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CVS, owners of Lockerbie Marketplace object to Marsh store-sale plan

June 14, 2017
Pharmacy giant CVS Health and the owner of Lockerbie Marketplace downtown filed objections Tuesday night to Marsh Supermarkets’ plan to sell 26 stores to two Ohio-based grocery chains for $24 million.

Subpoena scuffle puts American Senior Communities fraud case on contentious course

June 7, 2017
You knew the fraud case against former American Senior Communities CEO James Burkhart was going to be a battle royal once Burkhart enlisted the indefatigable defense attorney Larry Mackey, who won acclaim for prosecuting the Oklahoma City bombing suspects two decades ago.

CIB ordered to give deposition in IRS-Simon lawsuit over Pacers deal

March 15, 2017
Indianapolis' Capital Improvement Board has failed in its effort to avoid getting entangled in a legal dispute between the IRS and Mel Simon’s widow stemming from Mel’s sale of his half of the Indiana Pacers to his brother Herb in 2009.

Bankruptcy trustee appears poised to sue former ITT brass

January 16, 2017
ITT Educational Services Inc.’s bankruptcy trustee has launched a no-holds-barred investigation into the defunct company’s business practices—a move that appears likely to pave the way for her to sue former officers and directors, including CEO Kevin Modany and Chief Financial Officer Kevin Fitzpatrick.

Feds bring charges in alleged fraud scheme that stung CNO Financial

December 20, 2016
Prosecutors on Monday lowered the boom on the New York-based hedge fund Platinum Partners, alleging it carried out a $1 billion fraud that left hundreds of victims—including CNO Financial Group.

Emails heat up lawsuit over sale of Pacers stake

August 15, 2016
Attorneys for the IRS have gotten their hands on an email that appears to buttress their case that Herb Simon received a sweetheart deal when he acquired his ailing brother Mel’s 50 percent ownership in the Indiana Pacers in early 2009, just a few months before Mel died at age 82.

Pacers’ legal tenacity on display in IRS fight

July 11, 2016
The legal fallout stemming from Melvin Simon’s decision to unload his half of the Indiana Pacers to his brother Herb just a few months before his September 2009 death is getting crazier by the day.

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 prevent three top-performing salespeople who left the company late last year from working at the newly opened Indianapolis office of competitor HomeAdvisor.

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.

Special prosecutor probes donations by Monarch Beverage affiliate

March 29, 2016
A special prosecutor is investigating whether the big Indiana beer wholesaler Monarch Beverage and an affiliated company broke state law by making more than $1.47 million in campaign donations since 2002.
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