Legal Archive

Arkansas Judge Dismisses Monsanto Lawsuit On Dicamba Ban

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/16/2018 05:06 pm

Arkansas' ban on the use of a weed killer blamed by farmers in several states for crop damage will remain in place after a state judge dismissed a legal challenge by a maker of the herbicide.

Where Cooper Meets Neal, Woods (Analysis)

by Gwen Moritz 2/13/2018 10:49 am

Like a Russian novel, overlapping federal criminal investigations in Missouri and Arkansas may need a cast of characters, and it's getting hard to identify either hero or victim.

Ex-Arkansas Lawmaker Pleads Guilty in Charity Scheme

by Associated Press 2/12/2018 03:19 pm

A former Arkansas state representative has pleaded guilty to his role in an embezzlement scheme involving a Springfield, Missouri, charity.

Fort Smith Brokers Spring Chicken Suit on Popeyes Owners

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2018 12:00 am

A Fort Smith real estate company is suing the former and current owners of a Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen restaurant in Fayetteville.

Tax Changes: The Good, Bad and Quirky

by Kyle Massey 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas Business asked a panel of tax experts for insights on the new code, which was signed by President Donald J. Trump in late December. After hitting the highlights, they delved into provisions that surprised them.

Biggest Deals of 2017: Arkansas Transactions Soar 50 Percent, Reach $14.7B

by Jan Cottingham 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Tax reform expected to increase pace, size of acquisitions in 2018.

Invest in Your Culture; It's Reflected in the Bottom Line (Karen Armstrong Expert Advice)

by Karen Armstrong 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Today's workforce, especially among millennials, rates companies that are desirable to work for based on their culture. From a recruitment and retention standpoint, culture is critical, but how do the characteristics of that environment translate to profitability?

Could Marijuana Amendment Be Repealed? (Randall Bynum Commentary)

by Randall Bynum 2/12/2018 12:00 am

With a conservative legislature and a Supreme Court leaning toward literal interpretation, it is not inconceivable that the General Assembly could vote to repeal the Medical Marijuana Amendment and have its actions upheld by this Supreme Court.

Youth Services Bankruptcy Unveils Theft Case, FBI Probe

by Mark Friedman 2/12/2018 12:00 am

The FBI and Arkansas' attorney general are investigating the defunct South Arkansas Youth Services Inc. of Magnolia, according to the nonprofit's recent bankruptcy filing.

Erin Brogdon Pleased With Intersection of Legal Work, City Connections

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2018 12:00 am

The chief of City Connections tells how leading the nonprofit fits in with her legal work at Wright Lindsey & Jennings.

State to Run Youth Lockups For Another Year

by Benjamin Hardy, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 2/7/2018 03:31 pm

A plan to reprivatize seven secure facilities housing delinquent youths has been pushed back by at least a year, the head of the Division of Youth Services of the Arkansas Department of Human Services said Monday.

Rose Law Firm Names First Female Managing Member

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/7/2018 11:09 am

Rose Law Firm in Little Rock on Wednesday announced the election of Robyn Allmendinger as its first female managing member. Her term is effective immediately.

Lawsuit Filed Over Arkansas' Revamped Voter ID Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/7/2018 10:18 am

A lawsuit challenging Arkansas' new voter ID law has been filed, arguing the requirement causes the same problems as a nearly identical law that was struck down four years ago.

Arkansas AG Rejects Wording of Ballot Measure on Immunity

by Associated Press 2/6/2018 02:30 pm

Arkansas' attorney general has rejected the wording of a ballot measure that, if passed, would have allowed the Legislature to scale back the state's immunity from lawsuits.

WLJ Law Firm Names New Managing Partner, First Female COO

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2018 08:49 am

Wright Lindsey Jennings announced Monday that attorney Stephen Lancaster has been elected by the partnership to serve as managing partner, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Judgment Rises in '$10B' Fraud Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 12:00 am

A U.S. District Court judge increased a judgment last month in favor of a New York investor against an Arkansas man who boasted about having connections to former President Bill Clinton.

Fayetteville Wedding Venue Grooms Lawsuit Against Pet Kennel

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Officials of a wedding venue in west Fayetteville filed an appeal in Washington County Circuit Court to overturn a decision that would allow a dog and cat boarding facility to operate on an adjacent property.

Trust, But Verify (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/5/2018 12:00 am

UAMS, ostensibly accountable to the public, is selling its doctors' services, and the taxpayers who employ those doctors aren't allowed to know how much the buyer is paying.

On Passing, And Failing, Civics (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas students are required to pass a civics test, the same test immigrants must pass to become naturalized American citizens, to be eligible for high school diplomas or General Educational Development certificates. If only legislators had to take it too.

Cantrell Drug Hiring in Face of Bankruptcy

by Mark Friedman 2/5/2018 12:00 am

Cantrell Drug Co. of North Little Rock said last week that it has hired about 25 people since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in November.