Legal Archive

Ex-Hope Hospital Officials Plead Guilty to Federal Charges

by Associated Press 9/16/2016 07:27 am

Two former officials at Hope Medical Park Hospital have pleaded guilty to federal charges of failing to pay more than $6 million in payroll taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.

Arkansas' 2 Racetracks Give $109,500 to Anti-Casino Group

by Associated Press 9/15/2016 02:45 pm

Operators of Arkansas' two racetracks gave more than $100,000 last month to a committee fighting a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize casinos in three counties.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2016 01:11 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announces appointments to the state Supreme Court, boards and commissions.

Group Says Lawsuit Measure Signatures Incorrectly Tossed

by Associated Press 9/14/2016 11:37 am

The group behind a proposal being challenged before the Arkansas Supreme Court to put limits on damages awarded in medical lawsuits claims state election officials incorrectly tossed out some of the signatures that were submitted for the ballot measure.

Inside the Legal Challenges to Arkansas' Medical Marijuana Proposals (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 9/14/2016 08:45 am

Erika Gee takes a closer look at issues identified by three legal challenges to Arkansas' two medical marijuana proposals and what to expect as the court considers them.

Mark Martin: Arkansas Panel Can't Reject Ten Commandments Display

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/13/2016 04:15 pm

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin said Tuesday a state panel doesn't have the authority to reject placing a Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol, while three other proposed displays would still need legislative approval.

40 Arkansas Lawmakers Back Anti-Casino Campaign

by Associated Press 9/12/2016 01:34 pm

Forty state legislators are opposing a ballot measure that would legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties.

U.S. Attorney in Chicago Charges John Rogers for Fraud

by George Waldon 9/12/2016 01:24 pm

The U.S. Attorney in Chicago leveled long-expected fraud charges against John Rogers, the former owner of Sports Card Plus and Rogers Photo Archive of North Little Rock.

Asa Hutchinson, Doctors Criticize Medical Marijuana Push

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/12/2016 01:05 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and some of the state's top doctors are criticizing efforts to legalize medical marijuana, accusing backers of two ballot measures of misleading voters about the benefits of the drug.

Meet 20 In Their 20s: The New Influentials Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Twenty of Arkansas' young leaders show the energy and ambition and adventurous spirit that is obvious in our state's business legends, even decades after they were in their 20s. We're proud to introduce these New Influentials and to consider all the potential they offer our state in the decades to come.

CARTI Faces Bond Trouble as Side Effect of Debt

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

A projected loss for the fiscal year that ended June 30 means CARTI won't meet the debt service coverage ratio requirements of the $50 million bond used to build its new cancer center in west Little Rock.

Bad Boy Mowers Sharpens Blade in Patent Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Bad Boy Mowers of Batesville has hauled its cross-town competitor into court over allegations that it's infringing on a Bad Boy patent for lawnmowers.

Scalper Sued for Vexing Verizon Visitors

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

The Multipurpose Civic Center Facility Board for Pulaski County is going after a Nebraska businessman for allegedly defrauding patrons of North Little Rock's Verizon Arena.

Marijuana Rx May Put Guns Out of Reach

by Mark Friedman 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Even if Arkansas voters approve the use of medical marijuana in November, the drug still will be considered an illegal controlled substance by the federal government. And that could cause legal problems for users and sellers of marijuana, according to law professors.

JoAnn Maxey Appointed as New General Counsel for UA System (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Maxey will replace Fred Harrison, who has stepped down from the position that he has held for more than 30 years.

Arkansas Court Cancels Oral Arguments in Lawsuit Limits Case

by Associated Press 9/9/2016 02:09 pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court is canceling oral arguments it had scheduled next month in one of two attempts to disqualify from the ballot an effort to limit damages awarded in medical lawsuits.

Sherwood Denies Claims in Lawsuit Over Hot Check Court

by Associated Press 9/8/2016 12:33 pm

A central Arkansas city and judge are denying a lawsuit's claims that they're effectively operating a debtors' prison with a court that has imposed hefty fines and jail time on thousands of people whose checks bounce.

Arkansas Governor Staying Neutral on Lawsuit Limits Measure

by Associated Press 9/7/2016 01:55 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's staying neutral on a ballot measure to limit damages awarded in medical lawsuits despite his general support for so-called tort reform efforts.

Lawsuit Filed to Block Arkansas Casinos Ballot Proposal

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/7/2016 06:56 am

A lawsuit filed Tuesday with the Arkansas Supreme Court asks the justices to block an effort to legalize casinos in three counties, the latest in a growing list of attempts to disqualify measures from the November ballot.

Family Council Opposing Arkansas Medical Lawsuits Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/6/2016 04:51 pm

The Family Council Action Committee says it's opposing a ballot measure placing limits on medical lawsuit damages in Arkansas, signaling a possible split among conservatives on the proposal.