Legal Archive

A&P Accuse White Water Tavern of Having Choppy Tax Bill

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/16/2015 12:00 am

The Little Rock Advertising & Promotion Commission is trying to shut down the White Water Tavern, claiming the bar and restaurant has not paid A&P taxes for seven months of 2014.

Accountant Robert Erwin Charged With Aggravated Assault

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/16/2015 12:00 am

Robert F. Erwin, who practiced accounting in Little Rock with his late father, Harry Erwin, is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday morning in Benton County Circuit Court on a charge of aggravated assault on a member of his household.

Orthodontist Ben Burris Takes Legal Battle To 8th Circuit

by Mark Friedman 2/16/2015 12:00 am

Ben Burris, an orthodontist, wants to provide a teeth-cleaning service to patients, but can't because to do so would be in violation of the Arkansas Dental Practice Act.

Greater Little Rock Home Builders Pick Nathan Cooper as President (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/16/2015 12:00 am

Nathan Cooper of River Valley Builders has been named 2015 president of the Home Builders Association of Greater Little Rock. Cooper has been a member of the Home Builders Association since 2009 and has served on the board of directors. Justin Keener of Billy Hartness Construction will be vice president, and Tony Dillon of The Dillon Group will be secretary/treasurer.

Prosecutors: NLR Man Defrauded Arkansas Food Program

by Associated Press 2/12/2015 07:12 am

Federal prosecutors say a North Little Rock man defrauded a food program set up to provide meals to poor children.

Arkansas House Panel Oks Anti-Discrimination Expansion Ban

by Associated Press 2/11/2015 12:41 pm

Local governments would no longer be able to enact their own anti-discrimination laws under a proposal endorsed by an Arkansas House committee.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Five Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/10/2015 04:32 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson Thursday announced appointments to the State Police Commission, the State Parks Commission, the Real Estate Commission, and also named two special associate justices to the state Supreme Court.

Edmond Waters Named Commissioner of the Arkansas Securities Department

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/10/2015 04:04 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson names Edmond Waters as commissioner of the Arkansas Securities Department. He also appointed leaders for the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs.

John Rogers Receiver: Atlanta Group Doesn't Have Financing to Buy Archive

by George Waldon 2/10/2015 02:16 pm

A $59 million purchase offer to buy the assets of four businesses once led by John Rogers of North Little Rock appears to be falling by the wayside.

Leslie Rutledge Names Sarah Tacker to AG's Public Protection Post

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/10/2015 01:35 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced Tuesday the hiring of Sarah Page Tacker of Conway as deputy attorney general for public protection.

Arkansas Senate OK Bills on Arming Teachers, Staff

by Associated Press 2/10/2015 07:18 am

The Arkansas Senate has approved legislation aimed at clearing the way for districts to use teachers, administrators and other staff as armed guards and eliminating the regulatory panel that had resisted similar efforts in the past.

Anonymous Donation to Pay for Texarkana Body Cameras

by Associated Press 2/10/2015 07:13 am

An anonymous $10,000 donation will be used to purchase body cameras for the Texarkana, Texas, police department.

Michael Hocutt Selected To Head General Contractors Association (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Michael Hocutt, president of Clark Power Corp. of Little Rock, has been chosen to lead the Associated General Contractors of Arkansas as 2015 president. Hocutt represents the utility division and has 37 years of industry experience.

Federal Fraud Trial Against Two Doctors Pushed to November

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

The federal criminal trial of Drs. Robert Barrow and Angela Barrow has been pushed back to Nov. 2 in U.S. District Court in Little Rock.

Attorney Marshall Ney Switches From Mitchell Williams to Friday Eldredge & Clark

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Marshall S. Ney, who had been with the Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC firm of Little Rock off and on for about 20 years, started working at the Roger's office of Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP in December.

Title Granted to Magellan on Slim Piece of Pulaski Property

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Alice Gray has signed an order of possession for a 0.17-acre piece of land in North Little Rock that was the subject of an eminent domain filing.

Russellville Alderwoman Freddie Harris Questions Development Funds

by Mark Friedman 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Since fall, Russellville Alderwoman Freddie Harris has been raising questions about how tax money is being spent at the Arkansas Valley Alliance for Economic Development Inc.

Chambers of Commerce Worried Over Judge's Payment Ruling

by Mark Friedman 2/9/2015 12:00 am

A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge's ruling last month that ordered the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock to stop paying chambers of commerce and related entities for economic development programs sent shock waves through chamber offices across the state.

Sibling Dispute Leads to Sale of Farm & Hunting Land in Delta

by George Waldon 2/9/2015 12:00 am

A long-running sibling dispute is culminating this month in a court-ordered sale expected to yield a $50 million-plus transaction.

Texarkana Directors Feel Misled on Land Deals Made by City Manager

by Sean Beherec 2/9/2015 12:00 am

In the wake of a state audit, a criminal probe, a whistleblower lawsuit and an investigation by private citizens, the former mayor of Texarkana has concluded that he and other city directors were rooked.