Legal Archive

Judge Rejects Bid to Delay Tracy Morgan's Lawsuit Against Wal-Mart

by Associated Press 12/13/2014 11:02 am

Tracy Morgan has won the latest round in his effort to sue Wal-Mart and others over a fatal crash in New Jersey.

Leslie Rutledge Names Chief of Staff, Legislative Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2014 11:14 am

Attorney General-elect Leslie Rutledge names Carl Vogelpohl of Little Rock as chief of staff and Cory Cox of Maumelle as legislative director.

UALR Bowen School of Law Ranks Second in Student Yield

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2014 03:33 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law ranks second in the nation in student yield, a term used to describe the percentage of accepted students that choose to enroll in a given school.

Mike Beebe Says He's Still Opposed to Gay Marriage

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/10/2014 03:24 pm

Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said Wednesday he remains opposed to same-sex marriage despite recent rulings against his state's ban, but said he has eased his opposition to civil unions.

NLR Chamber, ABPG Launch Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Lee Hogan 12/10/2014 01:38 pm

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, launched the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Blake Rutherford Named Chief of Staff for Pennsylvania Attorney General

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2014 01:19 pm

Blake Rutherford, a former chief of staff for Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, has been hired as chief of staff for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, Kane's office announced Tuesday.

Randy Zook Expects Court Challenges Over Amendment 3

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/8/2014 06:31 pm

The head of the state's largest business lobbying group says he expects court challenges aimed at clarifying questions surrounding a new constitutional amendment that imposes new ethics restrictions on lawmakers and loosens term limits.

Arkansas AG: Woman Pleads Guilty to Medicaid Fraud

by Associated Press 12/8/2014 12:31 pm

Arkansas' attorney general says a Crittenden County woman has pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud.

Susan Grobmyer Steps Up at Centennial in Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Susan Grobmyer has joined Centennial Bank in Fort Smith as senior business development officer. She has more than 30 years of banking and business development experience.

The Bowen I Knew (Chuck Jones Feedback)

by Chuck Jones 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Gwen Moritz's use of the word “privilege” (Editor's Note, Nov. 17) in referencing personal encounters with Bill Bowen was certainly appropriate.

Traditions That Just Need to End (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Smart retailers, the kind that survive, will adjust to consumer habits. They will recognize which things people buy online and which things they still want to buy in a store. But, as the NRF pointed out again last week, brick-and-mortar “Main Street” retailers deserve a level playing field.

Demand Rises For Body Cameras, Rarely Used by Police in Arkansas

by Sean Beherec 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Following the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August, and questions about what actually happened during his encounter with Officer Darren Wilson, there has been a resurgence in calls for all police to wear body cameras.

Ralph Bradbury Vows to Fight IRS Bill

by Mark Friedman 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Ralph Bradbury, the former president of the defunct Continental Express Inc. of Little Rock, said he will continue to fight an $823,166 judgment he recently received for the trucking company's unpaid payroll taxes.

Fort Smith Administrator Calls Sewer Pact ‘Fair Deal'

by Marty Cook 12/8/2014 12:00 am

The consent decree, which the city's board of directors will vote on Dec. 16, requires Fort Smith to pay $300,000 in fines for past violations of the Clean Water Act and spend more than $200 million to upgrade and replace the city's sewer system in the next 12 years.

Centennial Settles with Blackwood over Greystone Development

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Centennial Bank of Conway has backed off of a foreclosure action against Blackwood Properties LLC, led by realty exec Steven Blackwood.

Homebuilders Association Questions Accounting of Former EVP Julie Mills

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 12:00 am

The Arkansas Homebuilders Association has asked a Pulaski County Circuit judge to order a former executive to account for certain financial transactions she was responsible for during her tenure.

Citizens Bank Nabs Hot Springs Southern Bancorp Staffers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 12:00 am

There's been another mass migration from one bank to another, and this one is messier than usual. The Citizens Bank of Batesville has hired 10 lenders and support staff away from Southern Bancorp Bank in Hot Springs.

VCC Goes Big in Vegas with $344M Downtown Summerlin Project

by George Waldon 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Completing a half-built, 1.5 million-SF retail-office center in less than 18 months presented a desert challenge for VCC LLC. The sprawling Downtown Summerlin project in the western suburbs of Las Vegas also represented unfinished business for the Little Rock general contracting firm.

Steve Standridge Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2014 03:47 pm

Steven Alan Standridge of Mount Ida, who pleaded guilty in July to two felonies, was sentenced Friday to 60 months in prison, three years of supervised release and $2.7 million in restitution.

Mike Beebe Formally Announces Intent to Pardon Son

by Associated Press 12/5/2014 02:31 pm

Outgoing Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has taken the first step toward previously announced plans to pardon his son over a 2003 marijuana conviction.