Legal Archive

'In His Pocket' (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/28/2017 12:00 am

In a sworn affidavit in support of a search warrant, the FBI offered probable cause that state Sen. Jake Files had committed both wire fraud and money laundering. And a big part of that evidence was an interview with the subcontractor/employee, Dianna Gonzalez.

ASU Convention Center Doubts Grow

by Mark Friedman 8/28/2017 12:00 am

A Jonesboro convention center developer now says he needs financial support from the Jonesboro A&P Commission to continue with his plans for a project on the Arkansas State University campus.

Simmons Foods Hurt by Slight Miscalculation

by Mark Friedman 8/28/2017 12:00 am

A “fateful miscalculation” resulted in Simmons Foods Inc.'s missing out on more than $1 million for attorneys' fees and damages in a lawsuit against its insurance carriers, according to a ruling by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

James at the Mill Sells for $4.2 Million (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Chef Miles James and his wife, Courtney, sold the 10,000-SF restaurant and the 46-room inn that he opened 23 years ago to Johnson Mills Ventures LLC, led by Jesse Burkes and John Stewart.

Bar Association Honors Attorney Bill Waddell for Pro Bono Work (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Bill Waddell was recognized earlier this month as one of five recipients of the American Bar Association's Pro Bono Publico Award for 2017.

Brockett Joins Law Team; Ball Jumps to Crossland (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/28/2017 12:00 am

Christopher D. Brockett has been made a member of Robertson Beasley Shipley & Robinson PLLC in Fort Smith. Willa Ball has joined the Rogers office of Crossland Construction as vice president of corporate communications and planning.

Arkansas Appeals Judge's Order Blocking New Abortion Laws

by Associated Press 8/25/2017 11:16 am

Arkansas is appealing a federal judge's order blocking the state from enforcing four new abortion restrictions, including a ban on a common second-trimester procedure.

Tyson Foods: SEC Ends Price-Fixing Look, Won't Discipline Company

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/25/2017 09:34 am

Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale says the Securities and Exchange Commission has concluded its investigation into price-fixing allegations and doesn't intend to recommend an enforcement action.

Harrison Hospital Loses Battle with Assessor over Clinic Tax

by Associated Press 8/23/2017 02:50 pm

A judge says property taxes are due from a clinic run by the operator of the North Arkansas Regional Medical Center.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 10:44 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces appointments to state boards and commissions.

Regions Center Owners Say Management Stayed Mum on Purchase Offer

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/21/2017 12:00 am

The owners of the 30-story Regions Center are blaming their management company for missing out on a $46.5 million offer from a Nebraska company to buy the tower.

The Influencers: Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.

by Kyle Massey 8/21/2017 12:00 am

Tom Cotton inspires strong passions as Arkansas' junior senator, a dogged believer who rose from the family farm in Dardanelle to success at Harvard and Harvard Law, a Bronze Star in Afghanistan and national recognition as a young conservative firebrand.

Arkansas Business Seeks Info on Minority-, Woman-Owned Businesses

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/15/2017 11:35 am

Arkansas Business is seeking minority-owned or woman-owned businesses in Arkansas for new lists to be published Sept. 4.

Recess for Playtime Property Could End with Call Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Playtime was cut from the list of the things to do in Little Rock back in June when the Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration shut down the business at 600 Colonel Glenn Plaza Loop.

Court Blows Out Hanna's Candle Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Last week, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ended Hanna's Candle Co.'s nearly seven-year legal battle with Bank of America.

This Upside-Down World (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Earn your money legally and pay taxes on it. The feds don't play.

Adviser's Cash Withdrawals Lead Feds to Sportsbook in Rogers

by Mark Friedman 8/14/2017 12:00 am

A federal investigation into suspicious cash withdrawals from a financial adviser's personal bank accounts led agents to uncover a large-scale illegal gambling operation in Benton County.

Casey Tansey to Lead Make-A-Wish Mid-South (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Casey Tansey has been promoted to president and CEO of Make-A-Wish Mid-South in Little Rock.

Whose Freedom Wins? (Paul Dodds Commentary)

by Paul Dodds 8/14/2017 12:00 am

Americans typically have no effective individual power to refuse when companies hand us “take it or leave it” one-sided agreements of adhesion. Without regulatory limits and access to courts, we are constantly subject to corporate tyranny of contract.

Court Approves Heartland's Sale of Community State Bank

by George Waldon 8/14/2017 12:00 am

A bankruptcy judge signed off on the sale of Community State Bank of Bradley, the prime asset of its parent company, Allcorp Inc.

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