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Steve Hilbert

A bitter fight between former business partners and friends Steve Hilbert and John Menard spilled into the public after Menard won a court order removing Hilbert as manager of MH Private Equity.

Menard, founder of the hardware store chain, said the value of the companies Hilbert bought had plummeted.

Hilbert, the former CEO of insurance giant Conseco Inc., countered that Menard only got upset after he propositioned Hilbert’s wife, Tomisue, and she refused.

There are now 11 pending lawsuits related to the dispute between Menard and Hilbert, including one with the wife of real estate investor Donald Trump.
 

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Don Marsh

A court battle between Marsh Supermarkets Inc. and former CEO Don Marsh ended in February, when a federal jury returned a $2.2 million judgment against him.

Marsh Supermarkets filed a civil lawsuit in 2009, claiming he charged the company for travels with mistresses.

His attorneys insisted the trips were business-related and within the bounds of his employment contract. Marsh countersued, saying the company wrongfully halted severance payments.

Jury members found Marsh committed fraud, but stopped short of delivering the company a total victory.
 

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John Bales

A federal jury in February returned not-guilty verdicts on 13 counts against Indianapolis real estate broker John M. Bales and attorney William E. Spencer.

The verdict followed an eight-day trial in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana in South Bend that included references to an investigation of former Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi. In October, U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett announced his office would not pursue charges against Brizzi.

Bales and Spencer were accused of wire, mail and bank fraud, stemming from deals involving a state-leased office building in Elkhart.
 

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  3. I would not vote for Bayh if he did run. I also wouldn't vote for Pence. My guess is that Bayh does not have the stomach to oppose persons on the far left or far right. Also, outside of capitalizing on his time as U. S. Senator (and his wife's time as a board member to several companies) I don't know if he is willing to fight for anything. If people who claim to be in the middle walk away from fights with the right and left wing, what are we left with? Extremes. It's probably best for Bayh if he does not have the stomach for the fight but the result is no middle ground.

  4. JK - I meant that the results don't ring true. I also questioned the 10-year-old study because so much in the "health care system" has changed since the study was made. Moreover, it was hard to get to any overall conclusion or observation with the article. But....don't be defensive given my comments; I still think you do the best job of any journalist in the area shedding light and insight on important health care issues.

  5. Probably a good idea he doesn't run. I for one do not want someone who lives in VIRGINIA to be the governor. He gave it some thought, but he likes Virginia too much. What a name I cannot say on this site! The way these people think and operate amuses me.

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