Legal Archive

Labor Board OKs Personal Use of Company Email for Union Organizing

by Associated Press 12/16/2014 08:57 am

In a victory for unions, the National Labor Relations Board ruled Thursday that employees can use their company email accounts for union organizing and other workplace-related purposes, if they do it on their own time.

Officials Say Special Education Unitary in Arkansas District

by Associated Press 12/15/2014 03:49 pm

Attorneys in a longstanding Arkansas school desegregation case have filed a motion agreeing that special education in the Pulaski County Special School District is "unitary," or substantially desegregated.

Arkansas Legislators Eye More Abortion Restrictions

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/15/2014 09:51 am

Nearly two years after approving a pair of the most restrictive abortion bans in the country, Republicans in Arkansas' Legislature are weighing additional measures to make it more difficult for women to get the procedure.

IberiaBank Says Funeral Home Mortgage Payments Have Gone Cold

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 12:00 am

Gunn Funeral Home of Little Rock is the subject of a foreclosure action filed by IberiaBank of Lafayette, Louisiana.

Mabelvale Couple Ordered To Pay $2.1M to Virginia Rehab Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 12:00 am

Judge James M. Moody Jr ordered the parents of a boy who was the victim of a surgical mistake to pay $2.1 million for his care.

Lawsuit Says Turner Grain Companies Shared Assets as 'Same Entity'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 12:00 am

The financial mess at Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley is getting messier.

Gray Divorce: Arkansas Attorneys On How Late-Life Splits Threaten Retirement

by Mark Friedman 12/15/2014 12:00 am

The divorce rate for those 50 and older doubled between 1990 and 2010, and the numbers are expected to continue to rise at an alarming rate. Those who find themselves newly single will have to manage with half the assets the couple saved for retirement — with little time to restore their accounts.

Financial Scams Burden Seniors, Investments

by Sean Beherec 12/15/2014 12:00 am

A growing number of Arkansas seniors are being targeted in fraudulent schemes and investment opportunities, derailing a lifetime of planning and absorbing money that could be used on real investments.

Steve Standridge: No Personal Gain From $7M Fraud

by Gwen Moritz 12/15/2014 12:00 am

Steve Standridge was emotional but conspicuously unapologetic when he explained to a federal judge why he committed the crimes for which she had just sentenced him to five years in prison.

Judge Rejects Bid to Delay Tracy Morgan's Lawsuit Against Wal-Mart

by Associated Press 12/13/2014 11:02 am

Tracy Morgan has won the latest round in his effort to sue Wal-Mart and others over a fatal crash in New Jersey.

Leslie Rutledge Names Chief of Staff, Legislative Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2014 11:14 am

Attorney General-elect Leslie Rutledge names Carl Vogelpohl of Little Rock as chief of staff and Cory Cox of Maumelle as legislative director.

UALR Bowen School of Law Ranks Second in Student Yield

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2014 03:33 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law ranks second in the nation in student yield, a term used to describe the percentage of accepted students that choose to enroll in a given school.

Mike Beebe Says He's Still Opposed to Gay Marriage

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/10/2014 03:24 pm

Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said Wednesday he remains opposed to same-sex marriage despite recent rulings against his state's ban, but said he has eased his opposition to civil unions.

NLR Chamber, ABPG Launch Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Lee Hogan 12/10/2014 01:38 pm

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, launched the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Blake Rutherford Named Chief of Staff for Pennsylvania Attorney General

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2014 01:19 pm

Blake Rutherford, a former chief of staff for Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, has been hired as chief of staff for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, Kane's office announced Tuesday.

Randy Zook Expects Court Challenges Over Amendment 3

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/8/2014 06:31 pm

The head of the state's largest business lobbying group says he expects court challenges aimed at clarifying questions surrounding a new constitutional amendment that imposes new ethics restrictions on lawmakers and loosens term limits.

Arkansas AG: Woman Pleads Guilty to Medicaid Fraud

by Associated Press 12/8/2014 12:31 pm

Arkansas' attorney general says a Crittenden County woman has pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud.

Susan Grobmyer Steps Up at Centennial in Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Susan Grobmyer has joined Centennial Bank in Fort Smith as senior business development officer. She has more than 30 years of banking and business development experience.

The Bowen I Knew (Chuck Jones Feedback)

by Chuck Jones 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Gwen Moritz's use of the word “privilege” (Editor's Note, Nov. 17) in referencing personal encounters with Bill Bowen was certainly appropriate.

Traditions That Just Need to End (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Smart retailers, the kind that survive, will adjust to consumer habits. They will recognize which things people buy online and which things they still want to buy in a store. But, as the NRF pointed out again last week, brick-and-mortar “Main Street” retailers deserve a level playing field.