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Re-examining New Avenues to the Arkansas Supreme Court

Re-examining New Avenues to the Arkansas Supreme Court
Denise Hoggard, president of the Arkansas Bar Association

The Arkansas Bar Association said last week that it isn't looking at another proposed state constitutional amendment creating a system in which state Supreme Court justices would be appointed rather than elected.
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Price-Fixing Lawsuit Triggers More Litigation Against Tyson

A lawsuit alleging a massive price-fixing conspiracy involving Tyson Foods Inc. and other chicken producers has sparked more litigation against the Springdale meat producer.
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Sissy's Log Cabin Defends Lien on Rolex Sold After Divorce

Sissy's Log Cabin Inc. has gone to bankruptcy court to prevent a Little Rock woman from discharging a $4,500 debt tied to a Rolex watch.
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