Legal Archive

Oy Vey, Dan Kirkpatrick, That's a Good Career

by Kyle Massey 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Through 40 years in the Arkansas marketing world, Dan Kirkpatrick has worked toward a slogan based on results: “Advertising that's engineered to work.”

Judge to Rule Within 5 Days on Marijuana Licenses

by Associated Press 3/16/2018 03:35 pm

An Arkansas judge says he'll rule within the next five days on whether to allow the state to issue its first licenses for companies to grow medical marijuana.

Stuck in the Middle: Regulating Pharmacy Benefit Managers

by Gwen Moritz 3/12/2018 12:00 am

A special legislative session starting Tuesday is expected to result in deep-red Arkansas becoming the first state to license and regulate pharmacy benefit managers.

Sentencing Set for Rogers Man

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 12:00 am

May 3 has been set as the sentencing date for the Benton County man who ran a large-scale illegal gambling operation in northwest Arkansas.

Manila Company Claims Assets of $100 in Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 12:00 am

More details emerge in the case of Jim Ed Robins LLC of Manila, along with information about the personal bankruptcy filing of Jim Ed Robins, who listed many of the same debts as his namesake company.

Bentonville Man Faces $900K Foreclosure from BancorpSouth

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 12:00 am

BancorpSouth Bank of Tupelo, Mississippi, has filed a foreclosure suit against a Bentonville man and his nearly $900,000 home.

A Reason for Every Regulation (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Regulations are a way that our society, through our elected government, levels out playing fields and creates transparency and protects the weak from abuse by the strong.

Cantrell Drug, FDA Reach Settlement

by Mark Friedman 3/9/2018 03:15 pm

Cantrell Drug Co. of Little Rock and federal regulators reached a settlement in U.S. Bankruptcy Court Friday morning in a legal fight that had threatened to close the drug compounding company.

McDaniel: Marijuana Regulators Should Hire Director

by Lance Turner 3/8/2018 06:59 am

A former Arkansas attorney general who is now part owner of a marijuana cultivation business says the state Medical Marijuana Commission should hire an executive director.

Governor Sends $600K to State's Drug Task Forces

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2018 11:26 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson releases $600,000 in rainy day funding for the state's drug task forces.

Lumber Sale Fresh Kindling for Former Wife's Fraud Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2018 12:00 am

After a Pope County lumber company was valued at $3 million in a 2007 divorce settlement, a new lawsuit alleges fraud after the company was sold seven years later for 26 times that amount.

IRS Slaps Lien on Beaver Lake House Over $1.15M Debt

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/5/2018 12:00 am

The IRS is going after a Benton County married couple for allegedly not paying federal taxes.

Delta Hospital Takes Opioids to Court

by Mark Friedman 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Hospitals in the Arkansas Delta are fighting the opioid epidemic with every weapon at their command, including a little-noticed lawsuit by a Monticello hospital against the larger opioid manufacturers.

From Skeptic To Cynic (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Has government corruption become the rule rather than the exception?

Pluses and Perils of Going Political (Jim Karrh On Marketing)

by Jim Karrh 3/5/2018 12:00 am

In a time when almost everything seems hyperpolitical, is it any surprise that business marketing is increasingly pulled in too?

Energy Security Partners CEO: Vision of Pine Bluff GTL Plant Alive

by Kyle Massey 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Roger Williams' vision to put a $3.7 billion gas-to-liquid fuel plant in Jefferson County has him arguing in two directions: convincing some people that the largest economic development project in state history can realistically happen, and explaining to others why it's not happening quicker.

Pimples, Pints and Press: SPJ Showcases Ethics

by Kyle Massey 3/5/2018 12:00 am

Questions, thorny and serious, were fodder for fun and discussion for the Arkansas Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, who put their ethics to the test — along with their acting – in an exercise called What Would You Run?

FDA Sues to Shut Down Cantrell Drug

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/1/2018 05:02 pm

CEO James L. McCarley Jr. has responded by requesting a temporary restraining order to prevent the U.S. Food & Drug Administration from shutting down the Little Rock compounding pharmacy.

Former Consumer Product Regulator Launches Arkansas AG Bid

by Associated Press 2/28/2018 03:50 pm

A former federal consumer product regulator has dropped his bid for the Arkansas Legislature and is now trying to unseat the state's Republican attorney general.

Tyson Foods Fined $2M for Causing Missouri Fish Kill

by Associated Press 2/28/2018 09:48 am

Tyson Foods Inc.'s poultry subsidiary has been ordered to pay a $2 million fine for discharges from a southwest Missouri plant that caused a fish kill.