Legal Archive

Walter Quinn Sues Heartland Bank, Richard O' Brien

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/4/2017 12:00 am

Once the largest stockholder in the Little Rock bank, Quinn claims O'Brien contributed to his financial difficulties and pushed him out of Heartland. His complaint alleges breach of fiduciary duty and fraud.

Judgment Made in '$10 Billion' Fraud Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/4/2017 12:00 am

A New York investor received a $450,000 judgment last week from an Bryant man who boasted about having connections to former President Bill Clinton.

Request Denied in Rogers Sportsbook Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/4/2017 12:00 am

As Robert Rogers, 73, awaits trial in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville on one charge of operating a gambling business and one count of money laundering, he asked his judge for a small favor.

Surgeon Logan Lynch Starts at St. Bernards (NEA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/4/2017 12:00 am

Lynch completed an internship and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he spent the last year as administrative chief resident of general surgery.

Mitchell Williams Adds Associates in Little Rock, Rogers (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/4/2017 12:00 am

Devin R. Bates and Katie W. Branscum have been hired as associate attorneys in the Little Rock office of the Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard law firm, and Natalie M. Dodd and Jacob McElroy have been hired as associates in the Rogers office.

Legislative Auditor Roger Norman Examines Where Most Accounting Issues Take Place

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/4/2017 12:00 am

Norman, a past president of the National State Auditors Association, serves on the board of the Arkansas Society of CPAs.

Arkansas Again Cuts Off Medicaid Money to Planned Parenthood

by Associated Press 11/28/2017 07:03 am

Arkansas has again cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, following a court ruling upholding the state's decision to defund the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.

New Frauds Land John Rogers in Prison

by George Waldon 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Testimony at the Nov. 20 bond revocation hearing of serial fraudster John Rogers shed more light on new evidence uncovered by federal investigators.

Ex-Partner Alleges Walter Quinn Used Straw Borrowers

by Mark Friedman 11/27/2017 12:00 am

A former business partner has alleged under oath that he and others served as straw borrowers so that Walter Quinn of Little Rock could access money from Heartland Bank, where Quinn was a director and its leading shareholder.

Weeding Down Arkansas' Cannabis Cultivators

by Kyle Massey 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Ninety-five entities applied for five licenses to grow medical cannabis in Arkansas. But exacting standards and daunting challenges mean it won't be easy money.

Big Whiskey's Responds to Little Rock Franchise's Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Defendants in that Big Whiskey's lawsuit that Whispers told you about last week have responded to James Bryant's allegations regarding the opening of a Big Whiskey's restaurant and bar in Bentonville.

Generations Bank Forecloses on Former Gravette Mayor

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/27/2017 12:00 am

Generations Bank has filed a foreclosure suit in Benton County Circuit Court against a former Gravette mayor who ran a since-closed restaurant.

Rogers Goes to Jail to Await Fraud Sentencing

by George Waldon 11/20/2017 12:58 pm

A federal judge in Chicago ordered that serial fraudster John Rogers be remanded to the custody of U.S. marshals.

Coal Company Digs Hole in Bankruptcy Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Mississippi Minerals Inc. in Hartford (Sebastian County) and related companies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week, listing estimated debts of between $50 million and $100 million.

Switzer Siblings Square Off Over Delta Farmland

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

The three children of former Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer are fighting over the sale of 409 acres of farmland in western Arkansas County, just south of Humphrey.

Serving Papers to John Rogers No Easy Task

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

It took awhile, but now both of John Rogers' limited liability companies are engaged in civil litigation in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Court Filing Shows No Love for Lucy's Diner

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Mathias Shopping Centers Inc., led by Sam Mathias of Springdale, has filed a second suit in Washington County Circuit Court against Neon Restaurants LLC of Fort Smith.

Shots Taken in Big Whiskey's Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

The Big Whiskey's restaurant and bar in Little Rock and owner James Bryant have filed suit — again — over the opening of a Big Whiskey's in Bentonville.

Mr. Rogers In Chicago: Can You Say Prison?

by George Waldon 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Instead of plea-reduced sentencing, John Rogers faces a bond revocation hearing in U.S. District Court in Chicago for financially enriching himself through more illegal shenanigans.

Marijuana Insurance Buds in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 11/20/2017 12:00 am

The moment last year that Arkansas voters approved the use of medical marijuana, Paul Dunn knew he wanted to sell insurance for the industry. But it won't be easy. The federal government still considers marijuana illegal.