An administrative complaint filed today by the Indiana Secretary of State’s Office alleges Stifel Nicolaus failed to disclose
risks associated with the sale of auction-rate securities to 141 Hoosiers who invested $54.9 million.
Charter Homes owner Jerry J. Jaquess has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison and ordered to pay restitution of
$825,000 for his role in a $20 million mortgage fraud scheme.
A London-based hedge fund has sued Brightpoint Inc. over a $10 million loan it alleges the Indianapolis-based cell phone distributor
fraudulently brokered in anticipation of an acquisition in France that never materialized.
Bren Simon likely will inherit at least one-third of her billionaire husband’s fortune and potentially much more,
wealth managers speculate, based on the legal and tax issues involved in such a large estate.
A decision by a federal judge in Indianapolis to turn back a patent challenge to Eli Lilly and Co.’s Evista marks a major
victory for the company, says an analyst who closely follows the pharmaceutical industry.
Locally based Broadbent Co., one of the city’s biggest retail developers, has sued two of its banks, charging they’re
wrongly attempting to restrict its access to a $50 million credit line.
Jailed former money manager Marcus Schrenker has been appointed a public defender after telling an Indiana magistrate he has
no home and that the government has frozen all his assets.
The Indiana Supreme Court will decide whether engineering subcontractors should be held liable for millions of dollars in
cost overruns in a recent renovation of Indianapolis’ central public library.
An Indiana judge today declined to reduce the $1.5 million cash bonds for a former pastor and his sons charged with bilking
church members nationwide out of millions of dollars.
Merger talks that began last year between local legal heavyweight Ice Miller LLP and a Louisville-based law firm reportedly
have broken down, putting an end to a deal that was expected to close by the end of the year.
Authorities say socialite Dina Wein Reis’ success was the result of an elaborate scam in which she tricked large corporations—including
Indianapolis-based Roche Diagnostics Corp.—into selling her millions of dollars worth of goods at a fraction of the
regular price for use in nonexistent promotions. She then resold the products at a hefty profit.
Indiana officials are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider hearing their objections to the Chrysler bankruptcy proceedings
that resulted in its takeover by Italian automaker Fiat.
Forty-three former employees of Navistar Inc.’s shuttered diesel engine plant have sued the company, claiming it
breached their collective bargaining agreement by moving plant work in recent years to non-union facilities.
A co-founder of Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC is returning to the downtown law firm more than a decade after
he left it. Rex Killian will lead the firm’s governance consulting practice, which serves both not-for-profit
and for-profit health care clients.