because of a faulty gas valve. This valve may fail to shut off properly, which leads to the dryer continuing to be heated even after the dryer cycle is complete. This may result...

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Starr Austen & Miller Investigates GM’s SUV Recall For Door Fires Which Affects Indiana Consumers

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Scott Starr announced today that the firm is continuing to investigate potential products liability claims related to General Motor’s announced recall of approximately 250,000 sports utility vehicles which have a door electrical problem which can cause fires. The defect reported is a door electrical problem which occurs when fluid enters the driver’s door module, which can eventually lead to the shorting out of the electrical components. These shorts can cause both the power door lock and powder window switches either to become completely inoperative, or to only work intermittently. Further, the short can cause overheating, and/or melting of the components which...

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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 products liability claims related to certain General Electric (GE) dishwashers, which have been recalled because of the danger of potential fires. GE has voluntarily recalled approximately 1.3 million dishwashers, sold from March 2006 through August 2009, because the heating element can fail, causing fires as reported by USAToday.  In fact, GE has received reports of seven different fires, three of which caused extensive property damage, although no physical injuries have been reported. The models involved in the recall include: GE, GE Adora,...

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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 potential products liability claims related to a recall of the 2013 Ford Escape for those vehicles containing a 1.6 liter engine. The Ford Escape has a new redesign for the model year 2013, and had only recently begun production of the new model at the Louisville, Kentucky Ford plant. While trying to launch this new version of the compact SUV, Ford announced a recall of approximately 11,500 vehicles manufactured between early April through July 11, 2012 all of which have a...

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