Legal Archive

Attorney General Appeals Marijuana Case to Arkansas Supreme Court

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2018 02:06 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has appealed to the state Supreme Court a Pulaski County Circuit Court order that stopped the rollout of medical marijuana.

Judge Voids Marijuana Commission's Cultivation Choices

by Lance Turner 3/21/2018 11:20 am

A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge declares the Arkansas Marijuana Commission's scoring of cultivator applicants "null and void," preventing the commission from officially awarding cultivation licenses.

With Solar Power Ruling Near, Law's Sponsor Backs Utilities

by Kyle Massey 3/20/2018 09:17 am

As regulators weigh arguments on how utility customers should pay for self-generated electricity, the lawmaker who helped initiate the process clarifies which side he's on: the utilities.

Baltz Fired, Standridge Laid Off at CARTI

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Dr. Brad Baltz, an oncologist at CARTI, was fired last week.

Foreclosure Sale Falls Through in Walter Quinn Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/19/2018 12:00 am

The auction, scheduled for Feb. 8 at the Pulaski County Courthouse, was called off at the 11th hour, and the financial dispute has gone quiet.

Peoples Bank Forecloses on Fayetteville Developer

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Peoples Bank of Westville, Oklahoma, has filed a foreclosure suit against Fayetteville developer William Lazenby.

One Day Last Week (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/19/2018 12:00 am

So many big news stories happening that not all could get the attention they deserved.

Remember The Patients (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/19/2018 12:00 am

The awarding of licenses to grow and dispense medical marijuana in Arkansas was bound to be controversial, and so it is.

What's Hot? Solar Energy Land Leases (Mike Childers Commentary)

by Mike Childers 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Solar leasing deals offered to Arkansas landowners sound great, but few are familiar with the unanticipated impact they can have.

Oy Vey, Dan Kirkpatrick, That's a Good Career

by Kyle Massey 3/19/2018 12:00 am

Through 40 years in the Arkansas marketing world, Dan Kirkpatrick has worked toward a slogan based on results: “Advertising that's engineered to work.”

Syngenta Corn Case Settled for $1.51B

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/15/2018 10:58 am

A $1.51 billion settlement has been reached in the nationwide class action lawsuit filed in Kansas federal court over Syngenta's genetically modified corn seed.

Judge Puts Brakes on Licenses for Marijuana Growers

by Lance Turner 3/14/2018 02:33 pm

A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking the Arkansas Marijuana Commission from officially issuing cultivation licenses.

FBI: Rusty Cranford Tried to Hire Hit Man

by Gwen Moritz 3/13/2018 11:33 am

Rusty Cranford, a former Arkansas lobbyist, was recorded trying to hire someone to murder a co-defendant who pleaded guilty in an embezzlement case in Missouri, according to prosecutors.

Stuck in the Middle: Regulating Pharmacy Benefit Managers

by Gwen Moritz 3/12/2018 12:00 am

A special legislative session starting Tuesday is expected to result in deep-red Arkansas becoming the first state to license and regulate pharmacy benefit managers.

Sentencing Set for Rogers Man

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 12:00 am

May 3 has been set as the sentencing date for the Benton County man who ran a large-scale illegal gambling operation in northwest Arkansas.

Manila Company Claims Assets of $100 in Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 12:00 am

More details emerge in the case of Jim Ed Robins LLC of Manila, along with information about the personal bankruptcy filing of Jim Ed Robins, who listed many of the same debts as his namesake company.

Bentonville Man Faces $900K Foreclosure from BancorpSouth

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/12/2018 12:00 am

BancorpSouth Bank of Tupelo, Mississippi, has filed a foreclosure suit against a Bentonville man and his nearly $900,000 home.

A Reason for Every Regulation (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/12/2018 12:00 am

Regulations are a way that our society, through our elected government, levels out playing fields and creates transparency and protects the weak from abuse by the strong.

Cantrell Drug, FDA Reach Settlement

by Mark Friedman 3/9/2018 03:15 pm

Cantrell Drug Co. of Little Rock and federal regulators reached a settlement in U.S. Bankruptcy Court Friday morning in a legal fight that had threatened to close the drug compounding company.

McDaniel: Marijuana Regulators Should Hire Director

by Lance Turner 3/8/2018 06:59 am

A former Arkansas attorney general who is now part owner of a marijuana cultivation business says the state Medical Marijuana Commission should hire an executive director.