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    Senior Associate

    Meaghan concentrates her practice in the area of business litigation in federal and state trial and appellate courts, including corporate governance disputes, breaches of fiduciary duties, covenant not to compete litigation ...

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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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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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On Monday, April 8, the Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP Women’s Forum prepared an apartment at Coburn Place Safe Haven for a family in need. Coburn Place, located in Indianapolis, provides women who have suffered from domestic violence and their children a chance at a fresh start by providing safe, affordable housing for up to two years. The members of the BGD Women’s Forum were honored ...

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The Bingham Greenebaum Doll Foundation, Inc., established by the firm to help provide funding to worthy causes, recently made a donation to Coburn Place Safe Haven that enabled the organization to purchase 15 vacuum cleaners. Coburn Place, an Indianapolis nonprofit that provides safe and affordable housing and support services to homeless women and children trying to escape ...

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On Monday, August 15, the Indianapolis City County Council passed an ordinance requiring ticket scalpers to obtain a license from the city to sell tickets within one mile of an event.  While this may make it more difficult for event-goers to find tickets, the ordinance is aimed at preventing consumer fraud when scalpers sell fake or counterfeit tickets.

While the ordinance is required by ...

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Indiana’s statute on official misconduct by a public servant will undergo substantial revisions effective July 1, 2011.  The statute currently makes it a D felony for a public servant to knowingly or intentionally perform an act the public servant was forbidden by law to perform.

It is also a D felony to perform an act the public servant is not authorized to perform, with the intent to ...

With social media growing at unprecedented rates, more and more media users are turning to Twitter to quickly express themselves in 140 characters or less.  But with such short thoughts, the question is raised: does a tweeter have a copyright on his tweets? 

This has become an issue for Adorian Deck who started tweeting under the identity of @OMGFacts about celebrity gossip.  With more than ...

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On Monday, the Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a conviction in Staten v. State for a class A misdemeanor of operating a vehicle while intoxicated in a manner that endangers another. Staten was driving on an access road when he failed to stop at a three-way stop sign. No one was on the road or nearby other than the officer. When the officer pulled him over, Staten smelled of alcohol and said he ...

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In a 4-1 opinion, the Indiana Supreme Court held that “under Indiana Code § 31-19-9-12(1), to be deemed to have implied his irrevocable consent to an adoption, a putative father must fail to file both a paternity action and a motion to contest the adoption.” 

In Matter of Adoption of Unborn Child of B.W., W.G. v. D.B. and J.B., the Court considered a situation in which an incarcerated ...

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In this opinion Tuesday, the Indiana Supreme Court unanimously affirmed the Vigo County trial court’s confirmation of Duke Bennett’s election as Mayor of Terre Haute.  The Supreme Court rejected incumbent Kevin Burke’s assertion that Bennett was ineligible for office under the Little Hatch Act, which “applies to the political activities of state and local government ...

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