Legal Archive

More Signatures Submitted on Arkansas Medical Marijuana Plan

by Associated Press 8/19/2016 11:30 am

Supporters of a plan to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas have turned in additional signatures in hopes of qualifying for the November ballot.

3 Things Every Business Should Know About Attorney-Client Privilege (Rodney Moore Commentary)

by Rodney Moore 8/17/2016 09:34 am

Understanding how the attorney-client privilege works is important for businesses of all types and sizes. Here's three key things every business should know about attorney-client privilege.

SPONSORED: New Regulations Affect Trustees Of Retirement Plans

by 8/17/2016 08:29 am

A retirement plan review with experts can reduce risk and maximize benefit to employees.

Donald Trump Names Leslie Rutledge, Others to Agriculture Panel

by Associated Press 8/16/2016 10:56 am

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has named Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to his newly created Agriculture Advisory Committee.

Federal Lawsuit Challenges Clean Line Transmission Project

by Kyle Massey 8/16/2016 10:02 am

Two groups representing landowners are suing to block an electric transmission line planned for delivering wind-generated power across Arkansas from Oklahoma to Tennessee.

Update: Gene Cauley's Death Ruled Suicide

by Gwen Moritz 8/15/2016 10:33 am

S. Gene Cauley, once a high-profile class-action lawyer before pleading guilty to stealing millions from a client trust account, was found dead in his lakeside home near Hot Springs on Friday morning.

NFL's Darren McFadden Learns Lesson From Financial Fumble

by Mark Friedman 8/15/2016 12:00 am

In June, Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden filed a lawsuit accusing his former family friend and financial adviser, Michael Vick of Pulaski County, of “gross incompetence, self-dealing and outright theft” of more than $15 million.

Investment Fraud: Anyone Can Be a Victim

by Mark Friedman 8/15/2016 12:00 am

A recent study found that, between 2005 and 2015, about 7 percent of financial advisers had a record of misconduct.

The Truth Is Out There (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/15/2016 12:00 am

This keeps me awake at night: The knowledge that there are important stories of value and interest to my readers, or of importance to our community or our country, that aren't being reported because news organizations don't know about them and there might not be enough warm bodies to do the work even if we did.

The Company You Keep (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/15/2016 12:00 am

It's time for John Goodson to resign as a UA trustee. We are known by the company we keep — and the people we empower.

John Stacks Sees Charges Dismissed

by Mark Friedman 8/15/2016 12:00 am

The five-year battle between the federal government and John Stacks ended July 20 when the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas dismissed an indictment against the former owner of Mountain Pure LLC.

Power and Pain of Consensus (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Mainstream, action-oriented leadership thinkers tend to hate the idea of consensus, opting instead for rapid-fire, quick-decision meetings. The efficiency of pushing quickly for a clear path forward is hard to resist; however, it often steps over or forces underground the kind of resistance that will kill a new idea or initiative — but usually not until most of the time and money are spent.

Unemployment Rates in Arkansas Cities Vary Widely

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2016 12:00 am

Unemployment rates rose slightly in Arkansas metro areas in June, but rates are still lower than a year ago, notes Michael Pakko, chief economist at the Institute for Economic Advancement at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Trial to Begin for Judge Wade Naramore, Charged in Son's Hot Car Death

by Associated Press 8/14/2016 02:14 pm

The trial of a Garland County circuit court judge for the hot car death of his son is set to begin with the start of jury selection.

Judge Asked to Recuse From Suit Against Arkansas Treasurer

by Associated Press 8/12/2016 08:59 am

Attorneys for a former employee of Arkansas Treasurer Dennis Milligan want a federal judge to recuse from a lawsuit against Milligan.

After 2014 Vote, A New Regulatory Landscape for State Agency Rules (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 8/10/2016 11:31 am

A constitutional amendment and an executive order by Gov. Asa Hutchinson has fundamentally changed the way state agencies issue new rules. Only now are we starting to see the practical and political effects of these changes on the regulatory process.

John Goodson, Others Appeal Reprimands in Class-Action Case

by Mark Friedman 8/9/2016 09:35 am

Twelve plaintiffs' attorneys on Monday filed notice that they will appeal U.S. District Court Judge P.K. Holmes III's finding that they abused the court system in a controversial class-action case. The attorneys include five who were reprimanded by Holmes last week, including John Goodson, the husband of a state Supreme Court justice.

Drug Makers May Influence Arkansas Execution Plans (Kelly P. Kissel Analysis)

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/8/2016 07:23 am

Arkansas is dropping itself into an ethical dilemma, perhaps even a legal one, with its decision to grant secrecy to execution-drug suppliers.

Aetna Cuts Hot Springs Village Pharmacy from Medicare Network

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/8/2016 12:00 am

A pharmacy in Hot Springs Village has hauled an insurance company to court for attempting to kick it out of its network.

Ten Arkansas Business Icons Have Stories to Tell

by Gwen Moritz 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Business presents these ten Arkansas business icons as a way to acquaint readers with the personalities behind some of the most familiar names in our state's business community.