Legal Archive

Supreme Court Extends Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide

by Associated Press 6/26/2015 09:41 am

The Supreme Court declared Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Gay and lesbian couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court's 5-4 ruling means the remaining 14 states, in the South and Midwest, will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.

Hutchinson Urges Caution on State Exchange After Ruling

by Associated Press 6/25/2015 01:32 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is urging caution on the state's move toward setting up its own insurance exchange after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the nationwide subsidies offered under the federal health overhaul.

State Police Investigating Faulkner County Financial Filings

by Associated Press 6/25/2015 01:30 pm

Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland sought a review by state police, citing irregularities with filings of financial interest statements by county elected officials. The documents provide limited information on sources of income and holdings in the previous year for officials and their spouses.

Supreme Court Upholds Nationwide Health Care Law Subsidies

by Associated Press 6/25/2015 09:22 am

The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 health care law.

Kendra Clay Appointed General Counsel for the Arkansas Department of Education

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2015 04:48 pm

Kendra Clay will replace Jeremy Lasiter as the new general counsel for the Arkansas Department of Education beginning July 1.

Tom Cotton Says He Will Return Earl Holt Contribution

by Associated Press 6/22/2015 10:53 am

The leader of a white supremacist group cited by Charleston church murder suspect Dylann Roof made $65,000 in donations to Republicans, including several to Republican presidential candidates as well as U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, The Guardian newspaper reported Sunday night.

Matt Morais Named Associate General Counsel at Southwest Power Pool

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 09:38 am

Morais will be responsible for legal and regulatory policy issues involving Federal Energy Regulatory Commission matters related to markets and operations, according to a news release.

King-Burwell Ruling Could Prompt New Debate in Arkansas (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/22/2015 07:16 am

Months after Arkansas lawmakers avoided another protracted fight over the future of the state's compromise Medicaid expansion, the nation's highest court could throw the Legislature back into an all-too-familiar debate over a key part of the federal health care law.

Couples, Officials, Foes Readying for US Gay Marriage Ruling

by Associated Press 6/22/2015 07:12 am

With a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage expected any day now, gay couples in states with bans are making wedding plans, courthouse officials are getting ready for different scenarios and steadfast foes are working on their strategies to keep up the opposition.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2015

by Gwen Moritz 6/22/2015 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 22nd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

Game Isn't Over in Video Game Trademark Suit

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Innovis Labs Inc. of North Little Rock accused Blizzard Entertainment Inc. of Irvine, California, of trademark infringement for the use of “Overwatch,” according to Innovis' lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Little Rock.

No Timetable for Plea Deal in Dennis Smiley Jr. Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Whispers admitted it was going out on a limb by predicting in April that a plea deal for Arvest Bank's former Benton County market president Dennis Smiley Jr. was likely within a couple of weeks.

Fayetteville Express Pipeline Says Tax Assessment Too High

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Fayetteville Express Pipeline LLC has filed a challenge to the Arkansas Public Service Commission's 2014 tax assessment of its pipeline.

The Value of Humility (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Interviewing our 40 Under 40 honorees remains for the Arkansas Business staff an interesting and often uplifting assignment despite years of experience. Reading the stories of so many productive people is a cure for cynicism.

Analysts: Repeal of Health Law Would Boost Economy But Add to Deficit

by Associated Press 6/19/2015 11:26 am

Repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit even as it boosts the economy, according to a nonpartisan government study released Friday.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Steady at 5.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/19/2015 09:30 am

The state's unemployment rate was steady at 5.7 percent in May, according to data released Friday by the Arkansas Department for Workforce Services.

Group Drops Bid to Repeal Anti-Discrimination Limits in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/19/2015 07:44 am

A group dropped its campaign on Thursday to repeal an Arkansas law aimed at prohibiting cities and counties from extending anti-discrimination protections to gays and lesbians.

Arkansas Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Status in VA Pay Lawsuit

by Associated Press 6/18/2015 10:29 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld a judge's decision to grant class-action status in a lawsuit that claims the state Department of Veterans Affairs failed to pay some nurses overtime at facilities in Little Rock and Fayetteville.

Arkansas Supreme Court Rules for Juvenile Resentencing

by Associated Press 6/18/2015 09:56 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for an inmate serving mandatory life in prison without parole for crimes he committed as a juvenile.

Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 09:07 am

The bureau measured the nation's 339 largest "jobs" counties, and Benton County's 9.9 percent wage growth from December 2013 to December 2014 was the highest in the U.S.

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