Legal Archive

City of Fayetteville Asks Court to Uphold Its LGBT Protections

by Associated Press 10/21/2016 02:28 pm

An Arkansas city says its ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity doesn't violate a state law that was intended to prevent such local protections, and argues the state's highest court doesn't need to weigh in on the law's constitutionality.

Report: Arkansas Medical Pot Plan Costs More Than It Raises

by Associated Press 10/20/2016 03:22 pm

Arkansas finance officials say competing proposals to legalize medical marijuana would cost the state more to enforce than they would generate in new tax revenue.

Union Asks Court to Reverse Wal-Mart Trespassing Order

by Associated Press 10/20/2016 10:54 am

A labor union is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to reverse a judge's order barring it from trespassing on the retail giant's property in the state, arguing that the issue needs to be settled by a federal board.

Arkansas Ex-Judge Ordered Held on Federal Charges

by Associated Press 10/19/2016 03:57 pm

A former Arkansas judge accused of giving lighter sentences to defendants in exchange for nude photos and sexual acts will remain in jail for now.

Landowners, Exxon Mobil Attorneys Spar in Appeals Court

by Associated Press 10/19/2016 07:37 am

Attorneys for landowners along a crude oil pipeline that ruptured in Arkansas in 2013 say Exxon Mobil Pipeline Co. breached its contract because the pipeline interferes with their ability to enjoy their property.

Cherokee Nation Donated $6M to Arkansas Casino Campaign

by Associated Press 10/18/2016 06:37 pm

Campaign finance reports show the Cherokee Nation gave $6 million to the group behind a casino legalization proposal that was disqualified from the November ballot, while a dog track and horse track gave more than $1.4 million to the campaign opposing it.

Arkansas Casino Campaign Asks Court to Reconsider Ruling

by Associated Press 10/18/2016 04:22 pm

The group behind a proposal disqualified from the November ballot that would have legalized casinos in three Arkansas counties is asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling against the measure.

Group: Unlikely to Get Involved in Arkansas AG Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/18/2016 10:10 am

A conservative group that criticized Leslie Rutledge during her successful bid for Arkansas attorney general two years ago says it doesn't expect to get involved in her 2018 re-election campaign, and is calling the Republican as a strong advocate for limited government.

Arkansas Attorney General Rutledge Seeks Re-Election in 2018

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/17/2016 04:51 pm

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge launches her 2018 re-election bid, joining a growing list of Arkansas elected officials who have begun raising money and organizing their campaigns more than two years ahead of that election.

Ex-Judge Joseph Boeckmann Indicted on Fraud, Bribery Charges

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 10/17/2016 01:38 pm

A former Arkansas judge accused of giving lighter sentences to defendants in exchange for nude photos and sexual acts has been indicted on federal fraud and bribery charges, according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday.

Two Others in Hunt for Allied Before Today's Bank Took Ownership

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Today's Bank of Huntsville was awarded ownership of the $66.3-million asset lender with a negative bid of $6.1 million.

Morrilton Company Shows Claws in Trademark Lawsuit Against Big Lots

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2016 12:00 am

A Morrilton pet supply company has its fur standing on end after seeing a cat scratcher for sale at Big Lots Stores Inc.

Legislature, Here's Your Chance (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Last week, in disqualifying from the November ballot a proposed amendment to the Arkansas Constitution, the state Supreme Court gave the state Legislature a golden opportunity to do something right.

Private Solar's Future in Arkansas Hinges on PSC Review

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Decisions by the Arkansas Public Service Commission could promote solar generation at homes and businesses or even cripple it, advocates say, but the most critical rulings may not come for more than a year.

Pulaski County Wants To Catch Rays, Not Solar Catch-22

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Pulaski County's lawyers see solar energy as an enticing way for businesses and county government itself to cut their electric bills, but they've encountered a kind of legal sunblock.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2016 02:32 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces appointments to boards, commissions and more.

Court: Arkansas Voters Can Decide Medical Marijuana Plan

by Associated Press 10/13/2016 09:51 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court says voters can consider a medical marijuana proposal on the November ballot.

Arkansas Justices Say Voters Won't Consider Liability Limits

by Associated Press 10/13/2016 09:38 am

Arkansas' Supreme Court says voters cannot consider whether to impose award limits in medical liability cases because the language to be placed on the ballot doesn't fully describe what the proposal would do.

State Supreme Court Strikes Casino Measure From Ballot

by Associated Press 10/13/2016 09:36 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday disqualified a proposal to legalize casinos in three counties from the November ballot, ordering officials to not count any votes cast for the measure in the election.

John Rogers Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Wire Fraud

by George Waldon 10/11/2016 11:26 am

Alleged serial fraudster John Rogers pleaded not guilty to one count of felony wire fraud at his Friday arraignment in Chicago federal court.