Legal Archive

Former Attorney Gene Cauley Coming Home to Hot Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 12:00 am

It looks like the disgraced former Little Rock attorney Steven “Gene” Cauley is making plans to return to Arkansas as his 86-month federal prison is winding down.

Magellan Submits More Eminent Domain Petitions for Pipeline

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The company, a subsidiary of Magellan Midstream Partners LP of Tulsa, has filed at least five petitions in Sebastian County and two more petitions in Pulaski County in the last three weeks, according to court records.

Beall Barclay Adds Two to Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 12:00 am

Josh Masters has been admitted as a member of Beall Barclay & Co. PLC, and Travis Teague has been admitted as a member of Beall Barclay Wealth Management LLC, both in Fort Smith.

Allens' Successor Sager Creek Also Faced Financial Trouble

by Mark Friedman 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The company that bought Allens Inc. of Siloam Springs out of bankruptcy was just a week away from filing its own Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February, according to the trustee for Allens. Sager Creek Vegetable Co. “had significant cash-flow problems,” Allens' Chapter 7 Trustee R. Ray Fulmer II of Fort Smith told Arkansas Business.

Larry Crain To See Trial in Suit As One Ends

by Sean Beherec 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The civil dispute over a Little Rock radio station has come to an abrupt end with businessman Larry Crain buying out his disgruntled partner's interest.

Judge OKs $10M Settlement in Target Data Breach

by Associated Press 3/19/2015 11:18 am

A Minnesota judge has approved a settlement in which Target Corp. will pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over a massive data breach in 2013.

Arkansas Supreme Court Upholds State's Lethal Injection Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/19/2015 10:32 am

Arkansas' highest court on Thursday upheld the state's lethal injection law as constitutional, removing a major roadblock to resuming executions that have been effectively on hold in the state for nearly a decade.

Civil Jury Awards $122.5M to West Memphis Doctor Maimed by Car Bomb

by Gwen Moritz 3/19/2015 09:48 am

A Crittenden County jury on Tuesday ordered Randeep Mann to pay $17.5 million in compensatory damages and $105 million in punitive damages for the 2009 car bombing that gravely injured Dr. Trent Pierce, then chairman of the Arkansas State Medical Board.

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Redman & Associates' Lawsuit Against Sales Chief

by Marty Cook 3/19/2015 09:45 am

A federal judge denied a Chinese toy manufacturer's partial motion to dismiss four counts in a $40 million lawsuit filed against it by a Rogers company.

Monsanto to Pay $350K to Settle More Wheat-Related Lawsuits

by Associated Press 3/19/2015 06:53 am

Monsanto said Wednesday it will pay about $350,000 to settle class action lawsuits brought by farmers in seven states over genetically modified wheat.

Arkansas House Supports Frank Broyles Publicity Bill

by Associated Press 3/19/2015 06:46 am

The Arkansas House has endorsed the creation of a publicity rights law backed by the family of Razorbacks legend Frank Broyles.

CJRW@SXSWi: Big Data & Privacy: Are You Protected?

by Elizabeth Michael 3/18/2015 03:37 pm

Elizabeth Michael, CJRW's social media manager, takes a look at data and privacy issues discussed at this year's South-by-Southwest Interactive festival in Austin.

Arkansas House Panel Seeks to Outlaw Lying to Legislators

by Associated Press 3/18/2015 03:03 pm

The House Rules Committee voted Wednesday to send the bill to the full House. It would make it a class A misdemeanor to lie while testifying before a legislative committee.

Arkansas Panel OKs Raises for State's Elected Officials

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/16/2015 09:47 am

An independent panel has approved more than doubling Arkansas legislators' salaries and granting substantial pay hikes to the state's other elected officials.

Task Force Becomes Default Option for Session (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/16/2015 07:04 am

Arkansas needs a task force to study the state's obsession with task forces. That may be the only one that hasn't been created yet during the 2015 legislative session.

Sibling Rivalry Contributed to Escalated Bidding in Dunklin Properties

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Sources say $85 million was the winning bid in the court-ordered auction of farming and hunting property spread across 15,881 acres in Arkansas and Jefferson counties.

NLR Contractor Loses $1.6M Lawsuit to Philadelphia Insurance

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:00 am

A Philadelphia insurance company was the beneficiary of a $1.6 million default judgment last week against TEAM General Contractors LLC.

Southwestern Energy Subsidiary Asks for Hold on Royalties Lawsuits

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:00 am

An attorney for Southwestern Energy Co. subsidiary Seeco Inc. is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to put a hold on a class-action lawsuit in Conway County pending an appeal.

CareLink Elects Board Directors (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:00 am

John Davis, president of First Security Bank in North Little Rock, has been elected to the CareLink board of directors, and Stacy Duckett of Southwest Power Pool has been named chair of the 2015 board.

Bayer Healthcare Whistleblower Still Fighting To Regain Job

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

A Little Rock man who sued a pharmaceutical company for firing him in 2010 after reporting a health care fraud continues to fight to get his old job back.