Legal Archive

TV Stations Challenge Order Blocking Ads Against Courtney Goodson

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/17/2018 11:23 am

The owner of two Arkansas TV stations is challenging a judge's order blocking them from airing a conservative group's ad attacking a state Supreme Court justice seeking re-election.

In Northwest Arkansas, Judge Halts Ad Bashing Courtney Goodson

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/16/2018 06:55 am

A northwest Arkansas judge temporarily blocked some TV stations from running a conservative group's ad targeting a state Supreme Court justice seeking re-election.

Attorney Matt Henry, Charged with Stealing Client Money, Remains in Jail

by Mark Friedman 5/15/2018 03:30 pm

On Friday, Matthew M. Henry, 45, was charged in Little Rock District Court with felony theft of property for the $25,000. He pleaded not guilty.

Courtney Goodson Sues to Block Group's Ads

by Associated Press 5/14/2018 02:46 pm

An Arkansas Supreme Court justice files a lawsuit to block a conservative group's TV ads targeting her re-election bid.

US Supreme Court Makes Sports Betting A Possibility Nationwide

by Associated Press 5/14/2018 11:33 am

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports.

Former Arkansas IRS Agent Sentenced for Identity Theft

by Associated Press 5/14/2018 10:04 am

A former Internal Revenue Service agent in Arkansas has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for identity theft.

IRS Takes Step to Stop Jonesboro Tax Prep

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 12:00 am

The Internal Revenue Service wants to stop a Jonesboro woman and her tax preparation business from handling federal tax returns for customers.

Anatomy of a Leak (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/14/2018 12:00 am

A Trump voter of my acquaintance referred to Michael Avenatti as “that idiot attorney for Stormy Daniels.” May all of us be represented by such idiots.

Stay Suspicious (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/14/2018 12:00 am

So-called dark money has again made its presence known in the race for Arkansas Supreme Court, and it's just as noxious as it was two years ago.

Benton County Man Gets Probation for Running Illegal Gambling Operation

by Mark Friedman 5/8/2018 04:00 pm

A U.S. District Court judge sentenced a 73-year-old Benton County man Monday to three years of probation for operating a large-scale illegal gambling business in northwest Arkansas.

Arkansas Supreme Court to Hear Medical Marijuana Case

by Associated Press 5/7/2018 02:30 pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court says it'll hear oral arguments over a judge's decision to prevent the state from licensing companies to grow medical marijuana.

Widow Receives $1M Judgment Over RV Dealership Destroyed by Tornado

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2018 12:01 am

A “hand-shake” man who died while cleaning up debris after a 2014 tornado has had his attention to contractual detail vindicated by the Arkansas Court of Appeals.

Benton County Man Set for Sentencing

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2018 12:00 am

The sentencing date for the Benton County man who ran a large-scale illegal gambling operation in northwest Arkansas is scheduled for today.

Walter Quinn Takes Over Mortgage, Pays Delinquent Taxes

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Real estate records indicate that two mortgages remain in place on Walter Quinn's west Little Rock home.

Trustee Seeks to Recover Millions From Nursing Home Operators

by Mark Friedman 5/7/2018 12:00 am

The trustee for a bankrupt chain of Arkansas nursing homes has accused its out-of-state operators of pulling millions of dollars out of the facilities as unpaid bills piled up in 2015 and 2016.

Village at Pleasant Valley $4.2M Ownership Redone (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/7/2018 12:00 am

New investors in the 89,781-SF retail center at 10700 Rodney Parham Road in west Little Rock enter the ownership picture.

Waste, Fraud and Abuse (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Here's a little mantra I'd like for you to commit to memory: Wherever there are human beings, there will be waste, fraud and abuse.

A Fish Rots From The Head (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/7/2018 12:00 am

Leadership, like expectations, matters. It matters greatly.

Voter ID Fight Testing Court as Much as New Law (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/6/2018 02:09 pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court's decision to allow the state to enforce its voter ID law in this month's primary while justices consider whether the measure is unconstitutional sets up a test over Republican lawmakers' efforts to reinstate a law struck down four years ago. More importantly, it will show how much the state's highest court has changed since 2014.

Courtney Goodson Again Fending Off Outside Spending

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/6/2018 02:02 pm

A conservative interest group that spent heavily two years ago to keep a member of the Arkansas Supreme Court from becoming chief justice has her in its sights again, though it's unclear why it has singled out her instead of the two men running for her seat, since all three have hinted at or touted conservative views.