Legal Archive

Appeals Panel Weighs Arkansas Planned Parenthood Case

by Associated Press 9/22/2016 06:54 am

A federal appeals panel is considering whether to uphold or strike down a judge's decision to temporarily block Arkansas from cutting off Medicaid payments for three Planned Parenthood patients.

Arkansas Among 21 States Suing to Block Overtime Pay Expansion

by Associated Press 9/20/2016 04:25 pm

A coalition of 21 states sued the U.S. Department of Labor Tuesday over a new rule that would make about 4 million higher-earning workers eligible for overtime pay.

Casino Campaign Asks Arkansas Court to Dismiss Challenge

by Associated Press 9/19/2016 01:40 pm

The campaign behind an effort to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties is asking the state's highest court to dismiss a lawsuit trying to block votes for the ballot measure.

John Rogers Admits Cocaine Use in Facebook Post

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

You may have heard that alleged serial fraudster John Rogers recently divulged that his bad behavior included a fondness for cocaine.

Clarksville Ponzi Schemer Sentenced to 90 Months

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Federal prosecutors in North Carolina are winding up the case of ZeekRewards, an online Ponzi scheme that collected $850 million from 900,000 in-vestors in two and a half years, and two Clarksville residents were sentenced in the case last week.

Phil Herrington Files Bankruptcy as Attorney for Oklahoma Development

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock developer Philip Herrington recently filed a Chapter 11 reorganization for one of his developments in Oklahoma City.

Batesville Impact Plan Living Up to Its Name

by Gwen Moritz 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Fresh eyes, strategic planning, youthful energy and cold, hard cash are shaking up Batesville, a college town on the jagged edge of the Ozarks that is burdened with many of the same challenges as the Delta that's just minutes away.

New $25M Baptist Memorial Hospital In West Memphis To Open in 2018

by Mark Friedman 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Baptist Memorial Health Care of Memphis expects its approximately $25 million hospital in Crittenden County to open sometime in the first half of 2018.

Thanks A Million, Wells Fargo (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/19/2016 12:00 am

It is undeniably the smaller banks — the ones that don't have 1.5 million real customers, much less that many phony accounts — who have paid and are paying and will continue to pay the most for the bad acts of the banks that are too big to fail.

Nick McCarthy Makes Move to Media & More (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Nick McCarthy has been hired as an account services coordinator at Media & More Consulting of Little Rock. McCarthy will be responsible for branding and media strategies.

Leslie Rutledge Asks for Oral Arguments Over LGBT Protections

by Associated Press 9/16/2016 10:11 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is asking the state's highest court to hold oral arguments in the lawsuit challenging a city ordinance that bars discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender orientation.

Ex-Hope Hospital Officials Plead Guilty to Federal Charges

by Associated Press 9/16/2016 07:27 am

Two former officials at Hope Medical Park Hospital have pleaded guilty to federal charges of failing to pay more than $6 million in payroll taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.

Arkansas' 2 Racetracks Give $109,500 to Anti-Casino Group

by Associated Press 9/15/2016 02:45 pm

Operators of Arkansas' two racetracks gave more than $100,000 last month to a committee fighting a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize casinos in three counties.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2016 01:11 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announces appointments to the state Supreme Court, boards and commissions.

Group Says Lawsuit Measure Signatures Incorrectly Tossed

by Associated Press 9/14/2016 11:37 am

The group behind a proposal being challenged before the Arkansas Supreme Court to put limits on damages awarded in medical lawsuits claims state election officials incorrectly tossed out some of the signatures that were submitted for the ballot measure.

Inside the Legal Challenges to Arkansas' Medical Marijuana Proposals (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 9/14/2016 08:45 am

Erika Gee takes a closer look at issues identified by three legal challenges to Arkansas' two medical marijuana proposals and what to expect as the court considers them.

Mark Martin: Arkansas Panel Can't Reject Ten Commandments Display

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/13/2016 04:15 pm

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin said Tuesday a state panel doesn't have the authority to reject placing a Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol, while three other proposed displays would still need legislative approval.

40 Arkansas Lawmakers Back Anti-Casino Campaign

by Associated Press 9/12/2016 01:34 pm

Forty state legislators are opposing a ballot measure that would legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties.

U.S. Attorney in Chicago Charges John Rogers for Fraud

by George Waldon 9/12/2016 01:24 pm

The U.S. Attorney in Chicago leveled long-expected fraud charges against John Rogers, the former owner of Sports Card Plus and Rogers Photo Archive of North Little Rock.

Asa Hutchinson, Doctors Criticize Medical Marijuana Push

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/12/2016 01:05 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and some of the state's top doctors are criticizing efforts to legalize medical marijuana, accusing backers of two ballot measures of misleading voters about the benefits of the drug.