Legal Archive

Dover Dixon Horne Hires Watkins

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

Larry Watkins has been hired as an attorney at the Little Rock office of Dover Dixon Horne PLLC.

Justice Foundation Gets New Directors

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

Rep. Sarah Capp, Cliff McKinney and Kristin Pawlik have been appointed to the board of directors of the Arkansas Access to Justice Foundation by the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Sonko Joins Mitchell Firm

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

Sainabou Sonko has joined the litigation practice group of Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC in Little Rock.

Facing Lawsuit, Procurement Chief Says There's No Appealing His Rulings in Protests

by Kyle Massey 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Procurement Director Edward Armstrong's answer to being sued over a ruling that gave a fourth-place bidder a major state contract boils down to four words: His word is final. So far, the law seems to agree with him.

Facebook Settles Matt Campbell's Privacy Lawsuit

by Jan Cottingham 6/12/2017 12:00 am

A lawsuit filed by Little Rock lawyer Matt Campbell against Facebook over alleged privacy violations has been settled.

Carney Bates Finds Niche in Data Security

by Jan Cottingham 6/12/2017 12:00 am

In the past four years or so, Carney Bates & Pulliam has focused on legal issues surrounding data security and privacy. Data privacy cases now comprise about 40 percent of the firm's business.

Benton County Lake House in $500K Lawsuit

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

A Benton County lake house has turned into a nightmare for a Garfield man.

Tyson Foods Sues As Plant Manager Flies the Coop

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

A former Tyson Foods Inc. plant manager who flew the coop now finds himself at the center of a lawsuit for working for a competitor.

Trial Lawyers Cringe at Changes in Deceptive Trade Practices Act

by Mark Friedman 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Trial lawyers say the Legislature's changes to the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act will hurt consumers.

Legal Adversaries: Bar Association, State Chamber Wage War

by Mark Friedman 6/12/2017 12:00 am

A battle heats up as the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce begins fighting back against an Arkansas Bar Association proposal that would block the chamber's preferred version of tort reform.

Goldens' Meltdown Was Years In Making

by George Waldon 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Instead of saving Allied Bank from the ruinous meltdown of a radio-active loan portfolio he built, Little Rock banker Lex Golden rode the same downward spiral to insolvency.

Chart: Annual Mean Wage for Lawyers in May 2016

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/11/2017 12:00 am

The annual mean wage for lawyers in Arkansas in May 2016, the latest figures available, was $103,980, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Big Fat Lies (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/5/2017 12:00 am

Lying to get money is at least understandable, but John Rogers lied when there was no reason to lie.

Deleted Texts Bring Sanctions in Turner Grain Case

by Mark Friedman 6/5/2017 12:00 am

A Lonoke County Circuit judge recently sanctioned K.B.X. Inc. of Benton, which is being sued by farmers who allegedly lost millions dealing with Turner Grain Inc., finding that K.B.X. intentionally deleted employees' text messages.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2017

by Gwen Moritz 6/5/2017 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 24th class of 40 Under 40 honorees, young leaders of business, government and nonprofits selected by an internal committee from a field of about 400 nominations submitted by readers.

Jonesboro's A&P Commission Pulls Funding for Hyatt Convention Center

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/1/2017 09:56 am

Jonesboro's Advertising & Promotion Commission has backed out of committing $300,000 in tax revenue to the $30 million Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center project.

SAU Allows Easier Transfers for Criminal Studies Students

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2017 01:38 pm

The Southern Arkansas University System announced Tuesday that it has streamlined the path between criminal justice programs at its two campuses.

Cuker Attorneys Seek $4.1M in Fees for Wal-Mart Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

The lawyers who successfully represented a Southern California digital design firm in a lawsuit that resulted in a $12.4 million jury verdict last month against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. have asked the U.S. District Court judge to award them court costs and attorneys' fees.

Financial Cleanup Continues in Main Street Lofts Mess

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

More pieces have surfaced in the financial workout of the Main Street Lofts project in downtown Little Rock.

Homebank Holds Claim in El Dorado Man's $3.3M Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

El Dorado businessman Darrell Lee Madding recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation, listing $3.3 million in debts and $4.4 million in assets.

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