Legal Archive

Asa Hutchinson Says He's Not Looking at Execution Delay

by Associated Press 10/2/2015 03:04 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's not considering delaying upcoming executions in his state after those in neighboring Oklahoma were halted due to its prison system receiving the wrong lethal injection drug.

Agency Fines Exxon Subsidiary $2.6M Over Mayflower Spill

by Associated Press 10/2/2015 07:40 am

Federal regulators are assessing a $2.6 million civil penalty against ExxonMobil Pipeline Co. for the 2013 oil spill.

Simmons First National Bank Names New VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 02:05 pm

Rosalind M. Mouser of Pine Bluff has joined Simmons First National Bank as senior vice president and deputy general counsel.

One Bank Announces Settlement Over 'Scooter' Stuart Money

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 11:50 am

One Bank & Trust of Little Rock on Thursday announced the settlement of an $18 million lawsuit over assets seized from entities connected with the late Layton "Scooter" Stuart, its former CEO.

Arkansas Asks Judge to OK Planned Parenthood Defunding

by Associated Press 10/1/2015 10:49 am

Arkansas is asking a judge to deny a bid to continue blocking the state's efforts to terminate its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.

Court Strikes Down Possible Payments to College Athletes

by Associated Press 9/30/2015 11:02 am

A federal appeals court agreed Wednesday that the NCAA's use of college athletes' names, images and likenesses in video games and TV broadcasts violated antitrust laws but struck down a plan to allow schools to pay players up to $5,000.

Leslie Rutledge Says She'll Join Multistate Investigation of VW

by Associated Press 9/28/2015 12:53 pm

Arkansas' attorney general is joining a multistate investigation into Volkswagen amid allegations the company cheated on emissions tests

Parties Close to Final Settlement Over 'Scooter' Stuart Money

by George Waldon 9/28/2015 11:39 am

The final paperwork is nearing completion on a settlement agreement that will boost the equity capital at Little Rock's One Bank & Trust by $6.9 million.

Little Rock, West Memphis Added to Crime-Reduction Program

by Associated Press 9/28/2015 11:23 am

Two Arkansas cities are joining a federal program aimed at reducing violent crime rates.

Federal Judge to Hear Baxter County Nativity Scene Lawsuit

by Associated Press 9/28/2015 07:04 am

A federal judge next month will consider whether the lawn of the Baxter County Courthouse is an appropriate place to put up a Nativity scene.

Allied Access Sore Subject Between Chambers Bank, Acme Holding

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

The testy relationship between Acme Holding Co. and the leading creditor in its bankruptcy, evident in a two-day hearing in April, hasn't improved.

Online Betting Operation Goes Bust in Washington County

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Timothy Clower Bryant of Fayetteville waived indictment and pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville to one count of operating an illegal gambling business.

Texarkana Restaurant Gets $25K Tab from DirecTV

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

La Fogata owner Jesus Montes recently agreed to pay $25,000 to DirecTV of El Segundo, California, over allegations that the restaurant didn't have a valid commercial account to show the satellite provider's content on Dec. 19, 2013, according to DirecTV's lawsuit filed last year in U.S. District Court in Texarkana.

Legal Fallout Facing John Rogers Mounts

by George Waldon 9/28/2015 12:00 am

A new lawsuit, an expanded fraud complaint, a default judgment and a contempt hearing have added to the legal tapestry woven around North Little Rock businessman John Rogers.

Public Pension Funds Branch Out Globally

by Jan Cottingham 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Public employee pension funds, including those in Arkansas, increasingly have moved into “alternative investments” as a way to spread risk and boost returns.

Financial Industry Opposes Obama's Attempt to Expand Fiduciary Rule

by Gwen Moritz 9/28/2015 12:00 am

The financial industry is pushing back — hard, and with political support — against a second attempt by the Obama administration to impose a standardized fiduciary rule on all givers of retirement advice, particularly those now held to a lower standard of merely not recommending investments that are clearly unsuitable.

Protecting Arkansas' Small Businesses (Tom Cotton and John Boozman Commentary)

by Tom Cotton and John Boozman 9/28/2015 12:00 am

As many Arkansans know, the franchise model has been one of the greatest examples of economic success in history. The benefits of franchises are widespread and shared by investors, business owners, employees and nearly every American.

Don't Forget Power of Attorney (Kayleigh C. Dulaney Expert Advice)

by Kayleigh C. Dulaney 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Two legal documents addressing these practical needs in a retirement plan are a power of attorney and a health care power of attorney. Although often overlooked by those planning for retirement, these documents can be vital in carrying out fundamental tasks in your retirement.

Chris Arnold Named New Associate Attorney at Hope Trice O'Dwyer & Wilson (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Chris Arnold has joined the Hope Trice O'Dwyer & Wilson law firm in Little Rock as an associate attorney practicing family, business and commercial, insurance, real estate and construction law. He was previously assistant general manager of Quality Petroleum Inc.

Planned Parenthood's Legal Victories

by Mark Friedman 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Planned Parenthood continued its legal successes this month against states that attempt to cut its funding.