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Arkansas Senate OKs Setting Up Commission for Title Insurers
Jeremy Hutchinson

Arkansas Senate OKs Setting Up Commission for Title Insurers

The Arkansas Senate is backing a proposal to set up a new commission that would supervise the title insurance business.
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Nursing Home King Michael Morton Expanding His Empire

Even though Michael Morton has been hit by shrapnel from former Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio's bribery scandal, the Fort Smith nursing home magnate is pushing forward with plans to expand his empire.
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Health Care Law Paperwork Costs Small Businesses Thousands

Complying with the health care law is costing small businesses thousands of dollars that they didn't have to spend before the new regulations went into effect.
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NLR Contractor Loses $1.6M Lawsuit to Philadelphia Insurance

A Philadelphia insurance company was the beneficiary of a $1.6 million default judgment last week against TEAM General Contractors LLC.
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