Legal Archive

Arkansas Supreme Court Upholds Retirement Law for Judges

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/23/2016 09:55 am

Arkansas' highest court has upheld a state law that eliminates retirement benefits for judges who are elected at age 70 or older.

Arkansas Court Gives OK to Execute Inmates, Upholds Secrecy

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 6/23/2016 09:22 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state can execute eight death row inmates using its three-drug protocol, upholding a state law that keeps information about lethal injection drugs confidential.

Man Sentenced in Fraud Scheme at More Than a Dozen Banks

by Associated Press 6/21/2016 11:53 am

An Arkansas man who led a bank fraud conspiracy has been sentenced to 11 years and two months in federal prison without parole.

Class-Action Attorneys Subject of New Class-Action Suit

by Gwen Moritz 6/21/2016 11:18 am

Robert Trammell, the Little Rock attorney who tried to slow down a controversial class-action settlement in Polk County Circuit Court last fall, has now filed a class-action suit against the lawyers who are set to be sanctioned for abusing the court system.

US Supreme Court Upholds Process for Challenging Patents

by Associated Press 6/20/2016 11:16 am

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the process for challenging invalid patents, making it easier for companies to fight so-called patent trolls.

Death Penalty Case Latest Test for Arkansas Supreme Court (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/20/2016 07:17 am

A looming Arkansas Supreme Court decision over whether information about execution drugs should be kept secret could reveal whether the state's death penalty system is truly "broken."

Few Records For Men Sentenced By Judge Joseph Boeckmann

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 6/20/2016 07:15 am

A one-page Arkansas court docket says Richard Milliman was pulled over in 2014 for expired tags and sentenced to community service, which he completed about three months later. But Milliman says it's all a lie perpetrated by a former district judge accused of sexually preying on him and other male defendants.

John Rogers Court Absence Defaults Judgment to California Creditor

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

There were rumblings that alleged serial fraudster John Rogers was going to California to defend himself at a June 6 trial. That didn't happen.

Class-Action Attorneys Claim Trial by Media Punishment Enough

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

The plaintiffs' attorneys in a controversial insurance class-action case in west Arkansas have argued that they shouldn't be sanctioned because they have already been “severely punished” in the media.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 6/20/2016 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 23rd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

Class Action, Or Lone Case Of Paid Debt?

by Mark Friedman 6/20/2016 12:00 am

When William Echols of Amity made a nearly $1,400 credit card payment in 2012, he thought he was done with the bill. But it was only the beginning.

Madeline Moore Joins CGWG Law Firm (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Madeline Moore has joined the Little Rock office of Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus PC as an associate attorney.

Religious Objection Opt-Out for Arkansas Counselors Stalls

by Associated Press 6/17/2016 11:27 am

A rule that would allow Arkansas counselors to refer patients to another provider over religious objections has been sent back to a subcommittee.

Class-Action Attorneys Ask Judge Not to Impose Sanctions

by Mark Friedman 6/16/2016 09:53 am

The plaintiffs' attorneys in a controversial class-action case have asked Chief U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III to use his discretion and not sanction them next week for abusing the federal court system.

Religious Objection Opt-Out for Arkansas Counselors Advances

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/15/2016 07:00 am

A rule allowing counselors in Arkansas to refer patients to another provider over religious objections to treating them won initial approval Tuesday, sparking criticism.

Court Upholds Net Neutrality Rules on Equal Internet Access

by Associated Press 6/14/2016 10:30 am

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the government's "net neutrality" rules that require internet providers to treat all web traffic equally.

US Supreme Court Rejects States' Request to Block Mercury Rule

by Associated Press 6/13/2016 11:06 am

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from 20 states seeking to block a federal rule targeting mercury pollution from taking effect while the government revises the rule to account for compliance costs.

Month-Long Sprint Begins for Petition Signatures (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/13/2016 07:03 am

Canvassers are in a month-long sprint to gather thousands of signatures for proposed ballot issues. Depending on how things fall, Arkansas voters might have a chance to consider multiple marijuana-related proposals this fall.

Federal Hearing Set for Dillard's in EEOC Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

A U.S. District Court judge recently ordered Dillard's Inc. to explain why it won't comply with a subpoena from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Main Street Lofts Could Find Buyer Before Foreclosure

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

A sale may be in motion at the money-troubled Main Street Lofts. This latest version involves all three buildings at the downtown Little Rock project.