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Developer Alig avoids prison time with plea deal

May 2, 2016
A prominent Indianapolis developer who pleaded guilty to one count of theft and one count of securities fraud received a four-year suspended sentence Monday morning and was ordered to repay victims $321,000.
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Attorney blogger Gary Welsh dies in apparent suicide

May 1, 2016
Prominent Indianapolis blogger Gary Welsh has died, according to Indianapolis police, who say they are investigating the death as a "tragic suicide."
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Pence argues email privacy ruling should apply to him, too

April 29, 2016
Gov. Mike Pence is using a recent Indiana Supreme Court decision to argue that he should not be required to release documents that have been deemed by law to be public records.
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17 former Angie's List salespeople sue for overtime

April 20, 2016
Seventeen former salespeople for Angie’s List Inc. filed lawsuits Tuesday alleging the Indianapolis-based company systematically withheld payment for overtime hours they worked.
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Judge: 3 ex-Angie's List salespeople can stay at HomeAdvisor

April 19, 2016
A Hamilton County judge has shot down an effort by Angie’s List Inc.to prevent three top-performing salespeople who left the company late last year from working at the newly opened Indianapolis office of competitor HomeAdvisor.
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Florida artist suing Wine & Canvas for second time

April 15, 2016
A Florida artist again is suing the Indianapolis-based Wine & Canvas chain, claiming its owners infringed upon the copyrights of her paintings by using them at the chain's painting parties without her permission.
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Telamon suffers new setback in $5M insurance lawsuit

April 14, 2016
A judge has dismissed the final count in a lawsuit that Carmel-based Telamon Corp. filed against its insurers in an effort to recoup more than $5 million in losses caused by a former employee’s thievery.
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Women allege gender, race discrimination at Salesforce

April 8, 2016
Two women employed in the Indianapolis offices of Salesforce.com Inc. have filed federal discrimination lawsuits against the cloud-software giant, claiming the company passed them over for promotions on multiple occasions because of their race and gender.
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Maurer to give commencement address at IU

April 7, 2016
Well-known Indianapolis businessman Michael S. "Mickey" Maurer has been selected to give this year’s address at Indiana University’s graduate commencement ceremony on May 6, the school announced Tuesday.
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Major overhaul to city's zoning code takes effect

April 1, 2016
The city’s long-awaited update to its decades-old zoning code, known as Indy Rezone, went into effect on Friday.
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