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    Since joining the firm in 2009, Alex has concentrated his practice in the area of complex commercial litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts. Among his experience, Alex has litigated disputes involving class ...

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Discovery Is Expensive

Some estimates place the annual cost of the discovery phase in litigation at more than $42 billion a year. Many large companies report annual discovery costs of over $2 million. A large portion of such discovery costs are attributable to discovery disputes – for example, over whether documents or testimony should be provided to an opposing party despite the ...

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According to the American Bar Association, from 2000 through 2009, the average securities fraud class-action settlement amounted to $25 million. During this period, the average settlement amount nearly quadrupled from $11 million in 2000 to $42 million in 2010. These numbers are but one illustration of the cost of non-compliance with securities law on a company’s bottom line.

In ...

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Lawyers are taught to be zealous advocates for the interests of their clients. There are, however, limits on the level of advocacy that is acceptable. For example, the Indiana Supreme Court recently suspended an attorney from the practice of law for 30 days for overstepping those boundaries.

In the case, the respondent represented a father in a dissolution action where the father’s ...

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A new state law that took effect July 1 could lead to thousands of Hoosiers requesting to have old crimes expunged from their records. This marks the first time Indiana has allowed its courts to expunge or seal records related to crimes such as drunken driving and prostitution. Here’s the dirt on cleaning up your record.

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The law governing fee agreements in Indiana is complex and seemingly ever-changing. Recently, the Indiana Supreme Court provided additional guidance on the permissibility and use of non-refundable flat fee agreements in a case defended by Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP.

In this case, the respondent was hired by a client to represent him on a Class A felony charge of dealing in ...

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Attorneys engaging in alternative methods of stress-relief beware: a conviction for the possession of marijuana may result in a suspension of your law license. An Indiana attorney was recently suspended from the practice of law for 180 days, with 30 days actively served and the remainder stayed subject to completion of at least two years of probation, after she plead guilty to ...

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Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and the Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Women’s Forum are proud to recognize Alex Gude on his recent selection to the 2012-2013 Indianapolis Bar Association’s Bar Leader Series!

The Bar Leader Series “develops lawyers for future opportunities in leadership roles in the business and legal communities” and helps young lawyers “learn what it ...

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I recently authored an article for The Indiana Lawyer regarding an Indiana Court of Appeals decision that could take the wind out of an attorney’s sails if he or she is looking to cash in on trial experiences. A preview is below. Visit The Indiana Lawyer website for the full article.

“Attorneys looking to profit from their experiences at trial take note: the principles behind the ...

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Bingham Greenebaum Doll attorney Alex Gude and James J. Bell recently authored an article for The Indiana Lawyer on a new law resulting from the latest Indiana General Assembly session that could help non-violent offenders shield some of their conviction records from the public and potential employers. A preview is below. Visit The Indiana Lawyer website for the full article.

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Do you own an iPhone?  If so, it may be possible for opposing parties, competitors, ex-spouses, or even the government to obtain information about where you were on a given date and time.  This is possible because, ever since GPS-enabled iPhones were available to the general public, the Apple iOS (operating system) has been storing your unsecured location history.  In fact, this ...

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