Legal Archive

August 2017 Trial Set in Darren McFadden Lawsuit

by Associated Press 8/5/2016 01:59 pm

A federal judge in Little Rock has scheduled an August 2017 jury trial in Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden's lawsuit against his longtime business manager.

Arkansas Doctor's License is Restored Amid Rape Allegations

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 8/5/2016 08:00 am

An Arkansas doctor facing rape and sexual assault charges had his medical license reinstated Thursday. The Arkansas State Medical Board voted to allow Robert Rook of Conway to see patients as long as he is accompanied by a chaperone and he submits a log of all patient exams to the board.

Update: Report Says Former ASU Chancellor Might Have Violated Law

by Lance Turner 8/4/2016 11:44 am

The second part of an audit examining former Arkansas State University Chancellor Tim Hudson includes notice of possible violations of state law concerning his efforts to get financial assistance for a family member.

Update: Judge Reprimands John Goodson, Others in Class-Action Case

by Mark Friedman 8/3/2016 09:54 am

Chief U.S. District Court Judge P.K. Holmes III on Wednesday reprimanded five attorneys, including the husband of a state Supreme Court justice, after finding bad faith and abuse of the court system in their manipulation of a controversial class-action case.

Judge Wendell Griffen Criticizes Law Enforcement at Public Forum

by Associated Press 8/2/2016 06:51 am

An outspoken Arkansas circuit court judge told a forum gathered Monday to discuss policing and the black community that there is systematic injustice in law enforcement.

Leslie Rutledge Rejects Marijuana Proposal for 2018

by Associated Press 8/2/2016 06:50 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment for the 2018 ballot that would legalize marijuana in the state.

ATRS to Get Part of $300M Class-Action Settlement

by Mark Friedman 8/1/2016 10:47 am

Arkansas Teacher Retirement System will receive a percentage of a $300 million class-action settlement it reached last week with its custodial bank in connection with overcharging fees.

Golden Property Allcorp Inc. Goes Bankrupt

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Allcorp Inc. of Little Rock, which owns the $16.9 million-asset Community State Bank of Bradley (Lafayette County), filed for Chapter 11 reorganization late Wednesday.

Fort Smith Family Accused of Food Stamp Fraud Focus of Additional Investigations

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

The U.S. government recently filed a civil lawsuit in U.S. District Court in the Western District to keep the money it took from Raja Zaman and his son, Haroon “Harry” Zaman, who owns several Fort Smith convenience stores.

ARORA: Discord Over Promotions Leads to Lawsuits

by Mark Friedman 8/1/2016 12:00 am

Personnel moves made in 2014 which resulted in the ARORA executive director being fired less than two months after taking on the job wasn't the end of the nonprofit's problems.

Play Your Own Game (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/1/2016 12:00 am

You need to play your own game. Don't let the decisions others are making be more than data points in the mix when making your own decisions, because they aren't working with the exact same factors.

Lawyer Drops Appeal of Ethics Decision on Arkansas Treasurer

by Associated Press 7/27/2016 05:05 pm

A Little Rock attorney is dropping his challenge of the Arkansas Ethics Commission's decision on a complaint he filed against Arkansas Treasurer Dennis Milligan.

Judge Stops Aug. 9 Election for New Blytheville Courthouse

by Associated Press 7/27/2016 03:14 pm

A judge has issued an injunction that stops next month's special election in Mississippi County in which voters would have been asked to approve funding for a new, $22.5 million courthouse in Blytheville.

Legislator: Pfizer Can't Complain About Execution Drug

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 7/27/2016 06:42 am

The legislator who drafted a law that keeps most of Arkansas' lethal injection policy a secret said Tuesday that pharmaceutical companies have no standing to complain that prison officials will use their drugs in executions.

Creditors Force Sale of Walter Quinn's Aspen Condo

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2016 12:00 am

A new spiral is taking shape in the Lex Golden-Allied Bank-Walter Quinn nexus.

Gaillardia Club Woes Spawned Phil Herrington Bankruptcy

by Mark Friedman 7/25/2016 12:00 am

Herrington's $13.45 million Chapter 11 reorganization, filed on March 18, represents one of the largest debt totals in a personal bankruptcy filing in recent years in Arkansas. He listed $5.1 million in assets.

Chambers Bank Lands $2 Million Golden Judgment

by George Waldon 7/25/2016 12:00 am

The latest ruling is one in a string of lawsuits spawned by the bankruptcy of Acme, the parent company of Allied Bank of Mulberry. Under the Golden family's ownership and management, the bank has lost more than $14 million since 2010.

Foreclosure Hearing Delayed Amid Possible Main Street Lofts Sale

by George Waldon 7/22/2016 10:53 am

A court hearing that would have kept the foreclosure train moving on the Main Street Lofts project was postponed Friday morning.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 09:12 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the following appointments to state boards and commissions.

Lex Golden Sues Chambers Bank Over Failed Bank Buys

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/18/2016 12:00 am

Lex Golden and his wife, Ellen, sued Chambers Bank of Danville in Crawford County Circuit Court alleging the lender essentially was responsible for causing all their money troubles.