Legal Archive

Judge Dismisses Nucor's Federal Lawsuit Against Big River Steel

by Associated Press 2/25/2015 03:11 pm

A lawsuit seeking to stop construction of a steel mill in northeast Arkansas has been dismissed.

Arkansas Panel OKs Eliminating Death Sentence as Penalty

by Associated Press 2/25/2015 11:37 am

A proposal to abolish Arkansas' death penalty is heading to the state Senate.

George Dunklin the High Bidder in Auction of Arkansas, Jefferson County Land

by George Waldon 2/25/2015 11:32 am

George Dunklin Jr. was the high bidder at a court-ordered auction of his family's 15,881-acre farming and hunting holdings in Arkansas and Jefferson counties, sources tell Arkansas Business.

Wal-Mart Criticizes 'Conscience Protection' Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/25/2015 07:00 am

Wal-Mart on Tuesday criticized a "conscience protection" measure in the retail giant's home state that opponents say sanctions discrimination against gays and lesbians, while Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson also expressed concerns about the legislation.

Blytheville Considering Repayment Plan for Sanitation Debt

by Associated Press 2/24/2015 12:52 pm

The city of Blytheville is considering a plan to repay the state tax sales that its trash and sanitation services have failed to pay since 2004.

Arkansas Bars Expanded Local Anti-Discrimination Laws

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/23/2015 03:17 pm

Arkansas has become the second state to ban local governments from expanding anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

Auction of M.E. Black Farms Set for Tuesday

by George Waldon 2/23/2015 11:18 am

The countdown is under the 24-hour mark for the public auction of the M.E. Black Farms, expected by some to draw more than $50 million.

Ozark Regional Land Trust Says Property Left in Landowner's Will Shouldn't Have Been Sold

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/23/2015 12:00 am

The nonprofit conservation group Ozark Regional Land Trust has filed a lawsuit against the estate of a Pulaski County man arguing that he planned to leave land to the trust after his death that was later sold.

Baxter Regional's Fight Over Medicare Appeals Continues in Appeals Court

by Mark Friedman 2/23/2015 12:00 am

Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home is one of several hospitals appealing a federal court's decision denying their request to speed up Medicare claim appeals by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Arkansas Farmers Say Syngenta Tainted Grain Supply To Promote GMO

by Jan Cottingham 2/23/2015 12:00 am

At least a dozen Arkansas farmers have joined hundreds of farmers in 19 other states in almost 800 lawsuits against Swiss seed maker Syngenta over genetically modified corn seed, a case that has been widely reported in the media.

Syngenta Corn Case Draws Comparison to Riceland Lawsuit

by Jan Cottingham 2/23/2015 12:00 am

Three of the lead firms in the Syngenta litigation were involved in the $750 million settlement agreement in 2011 over contamination of the U.S. rice supply by Bayer AG's genetically modified rice. A number of Arkansas rice farmers received damages as part of the settlement.

Wal-Mart Battles Manhattan Church Concerned About Firearm Sales

by Mark Friedman 2/23/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has asked the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to toss out a ruling that would force the retailer to let shareholders vote on a proposal from a Manhattan Episcopal church concerned about firearm sales.

Redman & Associates Adds Details to Claims Against Chinese Toy Maker

by Marty Cook 2/19/2015 02:08 pm

A Rogers vendor has alleged that a Chinese toy manufacturer cost it a $70 million contract with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville.

Feds Say Wal-Mart Was Biased Against Lesbians

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 05:44 pm

A federal agency says Wal-Mart discriminated against a lesbian employee who sought health coverage for her ailing wife and has ordered "a just resolution" for violating her civil rights.

Asa Hutchinson Outlines $32M Plan to Ease Prison Overcrowding

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/18/2015 05:43 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants to tap $32 million in reserve funds to open more prison space and hire additional parole officers in an effort to ease the overcrowding of state inmates in county jails.

Soul of the South Sued for Alleged Breach of Contract

by Sean Beherec 2/18/2015 01:22 pm

A federal lawsuit against Soul of the South's owners and related entities alleges the fledgling Little Rock network failed to pay for broadcasting time for its programming.

Wal-Mart Driver Appeals in Bid to Delay Tracy Morgan Crash Lawsuit

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 09:42 am

A Wal-Mart driver involved in a highway crash that killed a comic and severely injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has asked a judge to reconsider her decision not to delay Morgan's lawsuit against the company.

Couples ask Arkansas Court to Allow Gay Marriages to Resume

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 09:36 am

The couples challenging Arkansas' gay marriage ban are asking the state's highest court to lift its stay in the case and allow clerks to resume issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

Key Issues in the States' Lawsuit Over Immigration

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 09:31 am

President Barack Obama's plan to shield more than 4 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation is on hold after a judge temporarily blocked the effort.

Asa Hutchinson to Discuss Prison Overcrowding Proposals

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 07:14 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson plans to discuss proposals aimed at easing the overcrowding of thousands of state inmates at county jails.