ScottOlson

Reporter
Minority business, professions, IBJ Daily

Olson joined IBJ as a reporter in December 1999, after a three-year stint at sister publication Indiana Lawyer. Gaining valuable knowledge about the legal community has enabled him to provide broad coverage of local law firms. He has been online reporter since early 2009 and has covered utilities, the professions, and minority and small businesses. Scott is an Illinois native and graduate of Western Illinois University—home of the mighty Leathernecks. He spent nearly four years at a small Illinois daily newspaper before joining The Republic in Columbus, Ind., in 1994. There, he covered the “courts and cops” beat, and reported news from nearby towns by traipsing through the hinterlands of southeastern Indiana. In his spare time, he enjoys reading history books, riding bicycles, running and—most importantly—watching baseball and cheering on the Chicago White Sox. Scott also serves on the Zionsville West Middle School PTO Board. He lives in Zionsville with his wife and two daughters, along with two cats and a spoiled Chihuahua.
  
Phone:
(317) 472-5380

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Ex-HHGregg manager's lawsuit grows into class-action

July 15, 2014
A lawsuit brought by a former HHGregg Inc. manager charging that the company failed to pay incentive bonuses has been granted class-action status by a Marion Superior Court judge.
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Simon sues insurance companies over fatal escalator accident

June 27, 2014
Simon Property Group Inc. has filed suit against two insurance companies in an attempt to recoup damages relating to an escalator accident at Circle Centre mall in 2009 that led to the death of a Texas FFA delegate.
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Longtime Barnes & Thornburg leader stepping down

May 28, 2014
Barnes & Thornburg LLP announced Wednesday morning that the firm’s longtime managing partner, Alan Levin, will step down from his leadership role later this year. He will relinquish the top position he's held for 17 years to Robert Grand, effective Nov. 1.
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Indy attorney, developer Page files bankruptcy

January 8, 2014
Indianapolis attorney and developer Paul J. Page has filed personal bankruptcy and lists his largest debt as a $6 million guarantee on a downtown Indianapolis condominium project.
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Suit spawns liquor-distribution showdown

January 3, 2014
Indiana’s largest beer distributor is mounting the latest legal challenge to the state’s arcane, Prohibition-era liquor laws.
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Local law firm reaps $6.3M in fees from BMV class-action suit

November 20, 2013
A local law firm will receive $6.3 million as part of a class-action lawsuit that accused the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles of overcharging for driver’s licenses.
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Marsh Supermarkets, former CEO spar over attorney fees

September 12, 2013
The years-long legal spat between Don Marsh and the company he once led appeared to have concluded this summer, but has now turned to attorneys’ fees and who’s paying the million-dollar bills.
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Dispute over Uptown Business Center in SoBro gets messier

August 7, 2013
A months-long court feud over a retail building at the southwest corner of 49th Street and College Avenue in Indianapolis has become even more heated now that the owner has sought bankruptcy in an attempt to delay foreclosure on the structure.
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Ice Miller, Bingham Greenebaum Doll reduce downtown office space

June 20, 2013
A couple of Indianapolis’ largest law firms are giving up space in two downtown office towers, exemplifying how the legal profession is shifting the way in which it conducts business.
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More franchisees join revolt over Steak n Shake menu pricing

May 1, 2013
More Steak n Shake franchisees are revolting over the company’s policy that prohibits restaurants in the chain from setting their own menu prices.
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