Legal Archive

Leslie Rutledge Approves Wording of Marijuana Proposal

by Associated Press 4/26/2016 07:04 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has approved the wording of a proposal to legalize recreational and medical marijuana, allowing supporters to begin gathering signatures to put the measure on the November ballot.

Ex-Arkansas Judge to Remain Free During Bribery Appeal

by Associated Press 4/25/2016 11:16 am

A federal judge has ruled that a former Arkansas circuit court judge can remain free pending his appeal of a federal bribery conviction.

In Arkansas, Seven Campaigns Aim for Alcohol Sales

by Sarah Campbell 4/25/2016 10:53 am

Five counties and two cities are collecting signatures in hopes that voters can decide in November whether to allow alcohol sales in their communities.

State Supreme Court Keeps Eye on Attorney Sanctions

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 12:00 am

The 16 attorneys facing sanctions for abusing the federal court system in a controversial class-action case aren't the only ones interested in what U.S. District Court Judge P.K. Holmes III will do on June 24.

Arbitration Reveals Wide Leeway in Scott Reed Contracts

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/25/2016 12:00 am

When AMR Construction landed an arbitration award for unpaid work on the Main Street Lofts project in downtown Little Rock, the ruling provided a glimpse into the chaotic development world of Scott Reed, who led the ownership group and oversaw the project.

Holmes Highlights Other Class-Action Cases Settled in State Court

by Mark Friedman 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Going to Arkansas state courts to settle class-action cases and avoid federal review has generated a total of $8.34 million in attorneys' fees and expenses in five cases.

AMR Construction Begins Foreclosure Action on Main Street Lofts

by George Waldon 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock's AMR Construction LLC staked a priority claim to recover $896,756 for unpaid work on the unfinished three-building, 125,000-SF redevelopment at 510-524 Main St.

Fayetteville Primed for Second Raising Cane's Restaurant (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Raising Cane's is poised to put a second chicken fingers restaurant in Fayetteville after a $1.3 million purchase.

John Goodson: No Role Model (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Judges and lawyers who pervert the judicial system for their enrichment undermine the public's faith in that system. They should not be board members of the state's university system.

Prosecutors Want Former Judge Mike Maggio in Prison on Due Date

by Associated Press 4/22/2016 11:54 am

Federal prosecutors want a former Arkansas judge to report to federal prison as scheduled to begin his 10-year sentence for bribery.

Funeral Home Owners Take Plea Deal Over Stacked Bodies

by Associated Press 4/21/2016 02:46 pm

The company that owns a Jacksonville funeral home where bodies were found stacked on top of each other in unrefrigerated areas has pleaded guilty after felony charges were dropped against the father and son who own the business.

Arkansas AG Approves Ballot Measure Wording on Court Damages

by Associated Press 4/21/2016 05:55 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has approved the wording of a measure to limit lawsuit damages awarded against health care providers, clearing the way for supporters to try and put the proposal on the November ballot.

Arkansas Ex-Judge Asks to be Free for Bribery Appeal

by Associated Press 4/20/2016 11:01 am

A former Arkansas circuit judge has asked to delay reporting to federal prison while he appeals a bribery charge in which he admitted lowering a jury award in a civil lawsuit in exchange for campaign donations.

Wes Ward to Delve Into Cuban Relations at Agriculture Law Conference

by Alexis Hosticka 4/19/2016 11:05 am

Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward will speak at the Third Annual Mid-South Agricultural & Environmental Law Conference this week in Memphis.

Lecture by Footnote (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/18/2016 11:38 am

U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes seemed to use footnotes to deliver his most direct lectures to the 16 attorneys he plans to sanction in a case related to a USAA class-action lawsuit.

Defective Merchandise Detailed in Lawsuit from Wal-Mart Vendor

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

RND said the relationship between Victory and Wal-Mart soured after Wal-Mart found Victory manufactured goods in Chinese factories that allegedly weren't approved by Wal-Mart. Making matters worse, defective merchandise allegedly was shipped to the retailer, RND said in its court papers.

Wal-Mart Vendor AMG Sues Partner After Abrupt Cancellation

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Wal-Mart vendor Active Marketing Group Inc. is suing EB Brands Holdings Inc. for abruptly severing its client relationship after more than 25 years.

Developers Want Delay of AMR Arbitration Payment

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Main Street Lofts developers are trying to slow a judicial ruling on an unfavorable arbitration outcome.

‘He Was a Gentleman' (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Ray Thornton, who died last week at the age of 87, recalled an earlier era in Arkansas politics, when compromise wasn't considered treason, when people could be political foes but personal friends or, at least, friendly.

Arkansas Midland, Magellan Pipeline Settle on Easement

by Mark Friedman 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Midland Railroad Co. last week settled its easement dispute over Magellan Pipeline Co.'s $200 million pipeline project from Fort Smith to Little Rock.