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Legal snags kill Community-Eskenazi hospital merger

June 13, 2014
Community Health Network and Eskenazi Health quietly called off their engagement months ago, when they found out federal laws effectively prohibited their marriage.
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Many small firms to opt out of health benefits in 2015Restricted Content

January 20, 2014
Many employers with fewer than 50 workers kept their health plans for 2014, but a growing number say they’ll drop group coverage at the end of this year. Things were already trending this way before Obamacare, known officially as the Affordable Care Act. The percentage of employers with 50 or fewer workers offering health benefits in Indiana declined from 44 percent in 2000 to just 29 percent in 2011, according to a study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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Menard-Trump federal trial lays bare celebrity-endorsement business

November 12, 2013
Testimony in the first day of a trial in federal court over a contract dispute between Melania Trump, John Menard and Steve Hilbert also involved former Miss America Katie Stamm, the Kardashian sisters and the former manager of the Menards store in Avon. IBJ has the story.


 
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Lilly scientists stole $55M in secrets, indictment alleges

October 9, 2013
Three former employees of Eli Lilly and Co. allegedly transferred trade secrets that Lilly values at more than $55 million to a competing Chinese drug company, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday in federal court.
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Teachers union could pay $14M to schools under settlement

August 13, 2013
The state’s largest teachers union and its national parent organization have agreed to pay $14 million under a tentative settlement announced Tuesday morning by Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson and Indiana Securities Commissioner Chris Naylor.
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Lampoon: Durham used $1M from company to pay attorney

March 4, 2013
A film company once headed by Indianapolis financier Tim Durham says he transferred $1 million to his Indianapolis lawyer, John Tompkins, while fighting federal securities fraud charges
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High court ruling opens Medicaid escape hatch for states

July 4, 2012
While upholding President Barack Obama’s health care law, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 28 also opened an escape hatch for states that do not want to take on the project of expanding their Medicaid programs.
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High court ruling opens Medicaid escape hatch for states

June 28, 2012
While upholding President Barack Obama’s health care law, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday also opened an escape hatch for states that do not want to take on the project of expanding their Medicaid programs.
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Justices grill both sides in IU Health case

May 23, 2012
The five justices on the Indiana Supreme Court asked feisty questions of both sides in the case in which two Indiana University Health patients have argued that hospital “chargemaster” rates are unreasonable.
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Hauke receiver files suit to recover $600k from Arizona investor

April 11, 2012
The receiver representing investors in the Ponzi scheme run by convicted money manager Keenan Hauke has sued to recover nearly $600,000 in improper payments made to an Arizona investment fund.
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  1. Hail to our Constitutional Law Expert in the Executive Office! “What you’re not paying attention to is the fact that I just took an action to change the law,” Obama said.

  2. What is this, the Ind Supreme Court thinking that there is a separation of powers and limited enumerated powers as delegated by a dusty old document? Such eighteen century thinking, so rare and unwanted by the elites in this modern age. Dictate to us, dictate over us, the massess are chanting! George Soros agrees. Time to change with times Ind Supreme Court, says all President Snows. Rule by executive decree is the new black.

  3. I made the same argument before a commission of the Indiana Supreme Court and then to the fedeal district and federal appellate courts. Fell flat. So very glad to read that some judges still beleive that evidentiary foundations matter.

  4. KUDOS to the Indiana Supreme Court for realizing that some bureacracies need to go to the stake. Recall what RWR said: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!" NOW ... what next to this rare and inspiring chopping block? Well, the Commission on Gender and Race (but not religion!?!) is way overdue. And some other Board's could be cut with a positive for State and the reputation of the Indiana judiciary.

  5. During a visit where an informant with police wears audio and video, does the video necessary have to show hand to hand transaction of money and narcotics?

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