Legal Archive

Contractor Says Jonesboro Hotel & Convention Center Owes $1.5M

by Mark Friedman 4/25/2017 11:42 am

The troubled Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center hasn't made any payments to the general contractor and now owes $1.5 million to subcontractors and a supplier, according to court filings.

Higher Education Bubble Vexing for Arkansas Institutions

by Gwen Moritz 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Runaway inflation in the health care sector is obvious to every American family, but when a kid heads to college, this fact hits home: The consumer cost of higher education has inflated even faster over the past quarter-century.

Imbalance of Power (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Consolidation of the airline industry has left consumers with fewer choices. It's increasingly a seller's market, and the airlines know it.

Lawsuit a Low Note for Arvest Notary

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 12:00 am

An Oklahoma man who said his name was forged on a loan document is going after the notary who allegedly signed off on the paperwork.

Even in Bankruptcy, College Debt Stands

by Mark Friedman 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Generally, student loans aren't discharged in bankruptcy, leaving borrowers with the debt after they've gone through the process. That could be a problem for the growing number of borrowers.

Harps Makes David Ganoung Marketing VP (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 12:00 am

David Ganoung has been promoted to vice president of marketing at Harps Foods Stores Inc. of Springdale.

Courtni Champion Claims Exec Seat at Apartment Hunters (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Courtni Champion has been promoted to leasing and relocation director at Apartment Hunters/Tuggle Services Inc. of Little Rock, where she was previously a leasing and relocation specialist.

U.S. Judge Dismisses Stone Bank Fraud Case

by George Waldon 4/24/2017 12:00 am

A fraud conspiracy complaint filed in federal court by the former chairman and one-time largest shareholder of Stone Bank has been dismissed.

The High Cost of Bad Moods (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/24/2017 12:00 am

Research in behavioral science is showing that there is a trend toward higher irritability in the workplace — especially in the United States — and it has been more pronounced over the last 24 months.

Video: Fitz Hill Talks Transparency in Leadership, Work at Scott Ford Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2017 10:55 am

Leaders should tell the truth, be transparent and communicate regularly with stakeholders during a crisis, says Fitz Hill in Part 2 of Arkansas Business' new video series on leadership.

Simmons Bank Names New VP, Assistant General Counsel

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 01:20 pm

Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff on Monday named Henry A. “Rusty” Barham III its executive vice president for regulatory and consumer affairs and assistant general counsel.

Dillard to Receive Honorary Degree from University of Arkansas

by Lydia McAllister 4/17/2017 11:33 am

Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock Chairman and CEO William T. Dillard II will receive an honorary degree this spring from the University of Arkansas.

DentaQuest Sues Procurement Director Over Dropped Medicaid Bid

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

Disclosure provisions in the state's competitive bidding process have landed Procurement Director Edward Armstrong in the hot seat again.

Judge Scraps Fake Will of Deepwater Horizon Survivor

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/17/2017 12:00 am

A judge has thrown out the fake will allegedly created by a Camden woman to make sure her daughter got the assets of a Deepwater Horizon survivor who died in an auto accident.

Jonesboro Hotel Liens Raise Early ‘Red Flags'

by Mark Friedman 4/17/2017 12:00 am

The $30 million Jonesboro Hyatt Place Hotel & Convention Center is facing contractors' liens totaling nearly $900,000 and might not open next spring as planned.

Suit Challenges Air Ambulance Patient Bills

by Mark Friedman 4/17/2017 12:00 am

James W. Ferrell of Drew County was shocked to receive a $29,000 bill from an air ambulance operator for his 41-mile trip to a hospital in late 2015.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2017 09:40 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday the following appointments to state boards and commissions.

Foreclosure Suit Takes Aim at Home of Walter Quinn

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Malvern National Bank claims more than $1.2 million is outstanding on a loan secured by the Riverview Point residence. The loan has been in default since November, according to the bank.

Brandon Woodrome Makes Request for Leniency

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Brandon Woodrome, the 29-year-old former Fort Smith construction company owner, has asked for a light term in federal prison when he is sentenced next week for one count each of bank fraud and wire fraud.

Grief, Pain and the Fall of Turner Grain

by Mark Friedman 4/10/2017 12:00 am

With his father's death in late 2013 and stress contributing to his losing some 60 pounds in 30 days, Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. co-owner Jason Coleman said he was in no condition to run his company in the months leading to its collapse in August 2014.

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