Legal Archive

Arkansas Senate OKs State Prison Overhaul Plan

by Associated Press 3/2/2015 04:29 pm

By a 33-0 vote, the Senate approved legislation on Monday authorizing a partnership with counties around the state on regional facilities to hold inmates. The legislation, which now heads to the House, also allows inmates to apply for Medicaid benefits and provides avenues for them to enroll in drug and alcohol programs.

Nine Billionaires with Arkansas Ties Make Forbes 500 List

by Mark Carter 3/2/2015 10:33 am

Nine billionaires with Arkansas ties find themselves on the most recent Forbes 500 list of the world's richest people, released this week.

Pyramid Transaction Adds Up to $2.9M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/2/2015 12:00 am

A 17,192-SF commercial project in west Little Rock weighed in at $2.9 million. More than 168 acres near Maumelle are under new ownership after a $1.2 million foreclosure sale. And an 11.5-acre apartment tract in west Little Rock changed hands in a $1.1 million deal.

Turner Grain Trustee Asks for Chapter 7 Liquidation

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/2/2015 12:00 am

Acting United States Trustee Daniel Casamatta says keeping the company in Chapter 11 is just costing the company additional administrative expenses.

Case Closed Between Feuding Neurosurgeons

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/2/2015 12:00 am

The lawsuit between two Little Rock doctors that played out in the pages of Arkansas Business has been settled.

British Broker Tied to Joyce Judy Case Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/2/2015 12:00 am

Emlyn Mousley pleaded guilty to wire fraud last week in federal court in South Carolina. In exchange for pleading guilty to one of the three charges included in a grand jury indictment back in November 2013, Mousley was sentenced to three years of probation. And he was allowed to return to London.

Update: Baptist Health-NLR Agrees to $2.7 Million Settlement for Medicare Billing Dispute

by Gwen Moritz 2/27/2015 04:06 pm

The U.S. Attorney in Little Rock announced Friday that Baptist Health's North Little Rock hospital had agreed to settle claims it was falsely reimbursed for "short stay" patients in 2008 and 2009.

Arkansas House OKs Release of Cell Phone Location During Investigations

by Associated Press 2/27/2015 11:24 am

Arkansas lawmakers have voted to require companies to release the location of a cell phone when asked by police in criminal investigations, despite criticism that the move would violate civil liberties.

Book Excerpt: Charles Morgan on Jeff Ubben, Acxiom's Battle With ValueAct

by Charles D. Morgan 2/27/2015 09:11 am

An excerpt from Charles Morgan's book, "Matters of Life and Data: A Memoir," about his dealings with investor Jeff Ubben and Ubben's company, ValueAct Capital Partners.

Arkansas Senate OKs Adding Drones to Anti-Voyeurism Law

by Associated Press 2/27/2015 08:00 am

The Arkansas Legislature has given final approval to adding drones to the state's voyeurism law.

Rep. Rebecca Petty Aims for Firing Squad Executions in Arkansas

by Associated Press 2/27/2015 07:55 am

A lawmaker whose 12-year-old daughter was murdered by a man now on death row said Thursday that she will work to make the firing squad a legal execution method in Arkansas because court challenges have stalled efforts to resume the death penalty using lethal injections.

Arkansas Supreme Court Affirms Class-Action Status in Tobacco Lawsuit

by Associated Press 2/27/2015 07:54 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court says a lawsuit against tobacco giant Philip Morris USA can proceed under class-action status.

Cameron Smith, Karen Fetzer Named Top Executives at Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2015 05:14 am

Cameron Smith of Cameron Smith Associates of Rogers and Karen Fetzer of the Rotary Club of Little Rock won executive of the year awards at Thursday's 27th annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Arkansas House Committee Endorses Guns on Campus Bill

by Associated Press 2/26/2015 11:56 am

A bill to force public colleges and universities in Arkansas to allow staff and faculty to bring guns onto campus that was previously defeated found new life Thursday through the support of three Democrats.

Meet the Finalists of the 27th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/26/2015 11:37 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards. Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners.

Arkansas Senate Committee Backs Prison Overhaul Bill

by Associated Press 2/26/2015 07:15 am

A key component of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to overhaul the state prison system and reduce an inmate backlog received bipartisan support from a Senate committee Wednesday.

Judge Dismisses Nucor's Federal Lawsuit Against Big River Steel

by Associated Press 2/25/2015 03:11 pm

A lawsuit seeking to stop construction of a steel mill in northeast Arkansas has been dismissed.

Arkansas Panel OKs Eliminating Death Sentence as Penalty

by Associated Press 2/25/2015 11:37 am

A proposal to abolish Arkansas' death penalty is heading to the state Senate.

George Dunklin the High Bidder in Auction of Arkansas, Jefferson County Land

by George Waldon 2/25/2015 11:32 am

George Dunklin Jr. was the high bidder at a court-ordered auction of his family's 15,881-acre farming and hunting holdings in Arkansas and Jefferson counties, sources tell Arkansas Business.

Wal-Mart Criticizes 'Conscience Protection' Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/25/2015 07:00 am

Wal-Mart on Tuesday criticized a "conscience protection" measure in the retail giant's home state that opponents say sanctions discrimination against gays and lesbians, while Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson also expressed concerns about the legislation.