Legal Archive

Funeral Home Owners Take Plea Deal Over Stacked Bodies

by Associated Press 4/21/2016 02:46 pm

The company that owns a Jacksonville funeral home where bodies were found stacked on top of each other in unrefrigerated areas has pleaded guilty after felony charges were dropped against the father and son who own the business.

Arkansas AG Approves Ballot Measure Wording on Court Damages

by Associated Press 4/21/2016 05:55 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has approved the wording of a measure to limit lawsuit damages awarded against health care providers, clearing the way for supporters to try and put the proposal on the November ballot.

Arkansas Ex-Judge Asks to be Free for Bribery Appeal

by Associated Press 4/20/2016 11:01 am

A former Arkansas circuit judge has asked to delay reporting to federal prison while he appeals a bribery charge in which he admitted lowering a jury award in a civil lawsuit in exchange for campaign donations.

Wes Ward to Delve Into Cuban Relations at Agriculture Law Conference

by Alexis Hosticka 4/19/2016 11:05 am

Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward will speak at the Third Annual Mid-South Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference this week in Memphis.

Lecture by Footnote (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/18/2016 11:38 am

U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes seemed to use footnotes to deliver his most direct lectures to the 16 attorneys he plans to sanction in a case related to a USAA class-action lawsuit.

Defective Merchandise Detailed in Lawsuit from Wal-Mart Vendor

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

RND said the relationship between Victory and Wal-Mart soured after Wal-Mart found Victory manufactured goods in Chinese factories that allegedly weren't approved by Wal-Mart. Making matters worse, defective merchandise allegedly was shipped to the retailer, RND said in its court papers.

Wal-Mart Vendor AMG Sues Partner After Abrupt Cancellation

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Wal-Mart vendor Active Marketing Group Inc. is suing EB Brands Holdings Inc. for abruptly severing its client relationship after more than 25 years.

Developers Want Delay of AMR Arbitration Payment

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Main Street Lofts developers are trying to slow a judicial ruling on an unfavorable arbitration outcome.

‘He Was a Gentleman' (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Ray Thornton, who died last week at the age of 87, recalled an earlier era in Arkansas politics, when compromise wasn't considered treason, when people could be political foes but personal friends or, at least, friendly.

Arkansas Midland, Magellan Pipeline Settle on Easement

by Mark Friedman 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Midland Railroad Co. last week settled its easement dispute over Magellan Pipeline Co.'s $200 million pipeline project from Fort Smith to Little Rock.

Taxing Times: IRS Data on Refunds

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

The IRS issued more than 119 million refunds amounting to almost $403.3 billion in fiscal year 2015 after collecting more than $3.3 trillion in gross taxes.

Executive Recruiter Cameron Smith on Assessing Assistants

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Cameron Smith founded the executive recruitment firm Cameron Smith & Associates in 1992. The firm has gone on to become the top provider of executive talent to the almost 1,400 vendors doing business with Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Amanda Wilson Denton Brings Copyright Expertise to PPGMR (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Amanda Wilson Denton has joined the Little Rock office of PPGMR Law.

Judge Holmes Intends to Sanction 16 Attorneys After June 10 Hearing

by Mark Friedman 4/15/2016 10:57 am

U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III said Thursday that he intends to sanction 16 attorneys involved in a controversial class-action case for abusing the federal court system.

Profiles of the Attorneys Involved in Adams v. USAA

by Mark Friedman 4/15/2016 10:53 am

Here are profiles of the 17 attorneys involved in the case of Mark and Katherine Adams v. United Services Automobile Association.

Fewer Than 5 Percent Filed Claims in Controversial Class-Action Case

by Mark Friedman 4/14/2016 04:55 pm

Fewer than 5 percent of the victims in a controversial class-action case returned claim forms, according to a letter released Thursday by the federal judge who is considering sanctions against the attorneys involved in the case.

Wal-Mart Legal Department Gives UA Program $50K

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2016 04:13 pm

The legal department at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville has committed $50,000 per year for the next three years to support the University of Arkansas School of Law's existing diversity program.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2016 01:52 pm

Governor Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced appointments to state boards, commissions, committees, councils and the state Supreme Court.

State Asks Judge Not To Expand Planned Parenthood Ruling

by Associated Press 4/12/2016 09:53 am

The state is asking a federal judge to not expand her order blocking Arkansas' attempt to cut off Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood.

FBI Peers Into Soul of the South Finances

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Inquiries about how the Arkansas Development Finance Authority and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission came to invest more than $1.7 million in Soul of the South's short-lived financial fiasco are being made.