Legal Archive

Rainwater Holt & Sexton Add Two to Legal Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Kirby McDonald and Seth Hyder have been hired as associate attorneys at Rainwater Holt & Sexton in Little Rock.

Harding Professor Phil Brown's 4 Ways Arkansas Companies Can Keep Accounting Recruits

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Phil Brown is a professor and co-chair of the Harding University Accounting & Finance Department at Searcy.

Stay the Course Despite Overtime Injunction, LR Employment Lawyers Advise

by Sarah Campbell and Mark Friedman 11/23/2016 03:34 pm

Local employment lawyers are advising their clients to proceed with any plans they made for implementing change in the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rules, even though a federal judge in Texas has issued an injunction preventing the rule from taking effect as planned on Dec. 1.

Wal-Mart Loses Pay Fight with California Truck Drivers

by Associated Press 11/23/2016 03:13 pm

Wal-Mart intentionally failed to pay hundreds of truck drivers in California the minimum wage, a federal jury decided Wednesday, awarding the drivers $54 million in damages and opening up the retail giant to penalties.

Public Hearing Set for Arkansas Ten Commandments Monument

by Associated Press 11/21/2016 03:52 pm

An Arkansas panel will hold a public hearing next month on plans to build a privately funded monument to the Ten Commandments near the state Capitol.

InVeritas Hires State Commissioner of Revenues

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 01:24 pm

InVeritas of Little Rock announced Monday that State Commissioner of Revenues Tim Leathers would join them as vice president of consulting on Jan. 1.

Class-Action Watchdog Says Sanctions Should Stand Against Attorneys

by Mark Friedman 11/21/2016 11:19 am

A group tells the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that sanctions should stand against five plaintiffs' attorneys who were found to have abused the court system in their manipulation of a controversial case.

Malvern National Enters Walter Quinn Foreclosure

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

Another party has joined foreclosure litigation against Little Rock businessman Walter Quinn, his wife, Terry, and the Quinn Living Trust.

Confidence Continues Slump in US Institutions

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

Americans' confidence in the country's major institutions remains low, lagging behind historical averages, according to the pollster Gallup.

Karen Hutchins Says Education, Communication Key to Future of Nonprofits in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

Karen K. Hutchins, chief of the Arkansas Society of Association Executives, describes what it does and what the future may hold.

Home BancShares to Buy Bank of Commerce in Florida

by Lance Turner 11/17/2016 02:18 pm

A bankruptcy court in Florida declares Home BancShares Inc. of Conway the successful bidder to buy The Bank of Commerce, a Florida state-chartered bank that operates in the Sarasota area.

Leslie Rutledge Says She's Open to Working in Trump Administration

by Timothy Ahmann, Reuters 11/17/2016 02:00 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says she is open to working in the incoming Trump administration, saying she wants to do whatever she can to help roll back regulations that are hurting U.S. businesses.

Arkansas High Court Bars Union From Protesting at Wal-Mart

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/17/2016 09:50 am

Arkansas' highest court has banned a labor union from protesting or demonstrating at Wal-Mart's stores and offices in the state, scaling back a judge's order prohibiting the group from entering the retail giant's property for anything other than shopping.

Here's the Wells Fargo Foreclosure Lawsuit on the Regions Bank Building

by Lance Turner 11/16/2016 04:09 pm

Wells Fargo Bank N.A. has filed a foreclosure lawsuit on the Regions Bank building at 400 Capitol Center in Little Rock.

How Arkansas Will Implement Medical Marijuana (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 11/16/2016 07:06 am

Erika Gee examines the regulatory, administrative and legislative steps the state government must take as it moves toward implementation of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016.

JB Hunt Settles Discrimination Case with Sikh Drivers

by Associated Press 11/15/2016 07:19 am

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has agreed to pay $260,000 to settle discrimination complaints by four Sikh drivers who were denied jobs for refusing to take drug tests that would have violated their religious beliefs.

Rutledge Named to Executive Committee for GOP AG Group

by Associated Press 11/14/2016 09:49 am

Arkansas' attorney general is joining the executive committee of the Republican Attorneys General Association.

Trustee: Turner Grain Transferred $100M to Related Firms

by Mark Friedman 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley transferred nearly $100 million to its related companies a year before it filed for bankruptcy protection, according to lawsuits recently filed by its Chapter 7 trustee.

After Ray Dillon's $3M Exit, Deltic Timber Seeks a CEO

by Kyle Massey 11/14/2016 12:00 am

In the month since Ray C. Dillon retired as CEO of Deltic Timber Corp. — a departure seen as surprising and sudden — he and officers of the El Dorado company have had little to say about the transition.

IRS Seeks $1.5 Million Judgment Against Bentonville Man

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

The IRS says Andrew Busch, a former attorney who practiced in Kansas and now lives in Bentonville, owes the federal government more than $1.5 million.