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    Alex is a passionate and thorough advocate who prides himself on crafting reasonable solutions and obtaining the best results possible for his clients.  He focuses his practice on fiduciary litigation in the corporate and estate ...

A recent Indiana Court of Appeals decision provides valuable practice pointers for municipalities considering the sale of their utilities. Municipalities that do not comply exactly with statute when selling a utility do not necessarily doom the sale. The Court of Appeals’ ruling in NOW!, Inc. v. Indiana-American Water Company, Inc., __ N.E.3d __, 2018 WL 6837732 (Ind. Ct. App. Dec. 31, 2018)[1], affirmed the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission’s (“IURC”) order approving the sale of the City of Charlestown’s (“City” or “Charlestown”) water utility to a private utility.

There is no shortage of IU attorneys at BGD! IU McKinney alum Ali Bartlett Miranda and IU Maurer alum Alex Gude talk about their experiences at their alma-maters and their transition into big law ahead of the IndyBar Diversity Job Fair.

Posted in Litigation

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.

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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.

Posted in Litigation

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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Posted in Litigation

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.

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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.

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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!

Posted in Litigation

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.

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