Legal Archive

Paula Casey Reflects on Legal Career

by Mark Friedman 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Paula Casey retired on June 30 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she was the interim vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school. She had held that position since 2013.

Kathleen McDonald Accepts Committee Seats at Arkansas Bar Association (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Kathleen McDonald, managing partner of Beacon Legal Group PLLC, has been appointed to the Arkansas Bar Association's website/technology, social media and women in the profession committees.

Asa Hutchinson Aims to Set Execution Dates Before January

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/13/2016 10:30 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he hopes to set execution dates before January now that the state has a new supply of a lethal injection drug that had expired last week.

Osceola Sues to Stop Election for New Blytheville Courthouse

by Associated Press 7/13/2016 10:23 am

The city of Osceola is asking a judge to stop a special election where voters will consider a plan for a new courthouse in Blytheville.

Arkansas Says It Has All Drugs Needed for Executions

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/13/2016 06:48 am

Arkansas said Tuesday that it has a new supply of a drug used for lethal injections that had expired last month, potentially clearing the way for the state to resume executions after a decade-long hiatus.

Panel OKs Religious Opt-Out for Arkansas Counselors

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/12/2016 10:37 am

Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to a ruling allowing counselors to refer clients to another provider if they have a religious objection to treating them, a measure that critics say could deny mental health services to gay and lesbian people.

Interim Child Welfare Director Mischa Martin Becomes Permanent Leader

by Associated Press 7/11/2016 07:19 am

The interim director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services' children and family services division has been named its permanent chief.

Davidge Sues Soul of the South Investors

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Some debt disputes and lawsuits have made the scene since an ownership change visited a broadcast facility and its media gateway operations in west Little Rock.

AMR Files Foreclosure Suit Against Scott Reed Over Little Rock Lofts

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:00 am

AMR Construction LLC escalated its efforts to collect money from “developer” Scott Reed of Portland, Oregon.

Blessings Neighbors Ben Burris, Matt Wait Sue Each Other in Property Dispute

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Ben Burris, who owns the Arkansas Dentistry & Braces chain in Arkansas, filed a $10,000 lawsuit claiming negligence by his neighbor.

Canceled Thunder on the Mountain Music Festival Leads to Lawsuits

by Mark Friedman 7/11/2016 12:00 am

The canceled Thunder on the Mountain music event, planned for near Ozark, has led to dueling lawsuits and a class-action claim on behalf of ticket holders.

Politics as Usual? (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 7/11/2016 12:00 am

The reporting that uncovered Maggio's corruption and the reporting that continues to reveal the tentacles of improper influence have been a great service to the state.

Amber Crouch To Lead Crews & Associates Compliance Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/11/2016 12:00 am

Amber Crouch recently joined the compliance team at Crews & Associates Inc. of Little Rock as the new senior compliance officer.

10 States Sue Over Restrooms Transgender Students Can Use

by Associated Press 7/8/2016 12:37 pm

Ten states, including Arkansas, are suing the federal government over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms conforming to their gender identity.

Arkansas Inmates Want New Look at Execution Drug Ruling

by Associated Press 7/7/2016 12:42 pm

Attorneys for eight death row inmates have asked Arkansas' highest court to reconsider its decision upholding a state law that keeps information about its lethal injection drugs confidential.

New Website Details Missing Person Cases in Arkansas

by Associated Press 7/6/2016 12:59 pm

A new Arkansas website will allow the public to search information on more than 500 missing person cases in the state.

Court Ruling Latest Wrinkle for Anti-Abortion Push (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/5/2016 06:55 am

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a Texas abortion law is the latest wrinkle for efforts in Arkansas to further restrict the procedure now that Republicans are firmly in control.

Former Associate of John Rogers Sentenced for Mail, Wire Fraud

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/4/2016 12:00 am

Mark Theotikos was sentenced to 12 months and a day in federal prison several weeks ago for his part in a shill bidding scheme at Mastro Auctions.

Feds Finger Fort Smith Family in Food Stamp Fraud

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/4/2016 12:00 am

The feds recently accused a father-and-son pair who owns several Fort Smith convenience stores of running an elaborate food stamp fraud that involved 94 beneficiaries.

Arkansas Hospitals Brace for New Overtime Regulations

by Mark Friedman 7/4/2016 12:00 am

The centerpiece of the Department of Labor's new overtime regulations raises the threshold of what salaried workers must be paid in order to qualify as an exempt employee.