Legal Archive

State Supreme Court Weighs Future of Fayetteville's LGBT Protections

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/9/2017 11:49 am

Arkansas Supreme Court justices questioned Thursday whether a city's ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity flies in the face of a 2015 state law that was intended to prevent local LGBT protections.

In Lawsuit, Chicken Farmers Say Processors Treat Them Like Servants

by Associated Press 2/9/2017 07:34 am

Former chicken farmers have filed a federal lawsuit accusing giant poultry processing companies, including Tyson Foods, of treating farmers who raise the chickens like indentured servants and colluding to fix prices.

Lynn Espejo Convicted of Stealing More Than $611,000

by Associated Press 2/9/2017 07:00 am

A former medical office manager has been convicted of stealing more than $611,000 from businesses that handled expenses for doctors in Little Rock.

8th Circuit Hears Forum Shopping Case Involving Goodson

by Mark Friedman 2/7/2017 01:13 pm

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday to determine if a sanction will stand against attorney John Goodson of Texarkana and four other lawyers found to have engaged in "forum shopping" in an Arkansas class-action case.

Real Estate Agent's Daughter Among More Indictments in Camden Fake Will Scheme

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

The 21-year-old daughter of a Camden real estate agent has been indicted along with two other family members in connection with allegations of creating a fake will for a survivor of the Deepwater Horizon explosion who died in an auto accident in January 2015.

Former Jennings Osborne Manor Title Passed to New Owner

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

The west Little Rock mansion made famous by the late Jennings Osborne officially has a new owner: John Johnson.

Herrington Bankruptcy Case Ends

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock developer Philip Herrington's Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization has been dismissed.

Online Ransom Demands Threaten Businesses in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Computer crimes using “ransomware,” malware that encrypts files then demands payment to unlock them, are growing in number and sophistication and are increasingly being seen in Arkansas.

Reverse Engineering Offers a Solution to Ransomware

by Sarah Campbell 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Experts say the best way to avoid being a victim of ransomware is to prevent it with the right policies and procedures.

Citizens Bank, Blair & Stroud Make Promotions in Batesville (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Karen Shaw and Pam Jones have been promoted to executive vice presidents at Citizens Bank of Batesville. Barrett Moore and Michelle Huff have been promoted to partners at Blair & Stroud.

Appeals Court Sets Oral Arguments in Maggio Bribery Appeal

by Associated Press 2/3/2017 11:11 am

A federal appeals court panel has scheduled oral arguments for next month in the bribery case of former judge Michael Maggio.

Arkansas House OKs Requiring Concealed Handguns at Colleges

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/2/2017 02:50 pm

The Arkansas House has voted to require state colleges and universities to allow concealed handguns on campus, despite objections from administrators and police that the move won't make schools safer.

Key Legal Test Approaches for Arkansas LGBT Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/1/2017 12:56 pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday on whether the city or the state should prevail in a disagreement over banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

New Judge Tonya Alexander Wants Her Actions to Define Her

by Stephen Simpson, The Jonesboro Sun 1/30/2017 06:52 am

Judge Tonya Alexander is the first African-American female judge to serve in Division Six of the state's 2nd Judicial Circuit Court, but that isn't what she wants to be remembered for.

Fake Will Scheme Puts Camden Real Estate Agent in Hot Water

by Mark Friedman 1/30/2017 12:00 am

A Camden real estate agent stands accused of pushing her teenage daughter into the arms of a survivor of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, and then, after he died in a car accident, faking his will to leave his nearly $2 million estate to the daughter.

Regions Center Ownership Comprised of 32 Companies

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

The owners of the 30-story Regions Center in downtown Little Rock have filed a more detailed account of their debts and assets for the building in their Chapter 11 reorganization case.

Attorney Kandi Hughes Joins Southwest Power Pool (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Kandi Hughes has been hired as an attorney at Southwest Power Pool of Little Rock in the company's corporate legal department.

Michael Lindsey Takes Seat on Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance Board (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Michael Lindsey has been appointed to the board of directors of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. He serves as director of public affairs and government affairs for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Bentonville

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2017 08:57 am

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

Sarah Kinser Takes Top Post in Arkansas PR Society

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2017 11:18 am

The state chapter of the Public Relations Society of America installed its 2017 officers, including Kinser, of the Arkansas Community Foundation, as president.