Legal Archive

NRA Drops Support of Arkansas Campus Guns Bill After Changes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/23/2017 07:02 am

The National Rifle Association said Wednesday it no longer supports a bill allowing concealed handguns on Arkansas college campuses after it was limited to people 25 and over who have gone through active shooter training.

Interim Dean for Bowen Law School Named

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2017 11:48 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced on Wednesday that John DiPippa will serve as interim dean of its William H. Bowen School of Law. He starts July 1.

Amazon Resists Request for Echo Info in Arkansas Slaying

by Associated Press 2/22/2017 11:28 am

Amazon says Arkansas prosecutors looking to obtain potential recordings from a slaying suspect's Amazon Echo smart speaker haven't established that their investigation is more important than a customer's privacy rights.

Kristi Moody Named General Counsel of Windstream

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/21/2017 11:08 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock appoints Kristi Moody, senior vice president and corporate secretary, as general counsel.

US Supreme Court Rejects Arkansas' 9 Death Row Challengers

by Associated Press 2/21/2017 10:32 am

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by Arkansas inmates to stop their executions over claims that their deaths would be "intolerably painful."

Drugs Vanish at Some VA Hospitals

by Associated Press 2/20/2017 11:15 am

Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.

No Word Yet on White County Going Wet

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Despite persistent chatter, no application for a new permit to serve alcohol by the drink in Searcy has been filed with the ABC.

More Indictments Expected in Ecclesia Kickback Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Federal prosecutors may soon take more action in the kickback case involving former Rep. Micah Neal, who pleaded guilty to a federal felony in January.

Southern Bancorp CEO Takes Care of Personal Tax Lien

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

John T. Olaimey, the president and CEO of Southern Bancorp Bank of of Arkadelphia, quickly paid a federal tax lien that was slapped against him last month.

Blessings Neighbors Ben Burris, Matt Wait Drop Suits

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Burris, who owns the Arkansas Dentistry & Braces chain in Arkansas, filed a $10,000 lawsuit against Wait in Washington County District Court alleging negligence. Wait, a former punter for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks, promptly filed a counterclaim against Burris.

Librarian Sues Gravette Mayor Over Firing

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Tucked on the shelf in the little town of Gravette (Benton County) is a legal battle between the now former librarian and mayor. The bad blood started with attempts to close the library.

Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

by Jan Cottingham 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Both the value and the volume of mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas rose last year, with the value increasing 11 percent to $9.8 billion and the volume rising 10 percent to 92.

Searcy Upgrades Infrastructure for Chance at New 'Power Center' for Shopping

by George Waldon 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Public, private and public-private developments representing tens of millions of dollars in construction are in motion in Searcy. Three projects highlighting each category alone tally more than $42 million.

Former Supreme Court Justice Joins Family's Law Firm

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/17/2017 01:37 pm

Former Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Paul Danielson has joined the Danielson Law Firm.

AP: DHS Weighed National Guard for Immigration Roundups

by Garance Burke, The Associated Press 2/17/2017 11:21 am

The plan includes four states that border on Mexico, but it also encompasses seven states contiguous to those four — Arkansas, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

Arkansas Senate OKs Amendment Asking Voters to Limit Damages

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/17/2017 07:37 am

A plan to ask Arkansas voters to limit damages awarded in lawsuits and give the Legislature control over court rules was approved by the state Senate on Thursday, despite criticism from opponents who call the move an attempt by lawmakers to take over the judicial system.

Arkansas Senate Adds Training Requirement to Campus-Gun Bill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/17/2017 07:35 am

The Arkansas Senate voted Thursday to require college and university employees who want to carry concealed handguns on campus to first undergo additional training, prompting a Republican lawmaker to expand the campus-carry proposal to allow some students and visitors to participate.

InVeritas CEO Announces Jury Selection Service Firm

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/16/2017 10:12 am

A new firm is taking a data-driven approach to jury selection and litigation support in an effort to better engineer successful courtroom outcomes.

Arkansas Senate Panel Backs Bill Requiring Colleges to Allow Guns

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/16/2017 06:55 am

An Arkansas Senate panel on Wednesday advanced legislation requiring colleges and universities to allow concealed handguns on campus, rejecting a proposal to make employees who want to be armed undergo additional training.

U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Take Arkansas Birth Certificate Case

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/15/2017 02:27 pm

Attorneys are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review an Arkansas ruling preventing married same-sex couples from getting the names of both spouses on their children's birth certificates without a court order.

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