Legal Archive

Lawsuit Sheds Light on Leaky Properties in Hot Springs

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2014 12:00 am

RichRich Properties LLC of Maumelle bought two commercial properties in Hot Springs in February only to discover that they were money pits.

Arkansas Attorney General Sues Ex-Board Director

by Associated Press 9/5/2014 08:02 am

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is suing the former executive director of the Arkansas Fire Protection Licensing Board, alleging she used a state charge card to make unauthorized purchases.

Arkansas Supreme Court Agrees to Raise Bar Exam Fee

by Lance Turner 9/4/2014 11:25 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court today granted a requested by the Board of Law Examiners to raise the fee law students must pay to take the Arkansas Bar Examination.

Arkansas Court Denies Recusal Bid in Marriage Case

by Associated Press 9/4/2014 10:28 am

Arkansas' highest court has denied a request by same-sex couples challenging the state's gay marriage ban that any justices planning to seek re-election recuse themselves from the case.

Jonesboro to Use Grant for Police Body Cameras

by Associated Press 9/3/2014 08:52 am

The Jonesboro City Council has approved buying tasers and body cameras for some of its police officers.

Queen Wilhelmina Lodge to Reopen in Spring

by Associated Press 9/2/2014 11:35 am

An Arkansas state park lodge is scheduled to reopen after $6.7 million in renovations are completed.

Lawsuit Hits Nerve for Former Friends Fighting Over Medical Fees Earned

by Mark Friedman 9/1/2014 12:00 am

A legal case between Dr. Eren Erdem and Dr. Scott Schlesinger serves as a cautionary tale about the importance of having a contract in place and how quickly a friendship can sour when money is involved.

Scooter Stuart's Tainted Assets Draw More Fire

by George Waldon 9/1/2014 12:00 am

This year's number of new lawsuits surrounding the controversial business affairs of the late Layton “Scooter” Stuart indicates the rancor is only growing.

Don't Miss Another Chance (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/1/2014 12:00 am

Through no fault of their own, a growing number of farmers — at least a dozen at last count — are spending time in lawyers' offices rather than in the field, crafting civil suits to claim whatever assets may ultimately be left when the dust settles on Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley.

Foreign Patent Trolls Threaten Arkansas Economy (Warwick Sabin Commentary)

by Warwick Sabin 9/1/2014 12:00 am

“Patent trolling,” the practice of obtaining large buckets of intellectual property rights with the intention of using them to extract damages and settlement revenue rather than to protect innovation or produce anything, is not a new idea.

David Henry Home Set for Thursday Auction at Pulaski County Courthouse

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/1/2014 12:00 am

In addition to a five-year prison sentence for mail fraud and tax evasion, attorney David Henry Sr. forfeited his Little Rock home as part of a restitution plan to pay back $1.02 million.

One Bank Makes Claim on Branch Property Titled to Scooter Stuart Partnership

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/1/2014 12:00 am

A lawsuit challenges who owns the OneBanc branch at 14711 Cantrell Road in west Little Rock. Real estate records indicate a general partnership called Bank Partners. One Bank & Trust claims it is the rightful owner.

Report: FBI Investigating Turner Grain

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2014 01:21 pm

The Central Delta Argus-Sun newspaper in Brinkley is reporting that the FBI is investigating Turner Grain Merchandising Inc., the grain buyer that two groups of farmers have sued over defaults on payments.

Lonoke County Farmers Sue Turner Grain

by Lance Turner 8/28/2014 04:34 pm

Four farm companies in Lonoke County filed a sharply worded lawsuit Friday against Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley and its related companies that alleges fraud, theft by deception and breach of contract.

In Lee County, Judge Hears Details of Turner Grain, Related Companies

by Lee Hogan 8/28/2014 04:30 pm

A Lee County Circuit judge excuses a Dumas company from a blanket order issued last week in an attempt to preserve assets claimed by farmers who did business with Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley.

King Coal Investigation Heating Up; FBI Executes New Search Warrant

by Gwen Moritz 8/27/2014 03:40 pm

The federal criminal investigation of King Coal LLC is apparently heating up again: A search-and-seizure warrant was executed Wednesday at the company's offices in Little Rock's Riverdale area, the FBI confirmed.

Tyson Foods, Hillshire Settle With Justice Department Over $8.5B Merger

by Lance Turner 8/27/2014 01:56 pm

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale and Hillshire Brands Co. of Chicago say they have reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division that, if approved, would allow the companies' $8.5 billion merger to proceed.

Armed and Dangerous in Ferguson (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 8/27/2014 01:19 pm

The tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri have raised important questions about the role of a militarized local police in our communities. The resources on display in that small Missouri town exist in many communities across the country, and shedding light on them is both necessary and justified.

Video: Turner Grain Paid Farmer for Wheat But Not Corn

by Lance Turner 8/27/2014 10:09 am

Arkansas Business news partner THV 11 News takes a look at the still-unfolding Turner Grain Merchandising situation, talking to one farmer who says he's owed money by Turner for corn the company purchased.

Butch Calhoun Requests Assistance for Turner Grain Farmers

by Lee Hogan 8/26/2014 11:58 am

Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Butch Calhoun has requested assistance from his national counterpart, Tom Vilsack, for Arkansas farmers and others in nearby states affected by the unraveling of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley.