Legal Archive

Arkansas Business Wrote About Police Investigating Richard Johns in 2012

by Lance Turner 5/19/2015 11:35 am

Arkansas Business readers have had reason to be wary of Little Rock internist Dr. Richard Johns, who's been arrested and charged with more than 180 counts of fraudulent practices.

Justices Make It Easier to Sue over 401(k) Retirement Plans

by Associated Press 5/18/2015 10:53 am

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in favor of participants in employee retirement plans who object to companies' investment decisions that eat into retirement savings.

Monticello Fights Back in $10M Water Project Case

by Mark Friedman 5/18/2015 10:15 am

The city of Monticello filed its counterclaim on Friday against the Illinois contractor hired for a $10 million water project.

Ex-Lonoke County Assessor Faces Credit Card Fraud Charge

by Associated Press 5/18/2015 07:06 am

Authorities say a former Lonoke County assessor faces charges including credit card fraud and property theft.

Arkansas Judge Reprimanded after Divorce Case

by Associated Press 5/18/2015 07:05 am

An Arkansas district court judge has been reprimanded after he said he forgot about a divorce case that took him 20 months to rule on.

Affiliated Foods Bankruptcy Case Lingers with U.S. Bank Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/18/2015 12:00 am

Earlier this month, Affiliated Foods Southwest Inc. entered its seventh year in bankruptcy court. Affiliated Foods, once one of the state's largest private companies, reported $47.6 million in assets and $101.5 million in debt — $62.5 million of it unsecured — when it filed for bankruptcy on May 5, 2009.

Restaurateur Bruno Beqiri Pleads Guilty to Hot Check Charge

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/18/2015 12:00 am

Long-time central Arkansas restaurateur Bruno Beqiri of Bruno's Italian Bistro on Thursday entered a negotiated plea of guilty in Pulaski County Circuit Court to what had been a felony hot check charge.

Kim Kirkman Moves Up at Harding's American Studies Insitute (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/18/2015 12:00 am

Kim Kirkman has been named associate executive director of the American Studies Institute at Harding University in Searcy, replacing Bob Reely, who has held the position for 26 years.

Concerns Voiced About Red Alert Proposal in John Rogers Case

by George Waldon 5/18/2015 12:00 am

The $28 million cash offer to acquire the photo archives and sports memorabilia assets once owned by John Rogers has drawn objections and cautionary filings.

Kohl's Store Rings Up $9 Million Transaction (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 5/18/2015 12:00 am

An 89,724-SF department store in Sherwood weighed in at $9 million. An 18,680-SF electrical subcontracting complex in North Little Rock shifted ownership in a $636,000 transaction. And an 8,316-SF commercial building in west Pulaski County changed hands in a $506,096 foreclosure sale.

With End to Lawsuits, Larry Crain Sells Stations

by Sean Beherec 5/18/2015 12:00 am

All of the pending litigation that Little Rock businessman Larry Crain was entangled with earlier this year has been resolved, opening the door to the sale of two radio stations.

Women Share Stories, Strategies About Leading, Growing Ranks in Business

by Lance Turner 5/15/2015 12:07 pm

Women must have an expectation that their potential is limitless, and organizations must understand that diversity is key to powering success, three women business leaders said at a panel discussion Friday morning. Includes video.

Turner Grain's Bankruptcy Converted to Chapter 7 Liquidation

by Mark Friedman 5/15/2015 11:34 am

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Phyllis M. Jones approved a request Thursday to convert Turner Grain Merchandising Inc.'s bankruptcy case from reorganization to Chapter 7 liquidation.

Independent Citizens Commission Votes to Raise Prosecutors' Pay

by Associated Press 5/13/2015 04:35 pm

An Arkansas commission quickly approved raising full-time prosecutors' salaries by 23 percent on Wednesday, a move that's drawn a relatively muted response compared to the public backlash over pay increases granted other elected officials earlier this year.

Eureka Springs Votes to Uphold Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

by Associated Press 5/13/2015 06:54 am

Voters in a northwest Arkansas town have upheld an expanded anti-discrimination ordinance passed by the City Council in February. Preliminary results show the Eureka Springs ordinance was ratified by a 579-231 vote in Tuesday's special election, according to local media reports.

Eureka Springs Split Over Anti-Discrimination Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/11/2015 07:01 am

Eureka Springs voters decide Tuesday whether to repeal a recent local ordinance that extends discrimination protections to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Park Avenue Lofts in Sights of Potential New Owner

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Did you know a deal is in the works that will bring new ownership to Little Rock's Park Avenue Lofts?

Sissy's Log Cabin To Expand Heights Location

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2015 12:00 am

A January smash-and-grab at Sissy's Log Cabin on North Grant Street in Little Rock apparently hasn't done much to slow the store down.

Steve Bauman Joins Rose Law Firm (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/11/2015 12:00 am

Steve Bauman has joined the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock. He comes with experience in the areas of trusts, estate planning, real estate and taxation.

The Business Value of Listening (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 5/11/2015 12:00 am

There are reams of articles on listening, with approaches that vary widely. Most of what is required to listen, however, is to pay attention, remove distractions and remain fully present for the work in front of us.