Divided COA tosses suit against lawyers over tax sale proceeds as untimely

A divided panel of the Indiana Court of Appeals on Thursday threw out a lawsuit against two lawyers filed by their opposing party in long-running litigation, the current case over proceeds from a tax sale that the lawyers distributed to their clients. The majority ruled that the lawsuit — filed one day outside the two-year statute of limitations — should be dismissed.

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Federal courts report bankruptcies continue to decline

Continuing a trend of recent years, bankruptcies nationwide declined for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2019, U.S. Courts reported. Overall personal bankruptcies declined slightly, though business filings increased for just the third time this decade. Indiana’s Southern District bankruptcy numbers, however, told a different tale.

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Jailed Fort Wayne attorney gets interim suspension for embezzlement convictions

A Fort Wayne attorney currently serving a six-month embezzlement sentence in federal prison has been suspended from the practice of law in Indiana effective immediately following his felony convictions. The Indiana Supreme Court issued an order of interim suspension against Randall B. Stiles, who was sentenced in March to six months behind bars for two counts of felony bankruptcy fraud and one count of misdemeanor failure to file a tax return.  

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