We react quickly to changes in the marketplace, which is important when your industry moves 230 mph. For 70+ years, Ice Miller has represented the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) on a variety of legal issues from intellectual property, logos and licensing, to safety and liability matters.
The Firm represented the IMS following the contested finish at the 2002 Indianapolis 500 and advised Chief Executive Officer Tony George on the process and procedures for declaring a winner under the caution flag.
The Firm also represented the IMS in the high-profile lawsuit filed after the 2005 United States Grand Prix. A class-action lawsuit was filed by spectators after only 6 cars started the race. Fourteen other teams withdrew due to concerns over the tires. Ice Miller attorneys litigated the case and in June 2006, a federal district court judge dismissed the class-action lawsuit. The plaintiffs appealed the decision. Ice Miller attorneys defended the IMS again and in June 2007, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld the lower court's opinion.
The Firm also recently assisted the IMS in their negotiations to bring the MotoGP race to Indianapolis. It's the first time since 1909 that the famed oval has hosted a motorcycle race.
The famous Brickyard continues to play host to "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."