Legal Archive

Craig S. Lair Keeps Eye on Growth at Rose Law Firm

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Craig S. Lair, managing partner at the Rose Law Firm of Little Rock, began working at Rose in 1995 and became managing partner in 2015.

CIBC Act Compliance Challenges (Robert T. Smith Expert Advice)

by Robert T. Smith 6/12/2017 12:00 am

The federal Change in Bank Control Act may be the most often overlooked — and one of the most often violated — of all banking regulations.

With Liberty and Justice for All (Anthony Hilliard Commentary)

by Anthony A. "Tony" Hilliard 6/12/2017 12:00 am

When we look at the rule of law we really are talking about justice. But if the poorest among us cannot rely on the rule of law, then none of us can enjoy justice.

Steadman Article Recognized for Writing

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Zach Steadman, a member of the Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard firm in Little Rock, will receive this week the Arkansas Bar Foundation's award for best writing in the general category.

Payne Joins Gill Ragon Owen

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

John O. Payne joined Gill Ragon Owen in Little Rock earlier this year as counsel.

Moore Leaves Prosecutor for Rainwater Firm

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Meredith Moore has been hired as an associate attorney at Rainwater Holt & Sexton in Little Rock.

Dover Dixon Horne Hires Watkins

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Larry Watkins has been hired as an attorney at the Little Rock office of Dover Dixon Horne PLLC.

Justice Foundation Gets New Directors

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Rep. Sarah Capp, Cliff McKinney and Kristin Pawlik have been appointed to the board of directors of the Arkansas Access to Justice Foundation by the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Sonko Joins Mitchell Firm

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Sainabou Sonko has joined the litigation practice group of Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC in Little Rock.

Facing Lawsuit, Procurement Chief Says There's No Appealing His Rulings in Protests

by Kyle Massey 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Procurement Director Edward Armstrong's answer to being sued over a ruling that gave a fourth-place bidder a major state contract boils down to four words: His word is final. So far, the law seems to agree with him.

Facebook Settles Matt Campbell's Privacy Lawsuit

by Jan Cottingham 6/12/2017 12:00 am

A lawsuit filed by Little Rock lawyer Matt Campbell against Facebook over alleged privacy violations has been settled.

Carney Bates Finds Niche in Data Security

by Jan Cottingham 6/12/2017 12:00 am

In the past four years or so, Carney Bates & Pulliam has focused on legal issues surrounding data security and privacy. Data privacy cases now comprise about 40 percent of the firm's business.

Benton County Lake House in $500K Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

A Benton County lake house has turned into a nightmare for a Garfield man.

Tyson Foods Sues As Plant Manager Flies the Coop

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

A former Tyson Foods Inc. plant manager who flew the coop now finds himself at the center of a lawsuit for working for a competitor.

Trial Lawyers Cringe at Changes in Deceptive Trade Practices Act

by Mark Friedman 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Trial lawyers say the Legislature's changes to the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act will hurt consumers.

Legal Adversaries: Bar Association, State Chamber Wage War

by Mark Friedman 6/12/2017 12:00 am

A battle heats up as the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce begins fighting back against an Arkansas Bar Association proposal that would block the chamber's preferred version of tort reform.

Goldens' Meltdown Was Years In Making

by George Waldon 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Instead of saving Allied Bank from the ruinous meltdown of a radio-active loan portfolio he built, Little Rock banker Lex Golden rode the same downward spiral to insolvency.

Chart: Annual Mean Wage for Lawyers in May 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/11/2017 12:00 am

The annual mean wage for lawyers in Arkansas in May 2016, the latest figures available, was $103,980, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Arkansas Hot-Checks Lawsuit Dismissed by Judge

by Associated Press 6/9/2017 07:35 am

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Sherwood and a judge that alleges they're violating constitutional rights by effectively operating a debtor's prison with a court that's imposed fines and jail time on thousands of people whose checks bounce.

Conviction Stands in Killing of Arkansas Real Estate Agent

by Associated Press 6/8/2017 02:09 pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld the capital murder and kidnapping convictions of a man sentenced to life in prison for the 2014 killing of a real estate agent.