Legal Archive

In the Workplace 2017: With Overtime Rules On Hold, What's Next?

by Jane A. Kim 12/27/2016 07:00 am

Employers who intend to wait until the dust finally settles before taking steps to comply with new overtime exemption rules should consider a few things.

In the Workplace 2017: How Arkansas Employers Can Deal with Medical Marijuana

by Stuart Jackson 12/26/2016 07:00 am

Now that Arkansas has a medical marijuana law on the books, employers must prepare to address this issue. Here's how.

Unsafe Transport Leads to Death: Farmworkers 'Disposable'?

by Allen G. Breed, The Associated Press 12/23/2016 08:45 am

A November 2015 bus crash near Little Rock was the result of chronic problems within an American agriculture industry dependent upon a reliable supply of low-wage, foreign-born workers.

Judge Rules Rx Records Can Be Used Against Richard Johns

by Gwen Moritz 12/22/2016 10:39 am

Richard Johns, the suspended Little Rock doctor charged with fraudulently distributing painkillers, knew his prescriptions were being recorded in a state database and can't now keep them from being used as evidence against him, a judge rules.

Heartland Bank, Stung in NY Bankruptcy, Enters Agreement With Federal Reserve

by George Waldon and Gwen Moritz 12/20/2016 11:34 am

Heartland Bank of Little Rock enters a written agreement with the Federal Reserve a day after emerging as a creditor to a hedge fund that federal prosecutors have described as "Ponzi-esque." Heartland and its lead shareholder, Walter Quinn, have suffered from the collapse of the oil and gas industry.

Richard Johns Defense Asks Judge to Dismiss Indictment in Painkiller Case

by Gwen Moritz 12/19/2016 11:01 am

Defense attorneys have asked a judge to dismiss the indictment accusing Little Rock physician Richard Johns of illegally distributing oxycodone, including the overdose that killed a young Cabot man.

From the Political to the Criminal: Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

In a presidential election like no other, Donald Trump proved all the naysayers wrong.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2016.

‘He Wasn't Unkind, but He Was a Crook' - Best Quotes of 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2016.

Notable Arkansas Deaths in 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

The first day of 2016 saw the death of a political giant in Arkansas, Dale Bumpers, and in April, Ray Thornton, a respected politician, jurist and educator, died.

AMR Ready to Turn Arbitration Award Against Main Street Lofts Developers Into Judgment

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

AMR Construction LLC, general contractor on the Main Street Lofts project, is back on track to convert an $896,756 arbitration award to a judgment in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Path Cleared for Class-action Lawsuit Against 'Thunder on the Mountain'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Country music festival concert-goers received a legal victory last week when the Arkansas Court of Appeals found that their potential class-action lawsuit could go forward against an organizer of the canceled Thunder on the Mountain event at Mulberry Mountain near Ozark in 2015.

Update: Bentonville's Big Whiskey Plans Sours Little Rock Operator

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

The news that a Big Whiskey's franchise is opening in Bentonville left the owners of the Big Whiskey's in Little Rock with heartburn.

What a Difference A Year Makes (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/19/2016 12:00 am

I don't think I've ever been so eager for a year to end while simultaneously dreading the new one.

Dickens: Relevant 173 Years Later (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/19/2016 12:00 am

If you have the luxury of Abundance, perhaps you'll take time to remember — “at this festive season of the year”— the many who feel keen Want, even in this great and generous nation.

Sun Paper, McFadden Stories Grab Online Attention in 2016

by Lance Turner 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Stories about major new economic development projects and new jobs are reliable online traffic drivers, but stories about prominent Arkansas figures or how other people's money is spent drove clicks at ArkansasBusiness.com.

Christmas by the Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Holiday figures for the shopping season show slight bumps over last year.

Dusty Middleton Moves to Stone Bank in Harrison (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Dusty Middleton has been hired as senior vice president, senior lending officer and Harrison market manager for Stone Bank of Mountain View.

Regions Center Owners File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

by Mark Friedman 12/16/2016 04:05 pm

Most of the owners of the 30-story Regions Center in downtown Little Rock filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection — about a month before a hearing to decide whether to appoint a receiver for the property.

Alan Hope, Mikel Kullander Indicted in Federal Contract Scheme

by Gwen Moritz 12/14/2016 06:56 am

Two officers of a North Little Rock company were indicted on 31 felony counts related to an alleged scheme to get millions in federal contracts by falsely claiming their company was headed by a disabled veteran.