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Hall-Render co-founder returns to law firm

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.

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Locals settle First Indiana insider-trading case

The Securities and Exchange Commission said today that it has settled insider-trading charges against three local residents
who bought shares in First Indiana Corp. immediately before the July 9, 2007, announcement that it was being acquired by a
Milwaukee bank for a 42-percent premium.

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Developer’s fraud trial enters second day

Marion County prosecutors this morning began making their case that Christopher P. White knowingly wrote a bad check for $500,000
last year in a desperate attempt to save his Indianapolis-based development firm, Premier Properties USA Inc.

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Dodson Group hit crisis mode after trusted CFO suspected of theft

At first, small-business owner Jim Dodson figured the problem must be a technical glitch. During a routine analysis of
aging unpaid invoices last September, one of his employees couldn’t tie the latest figures to the company’s ledger.
Accounts receivable for his company,
the Dodson Group, had been overstated by $2.7 million—double their true value. And $422,539 was missing from the firm’s
coffers.

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Dueling Franklins iron out trademark dispute

Indiana-based Franklin College and Ohio-based Franklin University resolved their legal case last night, with Franklin University
agreeing to take specific steps in its advertisements to distinguish itself from Franklin College.

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ALTOM: Technology moves too fast for law to keep up

Technologists don’t usually give the law a basketful of respect. From our point of view, the law is struggling frantically to stay within a hundred yards of our bleeding edge. By the time the law gets around to speaking on a technical subject, the subject may not even exist anymore.

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Hilbert in-law’s life insurance dispute takes odd turn

Local businessman J.B. Carlson contends the $15 million life insurance policy he took out on Stephen Hilbert’s mother-in-law
was legitimate, because she served on his firm’s board and was a key decision-maker. The mother-in-law, Germaine
“Suzy” Tomlinson, died at age 74 last September—just 32 months after the policy was issued.

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