Legal Archive

Texarkana Convention Center Buyer Makes Request for Reconsideration

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

The Texas podiatrist who wants to buy the hotel and convention center on the Arkansas side of Texarkana out of bankruptcy asked a judge to reconsider the denial of some tax incentives tied to the project.

A Look Inside a $12.4 Million Slap at Wal-Mart

by Mark Friedman 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Last month a federal jury in Fayetteville ordered Wal-Mart to pay $12.4 million for damages that included willful and malicious misappropriation of Cuker's confidential information and trade secrets.

Fayetteville Attorney Seeks Sanctions Against Wal-Mart, Saying It Abused Process

by Mark Friedman 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Fayetteville attorney Mark Henry last week asked a federal judge to sanction Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for alleged discovery abuses throughout the case involving Cuker Interactive LLC of San Diego.

Wal-Mart CEO to Face Questions in Lawsuit Over Bribery

by Jonathan Stempel, Reuters 5/12/2017 08:20 am

A federal judge orders Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Chief Executive Douglas McMillon to submit to questioning in a lawsuit by shareholders hoping to learn what he knows about suspected bribery by the world's largest retailer in Mexico.

Arkansas Panel OKs Ten Commandments Display at State Capitol

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/12/2017 07:55 am

An Arkansas panel cleared the way Thursday for a privately-funded Ten Commandments monument to be installed near the state Capitol — perhaps as soon as next month.

Chris Thyer Joins Centennial Bank's Trust Department

by Lance Turner 5/10/2017 01:18 pm

Chris Thyer, the former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, has joined Centennial Bank as a senior vice president in the bank's trust department.

Report: Wal-Mart Near $300M Settlement Over Alleged Bribery

by Reuters 5/10/2017 11:27 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is preparing to pay about $300 million to settle a probe of bribery by its employees in markets including Mexico, India and China, according to reports.

Governor Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2017 10:46 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday announced the following appointments.

Florida Probes Tyson Foods, Pilgrim's Pride on Chicken Pricing

by Tom Polansek, Reuters 5/9/2017 07:48 am

Top U.S. chicken companies Tyson Foods Inc. and Pilgrim's Pride Corp. say that Florida's attorney general sought information from them regarding a probe into possible anticompetitive behavior.

Impeachment Talk Expands Fight Over Arkansas Judge (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/8/2017 09:24 am

A potential effort by lawmakers to remove a judge from office has expanded it into an even more politically charged battle between the legislative and judicial branches.

More Red Ink for One Bank & Trust

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock's One Bank & Trust posted another quarterly loss: $1.6 million. The red ink during the first quarter marked a continuation of a trend that dates back nearly five years.

Vouk Transportation Faces Foreclosure on NLR Headquarters

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Bank of Little Rock has filed to foreclose on Vouk's headquarters because it allegedly defaulted on a $826,000 mortgage taken out in May 2015.

Sebastian County Sued Over Unpaid Mercury Bill

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2017 12:00 am

A company that tested for mercury for Sebastian County said it hasn't gotten paid for nearly $100,000 worth of work and now has sued the county.

Judge Approves Sale of Troubled Texarkana Convention Center

by Mark Friedman 5/8/2017 12:00 am

A U.S. District Bankruptcy judge last month approved the sale of the hotel and convention center on the Arkansas side of Texarkana.

Little Rock Looks Up: 7 Downtown Projects Set to Open by Year's End

by George Waldon 5/8/2017 12:00 am

A flurry of behind-the-scenes activity indicates a restart is in the works for a key part of the Creative Corridor in downtown Little Rock.

St. Bernards Medical Center Tops Jonesboro's Construction Projects List

by Mark Friedman 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Construction projects are flourishing in Jonesboro, despite the financial woes plaguing one of its largest commercial ventures.

International Academy of Trial Lawyers Brings In John Tull (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2017 12:00 am

John E. Tull III has been inducted as a fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers at the annual meeting held in San Diego.

Fort Smith Sues State Lawmaker, County Official Over Unfinished Park

by Associated Press 5/2/2017 11:50 am

Fort Smith is suing state Sen. Jake Files and Sebastian County Election Commissioner Lee Webb for nearly $27,000 in state grant money to finish a project.

Arkansas Will Face Challenges Replenishing Execution Supply

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 5/1/2017 06:56 am

Arkansas will have a more difficult time obtaining additional lethal injection drugs after an unprecedented court challenge by a drug distributor and possible complications during at least one of the four executions the state carried out this month, experts said.

Date Set for One Bank & Trust Sale

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/1/2017 12:00 am

Standing first in line for the court-ordered sale of controlling interest in Little Rock's One Bank & Trust is the United States of America, with a potential credit bid of up to $47.9 million.

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