Legal Archive

Environmentalists Contest Broadened Use of New Herbicide

by Associated Press 4/21/2015 06:59 am

Environmentalists are contesting the federal government's decision to allow more widespread use of a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.

Leslie Rutledge Turns Down Washington County Bridge Investigation

by Associated Press 4/20/2015 11:26 am

The Arkansas attorney general's office has referred a request to investigate the construction of two Washington County bridges to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.

Oxane Materials Facing More Heat from Lawsuits

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2015 12:00 am

Oxane Materials of Houston is facing another lawsuit in Arkansas. Thermal Specialties Construction Services LLC of Tulsa has filed suit in Crawford County Circuit Court, alleging that it wasn't paid for work it performed for Oxane.

FOI Request for Solicitor General Applications Turned Down by AG

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2015 12:00 am

If you were wondering who's in the running to be the new solicitor general at the Arkansas Attorney General's Office, so were we.

Contractors See Construction Business Pick Up in 2014

by George Waldon 4/20/2015 12:00 am

In general, 2014 was a year of increase among the biggest general contractors in Arkansas. Eighteen out of 32 firms that reported updated revenue figures for the largest commercial contractors list recorded year-over-year gains.

For Fairness (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/20/2015 12:00 am

We support the proposal before the Little Rock Board of Directors that would forbid discrimination against city workers, including discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Former Judge Mike Maggio Surrenders Law License

by Associated Press 4/16/2015 11:28 am

A former central Arkansas circuit court judge has voluntarily surrendered his license to avoid a disciplinary hearing.

Independent Citizens Commission to Consider Pay Raises for Prosecutors

by Associated Press 4/16/2015 06:10 am

An independent committee that was formed to review Arkansas elected officials' salaries is beginning to look at whether the state's prosecutors deserve a pay raise.

Get Tickets Now to Arkansas Business Power Breakfast on Women Business Leaders

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/15/2015 11:31 am

Tickets are now available to the next Arkansas Business Power Breakfast, which features experts who will share strategies on recruiting, retaining and inspiring women in the workplace to be leaders.

Wal-Mart Wins Legal Round Against Church Over Firearm Sales

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2015 05:15 pm

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville won't have to let shareholders vote on a proposal from a Manhattan Episcopal church concerned about firearm sales, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

Judge Gives Georgia Company 30 Days to Buy John Rogers Assets

by George Waldon 4/14/2015 03:12 pm

A would-be $59 million deal is back in play to buy the photo archive and sports memorabilia assets collected by John Rogers.

Asa Hutchinson Chooses 3 Justices for Gay Marriage Case

by Associated Press 4/14/2015 11:13 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has selected a former Supreme Court justice, a circuit judge and a Searcy attorney to help decide a case related to the challenge over the state's gay marriage ban.

One Bank Customer Pleads Guilty to Reduced Federal Charge of Money Laundering

by Gwen Moritz 4/13/2015 04:57 pm

In a plea deal reached with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Little Rock, Albert Solaroli pleaded guilty to laundering $120,000 of the loan in exchange for having a pending bank fraud charge dismissed.

Leslie Rutledge: Current Court Should Hear Marriage Case

by Associated Press 4/13/2015 01:20 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says whether gay marriage is legal in the state should be decided by the current state Supreme Court, not the justices who heard oral arguments in the case last year.

Letters Showcase Split on Arkansas Supreme Court (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/13/2015 06:47 am

Divisions on the Supreme Court are nothing new. But justices publicly taking one another to task over the handling of a case is a major shift.

Turner Grain's Dale Bartlett Asks for Chapter 7

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Dale Bartlett, a former co-owner of Turner Grain Merchandising of Brinkley, asked earlier this month that his Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization be converted to a Chapter 7 liquidation.

NLR Manufacturer Files for Chapter 11

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2015 12:00 am

O.D. Funk Manufacturing Inc. of North Little Rock, which has been in business since 1976, has filed for Chapter 11 reorganization.

Golden Moments in Acme Bankruptcy Court

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Lex Golden, chairman and CEO of Acme Holding Co., served up some meandering testimony during nearly an hour on the witness stand in bankruptcy court on April 2.

Jim Bolt Appeal of Prison Sentence Denied

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2015 12:00 am

If you were worried that Jim Bolt — aka Inmate No. 04831-062 at the Lexington, Kentucky, federal correctional facility — might have been sentenced too harshly by U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks of Fayetteville, you can relax.

Former Beebe Chief of Staff Morril Harriman Joins Mitchell Williams

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2015 12:00 am

Morril Harriman has joined the law firm of Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC as counsel in the firm's Little Rock office. Harriman has 25 years of experience in private practice law and 16 years of service in the Arkansas Senate.

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