Legal Archive

Faulkner County Juvenile Drug Court Expands UCA Partnerships

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2017 03:05 pm

The Faulkner County Juvenile Drug Court announces expanded partnerships with the University of Central Arkansas and other community members in an event at the university's campus in Conway.

Arkansas Medical Marijuana 101 (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 8/10/2017 01:06 pm

After years of public discussion in Arkansas about medical marijuana, voters in November 2016 approved a constitutional amendment to legalize it. Here's a look at the basics of the medical marijuana law, known as Amendment 98.

Leaders Form Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/9/2017 02:57 pm

Leaders in the health care, agricultural and legal sectors have formed the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association.

Arkansas Attorney General Reaches Settlement with Shuttered Funeral Home

by Associated Press 8/8/2017 02:36 pm

Arkansas' attorney general has reached a settlement with an Arkansas funeral home where bodies were found stacked on top of each other in unrefrigerated areas.

Trial Date Set in Bobby McCallister Tax Case

by Associated Press 8/8/2017 01:34 pm

A trial date has been set for Saline County Circuit Judge Bobby McCallister, who is accused of having more than $100,000 in unpaid state and federal taxes.

Federal Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn Arkansas Panhandling Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/7/2017 02:08 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union asks a federal judge to halt a new Arkansas anti-loitering law that it says unconstitutionally targets panhandlers.

More Charges Brought Against Camden Defendants in Fake Will Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

A Camden mother and daughter team who were accused of creating a fake will for a survivor of Deepwater Horizon explosion now are facing even more federal charges.

Arvest Takes Aim at Brisiel with Fayetteville Foreclosures

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Arvest Bank of Fayetteville has initiated foreclosure on several properties owned by Tim Brisiel of Legacy Ventures.

Richard Johns Set for Sentencing on Aug. 30

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Richard Johns, the former Little Rock doctor who pleaded guilty in March to his part in a conspiracy to distribute fraudulent prescriptions for oxycodone, is scheduled to be sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Brian S. Miller on Aug. 30.

Ecclesia College Woes Multiply Under Federal Investigation

by George Waldon 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Ecclesia, the private Christian college in Springdale, is facing yet another federal investigation, this one by the U.S. Department of Education.

Fighting For Information (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Fort Smith lawyer Joey McCutchen is doing right in his fight for open government.

Mallory Van Dover Named New Head of Philanthropy at ACH Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Mallory Van Dover has been hired as executive director of philanthropy at Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation in Little Rock.

DentaQuest Drops Lawsuit Against State, Armstrong

by Kyle Massey 8/2/2017 04:23 pm

DentaQuest of Boston, the bidder who sued the state of Arkansas and its procurement director, Edward Armstrong, after being disqualified for a $366 million state Medicaid dental services contract, has dropped its lawsuit.

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Tyson Foods Settles Lawsuit with Iowa Workers for $5.8M

by Associated Press 8/2/2017 06:58 am

Tyson Foods has settled a 10-year-old class-action lawsuit and will disburse nearly $6 million to more than 3,900 current and former employees of a pork plant in northwest Iowa.

Court Blocks Former Tyson Manager from Joining Pilgrim's Pride

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

A Washington County Circuit Court judge has blocked a former Tyson Foods Inc. plant manager from continuing to work for a competitor.

Amy Golden McCay Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

The outstanding balance of an FDIC $324,632 summary judgment from January 2015 against Amy Golden McCay is now part of her recently filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Arkansas Lawsuit Faults Makers of Opioids

by Mark Friedman 7/31/2017 12:00 am

A Sebastian County man who became addicted to opioids sued the drug manufacturers last month in one of the latest lawsuits filed by consumers, state attorneys general and local governments against opioid makers.

I.O. Metro's Bankruptcy Leaves Unsecured Creditors Stuck with $31.5 Million in Debt

by Mark Friedman 7/31/2017 12:00 am

After a net loss of nearly $20 million in 2015 and 2016, the furniture retailer I.O. Metro LLC in March hired a Dallas turnaround company to analyze the business and develop a plan to make the company profitable. They determined the retailer couldn't be saved.

Is Vacation in Your Plans? (Alese Stroud Expert Advice)

by Alese Stroud 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Let's be clear. Sitting on a beach practicing distance management skills via email does not count as vacation. It counts as vacation only when you completely unplug.