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Wal-Mart Faces More Damages In Wage Case

Wal-Mart Faces More Damages In Wage Case
Nicholas “Butch” Wagner of Wagner Jones Kopfman & Artenian LLP helped win a $54 million verdict against Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

A California jury has ruled against Wal-Mart in a class-action case challenging truck driver pay policies.
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Rickenbach To Offer Low Risk Status for No Prison at Wednesday Sentencing

His testimony failed to convict his former co-workers, but Gary Rickenbach is still hoping to avoid prison time for his admitted role in a fraudulent loan made by One Bank & Trust when he was its senior executive vice president.
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PACE Expands Improvement District Model

The Preserve at Aldersgate in Little Rock will be the first major Arkansas project taking advantage of Property Assessed Clean Energy financing.
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