Legal Archive

Why Are Executions Stopped? Death Penalty Questions Answered

by Associated Press 4/20/2017 06:15 am

One execution was halted and the state's ability to use one of its execution drugs was called into question. The AP explains what happened and what's next.

Arkansas Execution Plan Again Thrown Into Doubt

by Kelly P. Kissel and Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 4/20/2017 06:11 am

While the latest court rulings could be overturned, Arkansas now faces an uphill battle to execute any inmates before the end of April, when one of its lethal injection drugs expires.

Legal Hurdles Loom Large in Arkansas Plan for Executions

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 4/19/2017 06:54 am

Arkansas remains hopeful it can execute five inmates before the end of the month after courts blocked the state from putting two men to death Monday night. Here's where the legal challenges stand.

Video: Fitz Hill Talks Transparency in Leadership, Work at Scott Ford Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2017 10:55 am

Leaders should tell the truth, be transparent and communicate regularly with stakeholders during a crisis, says Fitz Hill in Part 2 of Arkansas Business' new video series on leadership.

Arkansas Vows to Keep Pushing for Executions Despite Setback

by Andrew DeMillo and Sean Murphy, The Associated Press 4/18/2017 08:17 am

Arkansas officials vowed to carry out a double execution later this week after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a setback to the state's plan to resume capital punishment with a ruling sparing an inmate just minutes before his death warrant was set to expire.

Simmons Bank Names New VP, Assistant General Counsel

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 01:20 pm

Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff on Monday named Henry A. “Rusty” Barham III its executive vice president for regulatory and consumer affairs and assistant general counsel.

Dillard to Receive Honorary Degree from University of Arkansas

by Lydia McAllister 4/17/2017 11:33 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock Chairman and CEO William T. Dillard II will receive an honorary degree this spring from the University of Arkansas.

Arkansas Fights on Multiple Legal Fronts to Begin Executions

by Kelley P. Kissel, The Associated Press 4/17/2017 06:53 am

Lawyers for the state of Arkansas faced fights on multiple legal fronts Monday to begin a series of double executions before a key sedative used in lethal injections expires at the end of the month.

DentaQuest Sues Procurement Director Over Dropped Medicaid Bid

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Disclosure provisions in the state's competitive bidding process have landed Procurement Director Edward Armstrong in the hot seat again.

Judge Scraps Fake Will of Deepwater Horizon Survivor

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

A judge has thrown out the fake will allegedly created by a Camden woman to make sure her daughter got the assets of a Deepwater Horizon survivor who died in an auto accident.

Jonesboro Hotel Liens Raise Early ‘Red Flags'

by Mark Friedman 4/17/2017 12:00 am

The $30 million Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center is facing contractors' liens totaling nearly $900,000 and might not open next spring as planned.

Suit Challenges Air Ambulance Patient Bills

by Mark Friedman 4/17/2017 12:00 am

James W. Ferrell of Drew County was shocked to receive a $29,000 bill from an air ambulance operator for his 41-mile trip to a hospital in late 2015.

Supplier: Drug Sold to Arkansas Not Intended for Executions

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/14/2017 10:27 am

A judge was weighing Friday whether to block Arkansas' seven upcoming executions, set to begin next week, as a medical supplier said one of the three drugs the state plans to use to put the prisoners to death wasn't sold to be used for lethal injection.

Arkansas Death Penalty Foes Hope for Big Good Friday Rally

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 4/14/2017 07:32 am

While outrage on social media is growing over Arkansas' unprecedented plan to put seven inmates to death before the end of the month, the protests have been more muted within the conservative Southern state where capital punishment is still favored by a strong majority of residents.

Arkansas Execution Protests Less in Streets, More in Tweets

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 4/13/2017 11:31 am

While outrage on social media is growing over Arkansas' unprecedented plan to put seven inmates to death before the end of the month, the protests have been more muted within the conservative Southern state where capital punishment is still favored by a majority of residents.

Bar Association 'Troubled' by Arkansas' Multiple Execution Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/11/2017 05:35 pm

The American Bar Association urged Arkansas to back away from its unprecedented plan to put seven men to death over 10 days starting next week.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2017 09:40 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday the following appointments to state boards and commissions.

Foreclosure Suit Takes Aim at Home of Walter Quinn

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Malvern National Bank claims more than $1.2 million is outstanding on a loan secured by the Riverview Point residence. The loan has been in default since November, according to the bank.

Brandon Woodrome Makes Request for Leniency

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Brandon Woodrome, the 29-year-old former Fort Smith construction company owner, has asked for a light term in federal prison when he is sentenced next week for one count each of bank fraud and wire fraud.

Grief, Pain and the Fall of Turner Grain

by Mark Friedman 4/10/2017 12:00 am

With his father's death in late 2013 and stress contributing to his losing some 60 pounds in 30 days, Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. co-owner Jason Coleman said he was in no condition to run his company in the months leading to its collapse in August 2014.

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