Lawyers for an Indianapolis gun store sued for making an illegal straw sale of a firearm that was used to shoot an Indianapolis police officer argued Wednesday that Indiana gun sellers are shielded from civil lawsuits even when they break the law.
Four local men who operated two used-car lots in Indianapolis have been charged with several federal crimes, including conspiracy to commit mail fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, money laundering and interstate transportation of stolen property.
Despite decades of on-the-job training for workers and numerous high-profile lawsuits, harassment by managers and co-workers persists—although the number of sexual harassment claims has declined in recent years.
Monarch Beverage Co.’s attempts to enter the liquor business over the past decade were frequently met with displeasure from staffers in the Indiana Governor’s Office and at the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission, according to private emails brought to light by a recent court case.
The court decision found the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission was “arbitrary and capricious” in its 2014 decision to deny the wholesale liquor permit application of Spirited Sales, an affiliate of Monarch Beverage Co. It also takes the Pence and Daniels gubernatorial administrations to task for intervening in the case.