Legal Archive

Arkansas Asks Court to Vacate Order Blocking Abortion Law

by Associated Press 8/25/2016 05:10 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's office is asking a federal appeals court to allow the state to enforce its restrictions on the abortion pill, saying the law protects the integrity of the medical profession.

Group Asks Arkansas Court to Block Medical Marijuana Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/25/2016 06:58 am

A group opposing efforts to legalize medical marijuana asked Arkansas' highest court to block a legalization measure on the November ballot, saying the proposal misleads voters about its consequences.

Arkansas Panel to Review Ten Commandments, Satan Monuments

by Associated Press 8/23/2016 11:08 am

An Arkansas panel has set a meeting next month to review proposals to set up monuments to the Ten Commandments and Satan near the state Capitol.

Sherwood, Pulaski County Sued Over Hot Check Court Fines, Arrests

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/23/2016 10:05 am

A federal lawsuit accuses a central Arkansas city of effectively operating a debtor's prison by imposing hefty fines and jail time on thousands of people whose checks bounce.

Defense Attorneys Appeal Ruling in Class-Action Case

by Mark Friedman 8/23/2016 10:01 am

Three defense attorneys last week followed the path of the plaintiffs' attorneys and filed notice that they will appeal Chief U.S. District Court Judge P.K. Holmes III's finding that they abused the court system in a controversial class-action case.

Arkansas Attorney General Rejects Marijuana Proposal

by Associated Press 8/23/2016 06:55 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has again rejected a proposed constitutional amendment for the 2018 ballot to legalize marijuana in the state.

NorthShore Raid Focus of Federal Grand Jury

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

A federal grand jury has been hearing testimony related to the August 2015 searches of Powers of Arkansas and Kullander Construction Co.

Wal-Mart To Make Case in Court Over Trademark

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores' feud with a smartphone case and accessory company has now spilled over into U.S. District Court.

Recruiting Billion-Dollar Shandong Sun Paper Mill Starts With Breakfast

by George Waldon 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The future pulp mill site, five miles south of Arkadelphia, represents Shandong Sun Paper's first North American project. Construction of the complex is expected to begin a year from now and produce 250 new jobs to staff it when fully operational in 2020.

Harrison Hospital Fights Assessor's Tax Ruling

by Mark Friedman 8/22/2016 12:00 am

North Arkansas Medical Services Inc. of Harrison has appealed the Boone County assessor's decision not to grant tax-exempt status for one of its medical clinics.

Presumed Innocent (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/22/2016 12:00 am

While I firmly believe in the presumption of innocence, I used to also assume that the awesome power of the government — especially the federal government — is never wielded cavalierly. The John Stacks case has challenged that assumption at every turn.

Issue 3: A Job-Luring Amendment, or Corporate Welfare?

by Mark Friedman 8/22/2016 12:00 am

If Arkansas voters approve an amendment to the state Constitution in November, supporters say it will help bring more companies and jobs to the state. Opponents say it's corporate welfare.

More Signatures Submitted on Arkansas Medical Marijuana Plan

by Associated Press 8/19/2016 11:30 am

Supporters of a plan to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas have turned in additional signatures in hopes of qualifying for the November ballot.

3 Things Every Business Should Know About Attorney-Client Privilege (Rodney Moore Commentary)

by Rodney Moore 8/17/2016 09:34 am

Understanding how the attorney-client privilege works is important for businesses of all types and sizes. Here's three key things every business should know about attorney-client privilege.

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by 8/17/2016 08:29 am

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Donald Trump Names Leslie Rutledge, Others to Agriculture Panel

by Associated Press 8/16/2016 10:56 am

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has named Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to his newly created Agriculture Advisory Committee.

Federal Lawsuit Challenges Clean Line Transmission Project

by Kyle Massey 8/16/2016 10:02 am

Two groups representing landowners are suing to block an electric transmission line planned for delivering wind-generated power across Arkansas from Oklahoma to Tennessee.

Update: Gene Cauley's Death Ruled Suicide

by Gwen Moritz 8/15/2016 10:33 am

S. Gene Cauley, once a high-profile class-action lawyer before pleading guilty to stealing millions from a client trust account, was found dead in his lakeside home near Hot Springs on Friday morning.

NFL's Darren McFadden Learns Lesson From Financial Fumble

by Mark Friedman 8/15/2016 12:00 am

In June, Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden filed a lawsuit accusing his former family friend and financial adviser, Michael Vick of Pulaski County, of “gross incompetence, self-dealing and outright theft” of more than $15 million.

Investment Fraud: Anyone Can Be a Victim

by Mark Friedman 8/15/2016 12:00 am

A recent study found that, between 2005 and 2015, about 7 percent of financial advisers had a record of misconduct.