Legal Archive

Lawmakers Told to Not Look for New Arkansas Execution Method

by Associated Press 10/10/2016 04:17 pm

The Arkansas attorney general's office is warning legislators not to explore alternative execution methods after the state's lethal injection protocol and execution secrecy law were found constitutional by Arkansas' high court.

Our Health Care System Is Stupid (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/10/2016 12:00 am

There are still so many problems with the health care industry in our country that every week seems to bring fresh outrage.

Jeffrey Rand Set for Release from Federal Prison

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

On Wednesday of this week, Jeff Rand will officially be released from the oversight of the federal Bureau of Prisons' Dallas Residential Reentry Management field office.

Chemical Company Sues Delta Farmer Over Unpaid Bills

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

A Woodruff County farmer was hit with a $525,000 default judgment for not repaying a debt for agricultural supplies.

Deadline Extended in Phil Herrington Bankruptcy Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

The trustee for Little Rock developer Philip Herrington withdrew a request last week that his bankruptcy be converted from reorganization to Chapter 7 liquidation.

Sympathy For the Devil (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/10/2016 12:00 am

It's possible to sympathize with the backers of Issue 5 who are waiting to learn whether their work will be thrown off the Nov. 8 ballot because they failed to thread the needle of the state's ever more difficult requirements for getting voter-initiated issues on the ballot

Stephen Engstrom Pulls Out Of 7 Cases Involving John Goodson

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

Less than a month after Little Rock Attorney Stephen Engstrom was cleared of wrongdoing in a controversial class-action case, he asked to withdraw from seven other pending class actions in which his co-counsel included Texarkana attorney John Goodson.

Little Rock's Metrocentre Mall District Begins Dissolution Process

by George Waldon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Property owners in downtown Little Rock's Metrocentre Improvement District No. 1 are finally getting a break from decades of shouldering $12.5 million of debt.

Developer Brandon Woodrome's $2M Fraud Seen From The Inside

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

In 2013, the year he turned 26, Brandon Woodrome's Fort Smith construction company generated $10.2 million in revenue, and Woodrome had a number of projects in the pipeline. But things weren't what they seemed.

Tonya Gierke Adds Malpractice Experience to Friday Eldredge & Clark (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Tonya S. Gierke has joined the health care law practice group at the Little Rock law firm of Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP.

I Don't Want to Scare You, But… (John Hendon Commentary)

by John Hendon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

There is significant circumstantial evidence that union organizing efforts in companies of all sizes are likely to rise at an alarming rate in the next year or two.

Report: Wal-Mart Rejected Settlement with US Over Alleged Bribery

by Reuters 10/7/2016 11:33 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville rebuffed a proposal by U.S. prosecutors to pay at least $600 million to settle a corruption probe into the company's practices in markets including Mexico, India and China, Bloomberg reported.

State Attorney General Gives UALR $1M for Legal Clinic

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/7/2016 10:25 am

The Arkansas Attorney General's Office has given a $1 million grant to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law to create a Business Innovation Clinic, UALR announced Friday.

Asa Hutchinson Appoints 3 Judges, 1 Prosecutor

by Associated Press 10/6/2016 12:48 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed replacements for two judges who have been elected to state Supreme Court and another for a judge who's joining the state Court of Appeals.

Sentences Reduced for Two Walnut Ridge Embezzlers

by Gwen Moritz 10/6/2016 10:28 am

The prison sentences ordered for two Walnut Ridge bank embezzlers were reduced by six months on Wednesday thanks to the sharp eye of their co-defendant's lawyer.

Tyson Foods to Pay $1.6M to Settle Hiring Charges

by Associated Press 10/4/2016 03:01 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. has agreed to pay $1.6 million to settle federal allegations of hiring discrimination at six plants in Arkansas, New Mexico and Texas.

Cybersecurity Leader: Goal Is For Networks to Protect Themselves

by Sarah Campbell 10/4/2016 11:01 am

Programmers must teach computers and networks to protect themselves because they're fast but not smart, U.S. cybersecurity leader Phyllis Schneck says.

Report: Arkansas Casino Measure Should Not Be On Ballot

by Associated Press 10/3/2016 04:04 pm

A "special master" appointed by the state Supreme Court to review a proposal to legalize casinos in three counties says Secretary of State Mack Martin was wrong when he certified it for the Nov. 8 ballot.

Arkansas Medical Pot Foes Learn Lessons From 2012 (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/3/2016 06:57 am

A split among advocates of medical cannabis, a governor who's taking a more prominent role and a lineup of the state's most powerful lobbying groups are helping opponents as they ramp up their campaign against both measures.

Fleming Structural Settles Suit Over Main Street Lofts

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

An 11th-hour settlement ended a long-running money dispute related to the troubled Main Street Lofts project in downtown Little Rock.