Legal Archive

Ryan Younger Takes New Role at Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2016 12:00 am

R. Ryan Younger has been named a member of Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull PLLC in Little Rock. Younger, whose practice concentrates on civil litigation, joined the firm in 2010 after serving as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Robert Dawson in Arkansas' Western District.

A Master Class in Feedback (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 1/25/2016 12:00 am

Every year, aspiring singers participate in auditions for the New York Metropolitan Opera. Judges provide feedback to each of the singers. Most of the conversations were great examples of powerful feedback, delivered with skill and impact.

Labor Judge: Wal-Mart Strikes Protected Under Law

by Associated Press 1/22/2016 10:04 am

A National Labor Relations Board judge has ruled that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. unlawfully disciplined workers who staged protests in May and June of 2013 and ordered the retailer to reinstate 16 former employees, as well as give them back pay.

Arkansas Court Asked to Revive Case Over Magazine Loan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/21/2016 11:24 am

A Hot Springs man is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to revive his lawsuit challenging a university's loan to the Oxford American magazine, arguing the textbook revenues and other cash used to pay for the loan are public funds.

Judge Takes No Action in Civil Contempt Case Against John Rogers

by George Waldon 1/20/2016 12:05 pm

Civil contempt proceedings against John Rogers were put on hold this morning in Pulaski County Circuit Court. But the judge did give the green light to the sale of the famed Charles Conlon Collection of glass-plate negatives.

Supreme Court Rejects Arkansas Bid to Revive Abortion Law

by Associated Press 1/19/2016 09:13 am

The Supreme Court is refusing to revive an Arkansas law that would have banned abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if doctors can detect a fetal heartbeat.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 09:12 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced appointments to state boards and commissions as well as judicial appointments.

John Goodson, Others Respond to Judge; Court Date Reset

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

The "show-cause" hearing date involving more than a dozen attorneys in the controversial class-action "forum shopping" case has been moved up a day to Feb. 18.

Albert Solaroli Due To Be Sentenced in One Bank Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Albert Solaroli, the Florida businessman who pleaded guilty last April to money laundering related to an infamous $1.5 million loan from One Bank & Trust, is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Brian Miller in Little Rock.

Bingaman Sentenced to Four Months in Prison

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Last week John T. Bingaman of Benton was finally sentenced, two years and four months after he pleaded guilty to two federal felony charges.

Attorneys Title Group Adds Matt Martin (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/18/2016 12:00 am

Matt Martin of North Little Rock has joined Attorneys Title Group of Little Rock as an escrow officer.

Guilty Plea in Feeding Program Funds Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2016 04:26 pm

A 25-year-old North Little Rock man pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to commit wire fraud in connection with fraudulently receiving government funds intended to feed children in low income areas during the school year.

Former Arkansas Chief Justice Hannah Dies at Age 71

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/14/2016 01:06 pm

Former Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Hannah, who led the court as it tackled high-profile cases involving voter ID, gay marriage and school funding, has died. He was 71.

Rutledge Rejects Medical Marijuana Measure's Wording

by Associated Press 1/13/2016 04:04 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected the wording of a proposed ballot measure that would legalize medical marijuana in the state.

Jeremy Hutchinson, Alex Gray Join SWC Law Firm

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2016 10:46 am

State Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson and Alex Gray have joined the Little Rock law firm of Steel, Wright & Collier PLLC, as partners, the firm announced Tuesday.

Federal Judge Sets Hearing on Threat to Sanction Goodson, Taylor, Others

by Gwen Moritz 1/11/2016 12:54 pm

A hearing in which attorneys in a controversial class-action case can try to talk U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes out of imposing sanctions has been scheduled for 10 a.m. on Feb. 19 at the federal courthouse in Fort Smith.

Centennial Bank Acquires Former John Rogers Properties in Auction

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Centennial Bank of Conway recovered four North Little Rock properties formerly owned by alleged fraudster John Rogers and his ex-wife, Angelica.

Another OneFinancial Asset Eyed by Johnelle Hunt's BHL

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

BHL Financing is making a claim on $1.2 million worth of trust-preferred shares issued by West Tennessee Bancshares Inc., holding company for the $337 million-asset Bank of Bartlett.

Class Action Approved Against Crittenden Hospital Association

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/11/2016 12:00 am

Yolanda Goodman of Memphis sued the West Memphis hospital in 2014 on behalf of approximately 600 former employees who participated in the company's self-sponsored health plan from January 2012 until the hospital filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 12, 2014, according to her lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Jonesboro.

Give Me One Good Reason (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/11/2016 12:00 am

The effects of an astonishing reaction to a Dec. 14 Arkansas Business story about a new legal strategy for class-action cases may not have been completely felt yet.