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On the Move - 6/4/14

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June 4, 2014
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On The Move

On The Move highlights employment news, awards and honors attorneys receive, and board appointments or elected positions. Digital images should be 200 dpi and saved as eps, tiff or jpg. Color images are preferred. Information must be submitted at least 10 days before the Wednesday issue in which it is to appear. Submit your announcement at http://www.theindianalawyer.com/submit-on-the-move or email to managing editor Jennifer Nelson at jnelson@ibj.com. New Associations

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*Jude P. Byanski has joined Eagle & Fein P.C. in Indianapolis as an associate. He will concentrate in foundational estate planning, trust and estate administration, taxes and business planning.
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*David Roberts has joined Gutwein Law, where he concentrates his practice in intellectual property and business law. He will work at Gutwein Law’s new Indianapolis office opening this summer.

Jennifer E. Davis has joined the Indiana office of Garan Lucow Miller P.C. where she concentrates in civil litigation including insurance defense, construction litigation, foreclosure and appellate law.

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Patent attorney *Keith J. Swedo has joined Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP’s Indianapolis office as of counsel in the corporate and transactional practice group.

Col. Daniel Kozlowski has been selected as the judge advocate general for the Indiana National Guard. He previously served as the senior legal advisor at the Atterbury – Muscatatuck Center for Complex Operations.

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*Sarah Stites Millspaugh has joined Krieg DeVault LLP as a senior attorney.
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*John C. Babione has joined Wooden & McLaughlin LLP’s litigation team as senior counsel.
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*Adam Cobb has joined Ice Miller LLP’s real estate group as an associate in the Indianapolis office.
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*Blake Schulz has joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP’s Indianapolis office as an associate in the real estate practice, where he will handle a range of commercial real estate transactions.
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*Stephanie Franco Holtzlander has joined Coots Henke & Wheeler P.C., where she will lead the firm’s medical malpractice team.
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*Joshua B. Fleming, *Daniel M. Long, *Lucy R. Dollens, *Joel E. Tragesser and *Kristen L. Gentry have joined Quarles & Brady LLP’s Indianapolis office as partners. *Vanessa A. Davis, *J. Michael Hearon and *Michael A. Rogers have joined the firm as associates.

Appointments and Elections

Carol Stephan has been appointed by Gov. Mike Pence as chairperson of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. She most recently served as assistant general counsel for the IURC. Steven L. Langer, partner in Langer & Langer in Valparaiso, has been elected president of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association. Howard R. Trivers, of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, and Angela R. Hopson, of Cantrell Strenski & Mehringer LLP, have been elected by the Indianapolis Law Librarians’ Association to serve as president and secretary, respectively, from 2014-2016.

 

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*Brian P. Williams, co-managing partner at Kahn Dees Donovan & Kahn LLP, has been elected president of the 13-state Central Region of Boy Scouts of America.
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Krieg DeVault LLP partner *Julia A. Carpenter has been named to the board of directors of Little Star Center. Partner *Robert A. Wade has been named compliance expert for the board of Halifax Health.

Awards and Honors

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Indiana Court of Appeals *Judge John Baker will be recognized at the Indiana State Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Conference with an award for 25 years of exemplary service as an appellate court judge.

New Firm

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*Joe Delamater has opened the Delamater Law Office, focusing on criminal defense and family law.
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  1. He TIL team,please zap this comment too since it was merely marking a scammer and not reflecting on the story. Thanks, happy Monday, keep up the fine work.

  2. You just need my social security number sent to your Gmail account to process then loan, right? Beware scammers indeed.

  3. The appellate court just said doctors can be sued for reporting child abuse. The most dangerous form of child abuse with the highest mortality rate of any form of child abuse (between 6% and 9% according to the below listed studies). Now doctors will be far less likely to report this form of dangerous child abuse in Indiana. If you want to know what this is, google the names Lacey Spears, Julie Conley (and look at what happened when uninformed judges returned that child against medical advice), Hope Ybarra, and Dixie Blanchard. Here is some really good reporting on what this allegation was: http://media.star-telegram.com/Munchausenmoms/ Here are the two research papers: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0145213487900810 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0145213403000309 25% of sibling are dead in that second study. 25%!!! Unbelievable ruling. Chilling. Wrong.

  4. Mr. Levin says that the BMV engaged in misconduct--that the BMV (or, rather, someone in the BMV) knew Indiana motorists were being overcharged fees but did nothing to correct the situation. Such misconduct, whether engaged in by one individual or by a group, is called theft (defined as knowingly or intentionally exerting unauthorized control over the property of another person with the intent to deprive the other person of the property's value or use). Theft is a crime in Indiana (as it still is in most of the civilized world). One wonders, then, why there have been no criminal prosecutions of BMV officials for this theft? Government misconduct doesn't occur in a vacuum. An individual who works for or oversees a government agency is responsible for the misconduct. In this instance, somebody (or somebodies) with the BMV, at some time, knew Indiana motorists were being overcharged. What's more, this person (or these people), even after having the error of their ways pointed out to them, did nothing to fix the problem. Instead, the overcharges continued. Thus, the taxpayers of Indiana are also on the hook for the millions of dollars in attorneys fees (for both sides; the BMV didn't see fit to avail itself of the services of a lawyer employed by the state government) that had to be spent in order to finally convince the BMV that stealing money from Indiana motorists was a bad thing. Given that the BMV official(s) responsible for this crime continued their misconduct, covered it up, and never did anything until the agency reached an agreeable settlement, it seems the statute of limitations for prosecuting these folks has not yet run. I hope our Attorney General is paying attention to this fiasco and is seriously considering prosecution. Indiana, the state that works . . . for thieves.

  5. I'm glad that attorney Carl Hayes, who represented the BMV in this case, is able to say that his client "is pleased to have resolved the issue". Everyone makes mistakes, even bureaucratic behemoths like Indiana's BMV. So to some extent we need to be forgiving of such mistakes. But when those mistakes are going to cost Indiana taxpayers millions of dollars to rectify (because neither plaintiff's counsel nor Mr. Hayes gave freely of their services, and the BMV, being a state-funded agency, relies on taxpayer dollars to pay these attorneys their fees), the agency doesn't have a right to feel "pleased to have resolved the issue". One is left wondering why the BMV feels so pleased with this resolution? The magnitude of the agency's overcharges might suggest to some that, perhaps, these errors were more than mere oversight. Could this be why the agency is so "pleased" with this resolution? Will Indiana motorists ever be assured that the culture of incompetence (if not worse) that the BMV seems to have fostered is no longer the status quo? Or will even more "overcharges" and lawsuits result? It's fairly obvious who is really "pleased to have resolved the issue", and it's not Indiana's taxpayers who are on the hook for the legal fees generated in these cases.

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