Legal Archive

Trustee Hopes to Avoid Allied Bank Stock Auction

by George Waldon 8/17/2015 12:00 am

A new player has emerged in the bankruptcy case of Acme Holding Co. since its Chapter 11 reorganization was converted to Chapter 7 liquidation by judicial decree last month.

Party City Purchase Tops $2.8 Million (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 8/17/2015 12:00 am

An 8,100-SF retail project in west Little Rock weighed in at more than $2.8 million. A 1,866-SF KFC in Little Rock changed hands in a $1.65 million sale. And a 13,190-SF warehouse in North Little Rock rang up a $625,000 transaction.

American Bar Association Chief to Speak to UA Law Students

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/14/2015 03:53 pm

Paulette Brown, president of the American Bar Association, is the scheduled keynote speaker for the University of Arkansas School of Law class of 2018 orientation.

Edward Jones to Pay $20M to Settle Federal Bond Sales Probe

by Associated Press 8/13/2015 12:38 pm

Edward Jones has agreed to pay more than $20 million to settle claims by federal regulators that the brokerage firm and its former head of municipal underwriting overcharged customers in new municipal bonds sales, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Thursday.

Chief Justice Jim Hannah Resigning from State Supreme Court

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/13/2015 12:27 pm

Jim Hannah says he's stepping down as Arkansas' chief justice at the end of the month because of a "significant" health issue.

Arkansas Buys Lethal Injection Drug, Aims to End Execution Hiatus

by Steve Barnes, Reuters 8/13/2015 07:32 am

Arkansas has bought drugs it plans to use for lethal injections, officials said on Wednesday, as it looks to end a decade-long hiatus on executions that is the longest of any Southern U.S. state.

Judge OKs $5M Deal Ending Lawsuit over Mayflower Oil Spill

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/12/2015 10:56 am

A federal judge has signed a $5 million agreement among the operators of an oil pipeline and state and federal governments to end a lawsuit filed over a rupture that soiled land and water in central Arkansas in 2013.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission, Court Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/12/2015 09:18 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments.

Appeals Court Formally Upholds Arkansas Gay Marriage Ruling

by Associated Press 8/12/2015 06:59 am

A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling striking down Arkansas' gay marriage ban, finding that the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage didn't render the state case moot.

NTSB Blames Driver Fatigue for Wal-Mart Truck Crash That Injured Tracy Morgan

by Associated Press 8/11/2015 11:26 am

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday blamed a fatigued Wal-Mart truck driver for a highway crash last year that severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian.

Faulkner County Sheriff Andy Shock Appointed to Arkansas Parole Board

by Associated Press 8/11/2015 06:52 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Faulkner County Sheriff Andy Shock to the Arkansas State Parole Board.

Arkansas, 12 Other States Want Judge to Block EPA Water Rule

by Associated Press 8/10/2015 01:36 pm

Thirteen states led by North Dakota are asking a federal judge in Bismarck to block a new rule that gives federal authorities jurisdiction over some state waters.

With Red Alert Bid Over, Interest Piquing Over John Rogers Assets

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Now that the curious bid by Red Alert Media Matrix is no more, activity has picked up from prospective buyers of the remaining assets collected by alleged serial fraudster John Rogers.

ABF Sued by Zumba Fitness Over Stolen Truck

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Zumba Fitness said in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Fort Smith that ABF Logistics Inc. of Fort Smith was supposed to handle a shipment of five freight trailers of fitness DVDs and other exercise material from Miami to Orlando, Florida.

State Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr Scrutinized Over 2011 Case

by Mark Friedman 8/10/2015 12:00 am

The favorable treatment that Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr received from his predecessor, Jay Bradford, in a 2011 dispute with Farmers Insurance Group has been criticized in court documents by another former insurance commissioner, Mike Pickens.

Fatal Crash Led to Split Between Farmers Insurance, Allen Kerr

by Mark Friedman 8/10/2015 12:00 am

For more than 30 years, Allen Kerr was one of Farmers Insurance Group's most productive agents in Arkansas. That changed on Halloween 2011, when Farmers, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, terminated its relationship with Kerr and his Allen W. Kerr Insurance Agency Inc. of Little Rock.

Ameris Faces Hurdles With Crittenden Regional Hospital

by Mark Friedman 8/10/2015 12:00 am

It might be as late as March before the Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis will be reopened, according to Ameris Health CEO Robert Bauer.

Crain Media Back in Court

by Sean Beherec 8/10/2015 12:00 am

Two months after Little Rock businessman Larry Crain resolved the litigation involving two radio stations he owned, a new lawsuit has been filed against his Crain Media Group LLC.

Centennial Bank Forecloses on Loan for John Rogers Home

by George Waldon 8/7/2015 11:30 am

Centennial Bank of Conway foreclosed on delinquent loans totaling nearly $3.5 million to alleged fraudster John Rogers and his ex-wife, Angelica.

Federal Safety Board to Hold Hearing on Tracy Morgan, Wal-Mart Crash

by Associated Press 8/7/2015 11:16 am

Federal investigators will meet next week to determine the probable cause of the accident that injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and killed one of his friends.