Legal Archive

Generations Bank Files Foreclosure on Reams

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Generations Bank filed a foreclosure suit in Benton County Circuit Court in an attempt to recoup more than $800,000 in loans provided to a Siloam Springs company.

Gravy Train Stops Here (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/9/2017 12:00 am

With the Supreme Court's latest action, the state's General Improvement Fund is presumably a thing of the past. That's probably cold comfort to legislators who are still being investigated.

Bank of the Ozarks Move Slices Reporting Obligations to Fed

by George Waldon 10/9/2017 12:00 am

When Bank of the Ozarks absorbed its parent company in June, the $20 billion-asset lender shed itself of two regulators.

Median Household Income Rises 5.6 Percent in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia had the lowest median household incomes for 2016.

Arvest Again Tops List of Largest Banks in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Total deposits in the state rose to almost $64.2 billion even as the number of separate bank charters and branch locations continued to decline.

OCC Order Wraps Up Dispute Over One Bank Loans

by George Waldon 10/9/2017 12:00 am

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in August tied up a loose end left dangling for years at Little Rock's One Bank & Trust.

Maurice Rigsby Named Vice Chancellor at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Maurice Rigsby has been appointed vice chancellor for institutional relations at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Boeckmann, Accused of Requesting Nude Photos, Pleads Guilty

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 10/5/2017 11:27 am

A former Arkansas judge accused of giving lighter sentences to defendants in return for nude photographs and sexual favors has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and witness tampering charges.

Arkansas Supreme Court: Local Grant System Unconstitutional

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2017 11:24 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court says a system of grants lawmakers used to pay for local projects around the state violated a constitutional requirement that budget measures have a distinctly stated purpose.

Planned Parenthood Seeks Halt to Arkansas Abortion Pill Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/4/2017 10:42 am

Planned Parenthood asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to prevent Arkansas from enforcing restrictions on how the abortion pill is administered while the organization asks the nation's highest court to review a ruling in favor of the new limits.

As State Looks for Banks, Big Names Poised to Enter Medical Marijuana Industry

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2017 12:00 am

If at least one Arkansas bank doesn't step up to the plate by Dec. 1, legislators will look for another option to protect the state from the dangers of an all-cash industry.

Pine Bluff Pellet Plant Faces Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/2/2017 12:00 am

A Nebraska engineering company alleges it was stiffed for work done on a $230 million wood pellet plant in Pine Bluff.

Prosecutor Confirmed for US Attorney Post in Arkansas

by Associated Press 9/29/2017 10:44 am

Cody Hiland has been confirmed for a U.S. attorney post in the state.

Judge Blocks Arkansas from Enforcing Anti-Begging Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/27/2017 11:47 am

A federal judge has blocked an Arkansas anti-loitering law that opponents say unfairly targets panhandlers, calling it "plainly unconstitutional" and saying that other laws address the safety concerns state officials cited as the need for the restrictions.

Erin Brogdon Named Executive Director of City Connections

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/27/2017 10:20 am

Erin Brogdon, a partner at Wright Lindsey Jennings of Little Rock, is taking over as executive director of City Connections on Oct. 1.

John Rogers Faces Pulaski County Hearing, Sentencing in Federal Court

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2017 12:00 am

John Rogers, the North Little Rock sports memorabilia and photo dealer, faces a day in county circuit court later this month before appearing in front of a federal judge for sentencing in November.

Rock Bancshares Also On the Hook to Farmers & Merchants Bank

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2017 12:00 am

Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff wasn't the only bank creditor of Rock Bancshares Inc. Farmers & Merchants Bank of Stuttgart was owed $687,271.

Alton Bean Trucking Files for Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2017 12:00 am

In the initial filing, Alton listed debts of between $1 million and $10 million and assets in the same range. A more detailed filing will come later.

As Factory Closes, Allens Foods Remains in Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2017 12:00 am

Allens remains in bankruptcy, and its trustee in the Chapter 7 liquidation continues to fight some of the creditors that he accused of scheming to buy the vegetable and food processor out of bankruptcy in order to save themselves millions while leaving most creditors holding an empty bag.

Bentonville Superintendent Sued for Throwing Away 'Chinese' Sign

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/25/2017 12:00 am

Jim Parsons is suing Bentonville School District Superintendent Debbie Jones for $76.