Legal Archive

Jillian Hicks Takes On Multiple Roles at Noble Strategies (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

Jillian Hicks has joined Noble Strategies of Little Rock as a health policy adviser, legislative analyst and legal counsel.

Court Asks for Response by Dec. 10 in Arkansas Abortion Case

by Associated Press 11/12/2015 04:04 pm

The nation's highest court has asked opponents of Arkansas' voided 12-week abortion ban to respond by next month to Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's request to have the law upheld as constitutional.

Baxter County Loses Lawsuit Challenging Nativity Display

by Associated Press 11/12/2015 12:52 pm

A federal judge has ruled that Baxter County in north Arkansas violated the Constitution by displaying a Nativity scene on the courthouse lawn in 2014.

Tech Park Board Gives Birch Raise, Braces for Eminent Domain

by Mark Carter 11/12/2015 10:05 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board on Wednesday voted to give its director a 5 percent raise and braced for a possible eminent domain lawsuit.

Corbin: Arkansas Court Voted to Strike Marriage Ban

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/11/2015 06:46 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court voted to find the state's gay marriage ban was unconstitutional but never issued its ruling months before same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide, a former state justice said in a recently published interview.

US Supreme Court Justices Skeptical of Tyson Foods in Class-Action Case

by Associated Press 11/10/2015 10:44 am

The Supreme Court appears likely to sustain a multimillion dollar judgment against Tyson Foods Inc. in a pay dispute with more than 3,000 workers at a pork-processing plant in Iowa.

Little Rock Attorney Files for State Supreme Court Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/10/2015 06:40 am

A Little Rock attorney launched a bid against a north Arkansas judge for the state Supreme Court on Monday, making his candidacy official minutes before the filing deadline for next year's election.

Odd Lawsuits Plague Craighead County Sheriffs

by Associated Press 11/9/2015 06:47 am

Craighead County Sheriffs have grown accustomed to an influx of lawsuits from former and current inmates. Almost all the lawsuits are quickly dismissed, but that doesn't mean they don't demand an excessive amount of time, resources, manpower and taxpayers' money.

Investment Group Headed by Johnelle Hunt Alleges Fraud in One Bank Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Extraordinary items have provided the $329 million-asset One Bank & Trust with three quarterly respites from losses during the past 18 months. But more courtrooms await the bank since being sued by BHL Financing

MedSource's David DePoyster Sues Brookhaven Medical for Breach of Contract

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

David DePoyster, the North Little Rock investor and developer of medical companies and medical technologies, didn't brush off his recent termination from a $220,000 a year job at an Atlanta firm.

Rogers Dentist No Longer Gnashing Teeth Over Bankruptcy Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

A Rogers dentist's plan to sell his practice backfired earlier this year, resulting in a trip to bankruptcy court.

John Hancock Insurance Loan to Scooter Stuart Gains New Life in Lawsuit

by George Waldon 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Layton "Scooter" Stuart received a $20 million life insurance policy with his family trusts as the beneficiaries. His alleged abuse of the trusts and his borrowing privileges on the policy are the basis of a federal lawsuit headed for trial in February.

Amy Dunn Johnson on How Pro Bono Work Helps More Than Just Arkansas' Poor

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Amy Dunn Johnson and Vince Morris, director of the Arkansas Legal Services Partnerships and the Arkansas Pro Bono Partnership, in October received the 2015 Marie Award recognizing outstanding Arkansans who have advanced the public interest by word, action and example through interfaith engagement and civic service.

Sarah Jewell Joins Hare Wynn Newell & Newton in Fayetteville (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/9/2015 12:00 am

Sarah Jewell has joined Hare Wynn Newell & Newton's Fayetteville office as an injury and consumer fraud lawyer.

Judge Denies Stay of Fayetteville Anti LGBT Protections

by Associated Press 11/6/2015 12:29 pm

A Washington County circuit judge has rejected a request to delay a Fayetteville city ordinance that bans discrimination sexual orientation and gender identity.

Judge Launches Bid for Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/6/2015 11:11 am

A north Arkansas judge has launched a bid to lead the state Supreme Court, vowing to ban personal gifts and set clearer rules on when biased judges should recuse themselves from cases.

Arkansas Bar Endorses Stephens Insurance

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/5/2015 02:29 pm

The Arkansas Bar Association announced this week that Stephens Insurance of Little Rock is the association's exclusive endorsed provider of various insurance lines.

Class Action Lawsuit Sought Against Conway Over Pay Increase

by Associated Press 11/5/2015 10:44 am

Attorneys for a Conway police officer and firefighter are seeking a class action lawsuit against the city of Conway that claims funds were not appropriately allocated to employees of the police and fire departments.

Jury Awards Lion Oil $72M in Insurance Claim Fight

by Mark Friedman 11/5/2015 10:42 am

A jury in El Dorado awards $72 million to Lion Oil Co., which accused its insurance carriers of not paying the multimillion dollar claim tied to a months-long interruption of work at its El Dorado refinery.

Poll: Arkansas Politics Steady, Support of Medical Marijuana Up

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/4/2015 11:04 am

The political views of Arkansans haven't changed, but their view of medical marijuana has, according to the 17th annual Arkansas Poll from the University of Arkansas released Wednesday.