Legal Archive

After Ray Dillon's $3M Exit, Deltic Timber Seeks a CEO

by Kyle Massey 11/14/2016 12:00 am

In the month since Ray C. Dillon retired as CEO of Deltic Timber Corp. — a departure seen as surprising and sudden — he and officers of the El Dorado company have had little to say about the transition.

IRS Seeks $1.5 Million Judgment Against Bentonville Man

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

The IRS says Andrew Busch, a former attorney who practiced in Kansas and now lives in Bentonville, owes the federal government more than $1.5 million.

Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull Adds Sarah DeLoach (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Sarah E. DeLoach has joined the Little Rock office of Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull PLLC as an associate, where she will focus her practice on litigation.

In the Weeds: Long Road to Medical Pot's Start in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/11/2016 10:52 am

Voters have made Arkansas the first Bible Belt state to legalize medical marijuana, but it will be several months or longer before patients suffering from a host of ailments will be able to buy the drug.

Justice Rhonda Wood Won't Recuse From Nursing Home Case

by Associated Press 11/10/2016 12:11 pm

An Arkansas Supreme Court justice says she won't recuse from hearing an appeal related to a wrongful-death lawsuit against a nursing home owner who donated thousands of dollars to her campaign two years ago.

Medical Marijuana: A Fact of Life for Arkansas Employers (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 11/10/2016 09:57 am

Arkansas is the latest of many states to allow medical marijuana. What does the new law do, and how will it play out in the Arkansas workplace?

Wal-Mart Sued Over Sale of Fake 'Egyptian Cotton' Linen

by Jonathan Stempel, Reuters 11/9/2016 10:33 am

Wal-Mart was sued on Tuesday on behalf of consumers who said the world's largest retailer sold products falsely labeled "100 % Egyptian Cotton" from an Indian textile company for many years after it first became suspicious of their origin.

Former ASU Chancellor Repays Reimbursement for Mexico Lodging

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 01:44 pm

Former Arkansas State Chancellor Tim Hudson repaid the $1,671.92 he was reimbursed for lodging in Mexico after an internal audit revealed that the expense had already been covered.

Last Little Rock Allied Bank Branch Set To Close

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Former Allied Bank customers have been notified that the bank branch at 5701 Kavanaugh Blvd. in Little Rock will be closing in late January.

Webb Hubbell Gets 10-Year Extension on Payment Plan

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Webb Hubbell, the former associate U.S. attorney general, chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, pleaded guilty in the 1990s to two felonies related to overbilling clients while a partner at the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock.

State Says LM Wind Power Owes Taxes

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 12:00 am

LM Wind Power Blades Inc. was slapped with a hefty lien by the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, which collects unemployment taxes.

Arkansas Sidesteps Some Obamacare Problems with Unique Mix

by Mark Friedman 11/7/2016 12:00 am

The Affordable Care Act has been a mixture of good and bad news for Arkansas, but the state's unique approach to expanding Medicaid has resulted in a different experience from that making national headlines.

Lazenbys Face Loss Of Homes, Business

by George Waldon 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Centennial Bank of Conway is restarting its $2.6 million foreclosure action against Little Rock real estate investor Ron Lazenby.

Presumed Innocence II (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/7/2016 12:00 am

When the U.S. Attorney's Office in Little Rock is involved, the presumption of a defendant's innocence must be more than theoretic, and confidence that the power of the government is being used fairly and wisely must be tempered.”

'Nuclear' Judgments Cited As Trucking Insurance Rises

by Marty Cook 11/7/2016 12:00 am

The American Transportation Research Institute reports that insurance premium costs rose from 7.1 cents per mile in 2014 to 9.2 cents in 2015.

Websites Put Banks at Risk Of Lawsuits

by Mark Friedman 11/7/2016 12:00 am

A Pittsburgh law firm accusing banks of not being compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act has caused warning bells to go off for Arkansas bankers.

CDS Crime Cams Give Agencies Extra Eyes

by Sarah Campbell 11/7/2016 12:00 am

Cellular Data Solutions of Bryant announced last week that its new Crime Cam can send real-time video of a robbery at a business to the police.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/3/2016 09:32 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments.

Michael Heald, Bradley Paul Acquitted in Bank Fraud Case

by Gwen Moritz 10/31/2016 05:31 pm

Two former One Bank & Trust executives were found not guilty Monday after a three-week jury trial in federal court in Little Rock.

Church Friendship Collapses Along With Building Plans

by Mark Friedman 10/31/2016 12:00 am

Was an ex-con seeking to improve his life taken advantage of by a couple from his church, or were the couple just more victims of a man with a history, before and after prison, of taking money for construction work that was never completed?