Legal Archive

Nominate Now for Arkansas Business '20 in Their 20s'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/28/2016 09:41 am

Arkansas Business is once again taking nominations for its annual "20 in Their 20s" list, which honors young professionals in their 20s.

Rutledge Evaluating Abortion Ruling's Impact on Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/28/2016 07:14 am

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is evaluating how a U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas abortion law will affect a lawsuit over Arkansas' restrictions on how the abortion pill is administered.

Settlement Reached Between One Bank, BHL Financing

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

The litigation between Johnelle Hunt's BHL Financing LLC and Little Rock's One Bank & Trust is no more.

Bear State Gets Default Judgment in Falcon Air Suit

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Bear State obtained a default judgment against Quinn and Falcon Air when the two failed to respond to the February complaint. The debt is secured by Quinn's personal guarantee and a 1984 Dassault Falcon 200 owned by Falcon Air.

Advocates for Environment Not Sorry to See Fracking Stop in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 6/27/2016 12:00 am

The 10-year boom in Arkansas natural gas production poured billions of dollars into the state, but some Arkansans are not sad to see it end.

Media Gateway Emerges From Soul of the South

by George Waldon 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Matthew Davidge was a client of SSN Media Gateway when he first visited the west Little Rock operation. Now he's an owner.

Jim Dunn on Why Marshals Museum a True Fit for Fort Smith

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Patrick Weeks will replace James "Jim" Dunn as head of the Marshals Museum on July 1, when Dunn will become president of the Museum Foundation and turn his full attention to fundraising for the $50 million-plus project.

Attorney Scott Morgan Honored for Pro Bono Work (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Scott Morgan, attorney at PPGMR Law PLLC, was recently selected as Pulaski County Vocals 2016 Attorney of the Year.

Conner Eldridge Tests State's Gun Stance in Senate Bid (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/26/2016 01:30 pm

With ramped-up criticism of Sen. John Boozman's vote against an effort to keep terrorists from buying guns, challenger Conner Eldridge is testing how much Arkansas' views of guns have changed since 2014.

Update: No Action on Lawyer Sanctions; Holmes Rethinking Finding of 'Bad Faith'

by Gwen Moritz 6/24/2016 10:44 am

Judge P.K. Holmes III did not issue sanctions to 16 attorneys in a controversial class-action case, and said that briefs and affidavits submitted by the attorneys called into question his previous finding of bad faith.

Class-Action Attorneys Subject of New Class-Action Suit

by Gwen Moritz 6/21/2016 11:18 am

Robert Trammell, the Little Rock attorney who tried to slow down a controversial class-action settlement in Polk County Circuit Court last fall, has now filed a class-action suit against the lawyers who are set to be sanctioned for abusing the court system.

John Rogers Court Absence Defaults Judgment to California Creditor

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

There were rumblings that alleged serial fraudster John Rogers was going to California to defend himself at a June 6 trial. That didn't happen.

Class-Action Attorneys Claim Trial by Media Punishment Enough

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

The plaintiffs' attorneys in a controversial insurance class-action case in west Arkansas have argued that they shouldn't be sanctioned because they have already been “severely punished” in the media.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 6/20/2016 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 23rd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

Class Action, Or Lone Case Of Paid Debt?

by Mark Friedman 6/20/2016 12:00 am

When William Echols of Amity made a nearly $1,400 credit card payment in 2012, he thought he was done with the bill. But it was only the beginning.

Madeline Moore Joins CGWG Law Firm (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Madeline Moore has joined the Little Rock office of Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus PC as an associate attorney.

Class-Action Attorneys Ask Judge Not to Impose Sanctions

by Mark Friedman 6/16/2016 09:53 am

The plaintiffs' attorneys in a controversial class-action case have asked Chief U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III to use his discretion and not sanction them next week for abusing the federal court system.

Federal Hearing Set for Dillard's in EEOC Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

A U.S. District Court judge recently ordered Dillard's Inc. to explain why it won't comply with a subpoena from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Main Street Lofts Could Find Buyer Before Foreclosure

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

A sale may be in motion at the money-troubled Main Street Lofts. This latest version involves all three buildings at the downtown Little Rock project.

How to Hire a Lawyer (Vincent O. Chadick Expert Advice)

by Vincent O. Chadick 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Here are six modest suggestions for contacting and, if appropriate, hiring a lawyer. And doing it right.