Legal Archive

Plea Deal Could Be Coming in First National Bank of Lawrence County Embezzlement Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

More details about a $3.9 million employee theft at First National Bank of Lawrence County could be revealed if a former employee waives indictment and enters a plea deal.

Calling Out Boss Hogg (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Federal Reserve examiners will be trained to look for signs of a bank executive who dominates subordinates or assumes too many roles. You and I might call him a Boss Hogg.

IRS Collected Over $3.3 Trillion in FY 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

The Internal Revenue Service has released its 2015 IRS Data Book, containing information about returns filed, taxes collected and other tax-related subjects.

Wording Puts Truckers in Restart Limbo

by Marty Cook 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Shannon Newton, the president of the Arkansas Trucking Association, recently traveled with representatives of state trucking companies to Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress about the rule being in a sort of limbo. The issue at hand is the 34-hour restart for drivers.

AMR Construction Wins Main Street Arbitration Case

by George Waldon 4/11/2016 12:00 am

The general contractor on Little Rock's troubled Main Street Lofts project has been awarded $896,756 in its arbitration case.

Developing Your Bench (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/11/2016 12:00 am

A succession plan means not only knowing who could move into an open slot, but what development gaps the candidate has for readiness and what the plans are for filling those gaps.

Leslie Rutledge Rejects Marijuana Proposal Again

by Associated Press 4/7/2016 02:34 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is again rejecting a proposed state constitutional amendment by Mary Berry of Summit to legalize marijuana in Arkansas.

How Stricter Rules for Brokers Will Affect Retirement Savers

by Associated Press 4/6/2016 11:53 am

The Obama administration is going after a host of perceived rip-offs with the new rules it's unveiling Wednesday for brokers who recommend investments for retirement savers.

Boozman Meets With Garland, Still Opposed to Hearings

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/5/2016 02:51 pm

Republican Sen. John Boozman says a meeting with President Barack Obama's U.S. Supreme Court nominee didn't change his opposition to filling the high court vacancy this year.

Lawyers: Court Should Void Arkansas Execution Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/5/2016 06:54 am

Attorneys for death row inmates urged the Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday to toss the state's execution law, saying provisions that allow the state to withhold information about its lethal injection drugs are unconstitutional and therefore undermine the entire law.

Justices Reject Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo Class-Action Appeals

by Associated Press 4/4/2016 09:54 am

The U.S. Supreme Court is turning down appeals by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. of multimillion-dollar class-action judgments.

New Owner Takes Over Soul of the South Facility

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Media Gateway Facility LLC purchased the 30,800-SF studio complex at 1 Shackleford Drive from Rock City Media LLC.

Phil Herrington Files for Bankruptcy After $3M Judgment

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

The financial woes of dapper Little Rock businessman Phil Herrington have prompted a trip to bankruptcy court.

IRS Sues Gravette Man for Nearly $1.3 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

A 73-year-old Gravette man was hit with a lawsuit from the IRS seeking a judgment for unpaid federal taxes.

Consultants Surprised After Pine Bluff School District Fires Them

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

From the Heart International Educational Services LLC of Nashville, Tennessee, doesn't know why the school district cut ties with it in August 2015, just months after signing a contract that was worth more than $1 million.

Turner Grain Fight Continues in Bankruptcy Court

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Richard L. Cox of Hot Springs, the trustee for Turner Grain, filed a lawsuit late last month against K.B.X. Inc. of Benton in an attempt to collect $842,000 he said K.B.X. owes Turner Grain.

Investors Battle Over Valuable Soul of the South License

by George Waldon 4/4/2016 12:00 am

A schism among Soul of the South investors has erupted into a lawsuit over control of the venture's most valuable asset: the broadcast license for KMYA-TV, Channel 49.

Assistance Programs Seen as 'Lot of Bang' for Companies' Buck

by Marty Cook 4/4/2016 12:00 am

The legal profession is especially vulnerable, but there are employees with mental health and substance abuse problems in every walk of life.

Suicide: Unseen Public Health Crisis

by Gwen Moritz 4/4/2016 12:00 am

In Arkansas, suicide is as common as traffic fatalities and three times as common as homicide. But both of those causes of death are reported routinely, while self-harm is not, making suicide seem far more rare than it really is.

Arkansas Greed (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/4/2016 12:00 am

A typical organization — business, nonprofit, government, whatever — loses 5 percent of revenue to fraud in any given year.