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Settlement reached in Steak n Shake franchisee suit

It's not clear whether the settlement Steak n Shake has reached with St. Louis-based Druco Restaurants will give the franchisee more leeway on pricing.
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Orange Leaf franchisee seeks $33M in suit

A dispute between one of the nation’s largest frozen yogurt chains and a local franchisee has sparked dueling lawsuits, in one of which the franchisee is seeking $33 million in damages.
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Municipalities including Westfield join trademark game

Legal brand protection is all but required in the corporate world, where businesses must guard against unauthorized use of the brands they’ve invested time and resources to build. Now, the public sector increasingly is following suit as communities work to establish identities of their own.
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Palladium contractors to pay $5.3M to settle suit

The Carmel Redevelopment Commission has agreed to settle a lawsuit over defects in the Palladium’s domed roof.
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State seeks greater damages from township embezzler

The former Center Township accountant who pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $340,000 also should pay the cost of investigating his wrongdoing, the Indiana State Board of Accounts says.
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Feds charge Deca Financial founder in $5M fraud

Federal prosecutors on Wednesday filed bank fraud, wire fraud and bankruptcy fraud charges against the founder of defunct Fishers collection agency Deca Financial.
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Settlement pending in multimillion-dollar Palladium litigation

The defendants in a multimillion-dollar legal dispute over construction defects at Carmel’s tony Palladium concert hall have agreed to settle the dispute, Hamilton Superior Court records show.
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Attorney Zeff Weiss dies after battle with cancer

Indianapolis real estate attorney Zeff A. Weiss' work on numerous significant, high-profile projects is credited with growing Indianapolis’ skyline over the years.
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Casket competitors settle lawsuit for $17M, fees

An Indiana-based casket manufacturer has agreed to pay a Pittsburgh-based competitor to settle claims it stole customers and employees, and interfered with business operations.
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$1.4M judgment against Walgreen sets health privacy precedent

A Marion County jury verdict affirmed Friday by the Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a $1.4 million verdict for a Walgreen pharmacy customer whose prescription information was provided to a third party.
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