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Court suspends ex-bar association treasurer's license

The former treasurer for the Marion County Bar Association has been suspended from the practice of law for a minimum of two years for taking more than $9,100 from the organization.
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Local lawyer among first to accept Bitcoin for services

Intellectual property attorney Paul Overhauser's clients are often on the cutting edge of Internet technology, so he decided that in addition to dollars, he'll take digital dough.
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Outside law firms find fertile ground in Indianapolis

Quarles & Brady is the latest large law firm to expand to Indianapolis, and it plans to make a splash with a platoon of attorneys in high-profile office space.
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State courts to switch to e-filing system in 2015

Officials soon will seek competitive bids for a single statewide e-filing manager. Paper records likely will be phased out so clerks won't be burdened with overseeing two filing methods.
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Lawyers fret over enforcement of advertising rules

Indiana attorneys stay up at night worrying that their ads will run afoul of state rules that they consider unclear and unevenly enforced. But there's a solution in the works.
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Law firms fight 'onerous' tax shift for service businesses

The proposed switch in accounting methods could create cash-flow nightmares for medical-service providers, accounting, engineering, consulting and other professional-services companies with revenue over $10 million.
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Attorney sues hundreds over use of Indy skyline photo

Attorney Richard Bell says he has found about 300 people using a photo on their websites that he took back in 2000. His aggressive litigation against them raises vital questions about fair use and theft in the Internet age.
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Former Junior Achievement boss loses defamation appeal

Jeffrey Miller wanted claims reinstated against Federal Express Corp. and 500 Festival Inc., which owned computers used to post online comments alleging his misuse of funds and possible criminal acts.
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Purdue loses appeal to shield discrimination report

An appellate panel had harsh words for Purdue University’s conduct in shielding a report investigating a former chancellor’s complaint of gender discrimination and harassment against former university president France Cordova.
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Judge to Ballard rep: We decide where courts go

Marion Superior judges on Friday gave a grudging endorsement to the former General Motors stamping plant site as the location for a proposed criminal justice complex, but not before sending a message to Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard that the courts are their call.
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