Legal Archive

Richard Mays Sues Tech Park Board, Raises Asking Price

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2015 10:30 am

Little Rock attorney Richard Mays on Thursday sued the Little Rock Technology Park Authority and other officials, challenging the board's authority to take his property under eminent domain.

Arkansas Mental Health Providers Charged with Medicaid Fraud

by Associated Press 11/20/2015 07:47 am

The two top billers in the Arkansas Medical Licensed Mental Health Practitioner Program have been charged with 20 felony counts involving false claims for Medicaid reimbursement.

Court Transferring Cases of Judge Accused of Misconduct

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 11/19/2015 03:32 pm

A special judge or judges will be appointed to hear the cases of an Arkansas judge facing allegations of administrative misconduct including having sexual relationships with defendants.

Arkansas Supreme Court Reverses Granting Class-Action Status to VA Workers

by Associated Press 11/19/2015 12:06 pm

Arkansas' highest court says a lawsuit by a group of Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs employees who claim they weren't paid for meal breaks they were required to work shouldn't be a class-action case.

Chad Causey Opens Causey Law Firm

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/18/2015 04:56 pm

Chad Causey, formerly a principal and general counsel with Noble Strategies, has founded the Causey Law Firm P.A., which will focus on state and federal regulatory law, general counsel services, litigation and business-related immigration issues.

State Claims Commission Awards Metheny Family $2M

by Lance Turner 11/18/2015 04:24 pm

The Arkansas Claims Commission has ordered the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to pay $2 million to the family of a man whose surgeon operated on the wrong side of his brain.

Paul Bookout Gets Sentencing Hearing Delay

by Associated Press 11/17/2015 05:13 pm

A sentencing hearing for a former Arkansas lawmaker who pleaded guilty to spending more than $150,000 in campaign funds on personal items has been postponed.

Judge Accused of Having Sexual Relationships with Defendants

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 11/17/2015 04:36 pm

A state disciplinary panel is accusing an Arkansas judge of having inappropriate sexual relationships with defendants.

UA Names Matt McCoy Associate General Counsel

by Marty Cook 11/16/2015 11:28 am

Matt McCoy, the associate general counsel at the University of Arkansas System, will replace Scott Varady in the general counsel office at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville beginning Jan. 4, 2016.

Sherwood Lisa Academy Among Matthews Properties Tangled in Mortgage Shuffle

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

It appears that Matthews Management Co. of Little Rock, one of the businesses descended from the Justin Matthews Sr. real estate empire in North Little Rock, is kaput.

State Lawsuits Over Online Gambling Might Not Be A Fantasy

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

You might have heard that the New York attorney general recently threw water on the fantasy sports betting companies DraftKings and FanDuel by saying New York residents can't participate in the booming betting business. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is evaluating how to proceed in the escalating legal battles over online fantasy sports betting.

One Bank Sues Insurance Broker Over 11-Year-Old Loan

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

One Bank sues Debra Hoag, the Chicago insurance broker who helped arrange the $20 million life insurance policy for the late Layton “Scooter” Stuart

Legal Troubles for Former Landers Employee Inflate Over Alleged Tire Theft

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Kevin Kinsey, a former employee of Landers Toyota of Little Rock, had been accused of stealing $441,000 in tires and accessories, and now he's facing a lawsuit from his former employer.

Jillian Hicks Takes On Multiple Roles at Noble Strategies (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Jillian Hicks has joined Noble Strategies of Little Rock as a health policy adviser, legislative analyst and legal counsel.

Court Asks for Response by Dec. 10 in Arkansas Abortion Case

by Associated Press 11/12/2015 04:04 pm

The nation's highest court has asked opponents of Arkansas' voided 12-week abortion ban to respond by next month to Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's request to have the law upheld as constitutional.

Baxter County Loses Lawsuit Challenging Nativity Display

by Associated Press 11/12/2015 12:52 pm

A federal judge has ruled that Baxter County in north Arkansas violated the Constitution by displaying a Nativity scene on the courthouse lawn in 2014.

Tech Park Board Gives Birch Raise, Braces for Eminent Domain

by Mark Carter 11/12/2015 10:05 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board on Wednesday voted to give its director a 5 percent raise and braced for a possible eminent domain lawsuit.

Corbin: Arkansas Court Voted to Strike Marriage Ban

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/11/2015 06:46 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court voted to find the state's gay marriage ban was unconstitutional but never issued its ruling months before same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide, a former state justice said in a recently published interview.

US Supreme Court Justices Skeptical of Tyson Foods in Class-Action Case

by Associated Press 11/10/2015 10:44 am

The Supreme Court appears likely to sustain a multimillion dollar judgment against Tyson Foods Inc. in a pay dispute with more than 3,000 workers at a pork-processing plant in Iowa.

Little Rock Attorney Files for State Supreme Court Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/10/2015 06:40 am

A Little Rock attorney launched a bid against a north Arkansas judge for the state Supreme Court on Monday, making his candidacy official minutes before the filing deadline for next year's election.