Legal Archive

Federal Health Fraud Case Against Barrows Postponed to February

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

If you've wondered what's happening in the case of the Little Rock husband-and-wife physician team who were charged with health insurance fraud in excess of $1.2 million, well, here's your answer: Their trial has been postponed.

One Bank Takes Claims Against David Crews to Federal Bankruptcy Court

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/20/2014 12:00 am

The financial tiff between David Crews and Little Rock's One Bank & Trust has shifted venues from Pulaski County Circuit Court to U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Tom Cotton and Me (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/20/2014 12:00 am

If you care about these things, you know that last week I interrupted Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., during his so-called “debate” against three opponents in the race for U.S. Senate in order to ask him to actually address my question.

Second Lawsuit Names Closed Crittenden Regional Hospital

by Mark Friedman 10/20/2014 12:00 am

The ultimately fatal financial troubles at Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis might have started three years ago, according to a federal lawsuit filed last month against the hospital's former directors.

Supreme Court: Voters Will Consider Arkansas Liquor Issue

by Associated Press 10/16/2014 02:58 pm

Arkansas' highest court says voters will be able to consider whether alcohol sales should be legal statewide.

Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes Down Voter ID Law

by Associated Press 10/15/2014 04:47 pm

Arkansas' highest court on Wednesday struck down a state law that requires voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, ruling the requirement unconstitutional just days before early voting begins for the Nov. 4 election.

Lawyer: 'Fraud' Put Minimum Wage Issue on Arkansas' Ballot

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 10/14/2014 07:32 am

The lawyer for a businessman who opposes an effort to raise Arkansas' minimum wage said Monday that placing the issue before voters would be an endorsement of fraud.

Judge Awards $725K, Turns Screw on VA Hospital in Malpractice Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2014 12:00 am

A U.S. District Court judge in Little Rock recently found that a surgeon at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Little Rock had botched a surgery and awarded the 75-year-old patient $725,000.

Redman & Associates Reaches Deal With Chinese

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2014 12:00 am

Redman & Associates, the Rogers company that had hoped to take over the manufacturing of battery-operated riding toys for sale to Wal-Mart, has called a temporary truce in its legal dispute with Chinese importer Sales Chief Ent. (Hong Kong) Co.

The Mind of an Entrepreneur (Mitch Bettis Publisher's Note)

by Mitch Bettis 10/13/2014 12:00 am

On Oct. 24, Arkansas Business, in partnership with the College of Business at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is hosting another Power Breakfast executive panel.

EEOC Filing Fewer Discrimination Cases In Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 10/13/2014 12:00 am

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed only two lawsuits in the state this calendar year, continuing a recent trend line. In 2011, the EEOC filed six lawsuits in Arkansas' federal courts and three the following year. Last year, the EEOC filed only two lawsuits against companies operating in the state.

Fort Smith Awaits Word on Possible Federal Suit Over Sewer System

by Marty Cook 10/13/2014 12:00 am

The Fort Smith Board of Directors approved a resolution Oct. 7 to continue with the city's program to improve its sewer system.

Court Appoints Former LR Mayor Special Administrator in Scooter Stuart Case

by George Waldon 10/13/2014 12:00 am

Tom Prince, former Little Rock mayor, has entered the fray between Little Rock's One Bank & Trust and the estate of its former controlling owner and CEO, Layton “Scooter” Stuart.

Big River Steel Asks Judge to Dismiss Lawsuit

by Associated Press 10/10/2014 05:00 pm

Attorneys representing Big River Steel are asking a judge to throw out a federal lawsuit that seeks to stop the construction of a $1.3 billion mill in northeast Arkansas.

Judge: Signatures OK in Arkansas Minimum Wage Case

by Associated Press 10/10/2014 04:34 pm

A special judge appointed by the Arkansas Supreme Court says backers of a proposal to raise the state's minimum wage turned in enough valid signatures for the measure to qualify for the November ballot.

John Stacks, Mountain Pure Owner, Convicted of Seven Federal Counts

by Gwen Moritz 10/9/2014 06:13 pm

A federal court jury deliberated for most of three days before reporting that it was hung on three additional counts of money laundering.

At Arkansas Supreme Court, Arguments For, Against Including Alcohol Measure

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 10/9/2014 04:48 pm

A lawyer challenging a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize alcohol sales statewide tells Arkansas' highest court that the secretary of state should have opened his office on Independence Day to process petitions and avoid missing a deadline.

Arkansas Supreme Court Won't Delay Proceedings in Gay Marriage Case

by Associated Press 10/9/2014 10:11 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court has refused to delay proceedings in a lawsuit challenging the legality of the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage.

Study: Voter ID Laws Cut Turnout by Blacks, Young

by Associated Press 10/9/2014 08:46 am

States that stiffened their voter identification laws saw drops in election turnout, with disproportionate effect on blacks and younger people, according to a nonpartisan congressional study released Wednesday.

Judge Dismisses Complaint Against Fort Smith

by Associated Press 10/9/2014 08:23 am

An Arkansas judge has dismissed a Freedom of Information Act complaint against Fort Smith's city clerk.