Legal Archive

Allcorp Ownership of Bradley Bank Liquidated for $2.6M

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2019 12:00 am

The long-running Allcorp Inc. bankruptcy case is moving toward a close.

Lawyer: Toss $12.5M Award Linked to Fax

by Mark Friedman 2/11/2019 12:00 am

The lawyer for a New Jersey man ordered to pay $12.5 million for sending an unwanted fax to a Russellville company has asked three judges to turn back time.

Friday Eldredge & Clark Names New Partners (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/11/2019 12:00 am

Angela Artherton, Katie Watson Bingham and Tyler Bone have been elected as partners at Friday Eldredge & Clark.

Trial of Ex-lawmaker Charged in Bribery Scheme Delayed

by Associated Press 2/7/2019 04:25 pm

The trial of a former Arkansas lawmaker accused of conspiring to bribe a judge who acknowledged lowering a jury's award in a negligence lawsuit in exchange for campaign contributions has been delayed until October.

Jeremy Hutchinson Asks Judge to Dismiss Charges, Alleges FBI Misconduct

by Lance Turner 2/7/2019 01:48 pm

Attorneys for former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson file a motion to dismiss fraud charges made against him in August by a federal grand jury, citing "a pattern of gross misconduct" by the FBI.

Update: New York Firm Sues NanoMech for $8.9M

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/7/2019 10:12 am

Michaelson Capital Partners of New York is suing NanoMech Inc. of Springdale in the Supreme Court of New York for $8.9 million plus interest, costs and fees.

Arkansas State Seeks Delay in Free Speech Lawsuit

by Associated Press 2/5/2019 01:22 pm

Arkansas State University attorneys want a freedom of speech lawsuit against the university to be delayed, citing a bill legislators are considering that regulates university speech.

Price Gardner Named Managing Partner at Friday Eldredge & Clark

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 10:47 am

Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP has elected Price Gardner as its managing partner.

ADEQ Seeking Applications, Nominations for Environmental Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 10:30 am

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is seeking the state's top environmental leaders to apply for this year's ADEQ Environmental Awards.

Tax Liens Total Nearly $972K for Media Gateway

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 12:00 am

Last year, a slew of tax liens was visited upon SSN Media Gateway LLC, the limited liability company does business as Media Gateway.

Roach Manufacturing Asks for $9M Judgment in Cooper Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 12:00 am

Roach Manufacturing Corp. in Trumann recently asked a Craighead County Circuit Court judge to go ahead and place a $9 million judgment against the Jonesboro accountant who allegedly embezzled the money.

Counterclaim Alleges Lies in Lowell Event Venue Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 12:00 am

The legal battle over St. Anthony's on the Creek in Lowell isn't over.

Those Devilish Details (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/4/2019 12:00 am

A new Congress and the now undeniable commencement of the 2020 presidential election campaign season mean that the most personal political topic is inching its way back into the news: health care.

Some Ethics Amendment (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/4/2019 12:00 am

An ethics amendment crafted by a corrupt legislator, Woods, that doesn't require a legislator to disclose that he has a financial relationship with people who have business before that committee is flawed indeed.

In the Internet of Things, Many Things to Worry About

by Marty Cook 2/4/2019 12:00 am

The convenience of computer networks and smartphones and data-sharing devices — the “internet of things” — can seem a godsend to those who appreciate the speed and ease of staying connected. For others, the all-inclusiveness of the IoT — eye-oh-tee, as most tech people say — means a constant battle for security.

'Black Sky' Threat Looms Over Grid, Businesses

by Kyle Massey 2/4/2019 12:00 am

David Maxwell, former director of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, warns that a crippling cyberattack on power could bring a cascade of system failures across society — from communications to water systems to food and fuel distribution.

Health Industry Sees Biggest Cost Caused by Data Breaches

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/4/2019 12:00 am

The cost of data breaches worldwide varies by industry. Sectors that are highly regulated, such as health care and financial services, have a per capita data breach cost much higher than the average.

Fraud Allegations Surround Schwyhart's Secret Holdings

by George Waldon 2/4/2019 12:00 am

A creditor gets a peek behind Bill Schwyhart's corporate veil but is not allowed to disclose what he's seen.

Spoofing Scams on the Rise, Costing Arkansas Companies Millions

by Mark Friedman 2/4/2019 12:00 am

Business email compromise (BEC), a type of fraud that uses fake employee emails, on the rise and shows no signs of slowing down.

UCA Cyber Range to Produce Needed Talent

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 2/4/2019 12:00 am

The new cyber range at the University of Central Arkansas will complement the school's new bachelor's degree program and deliver to a fast-growing job field the talent it desperately needs to combat cybercrime.