Legal Archive

Feds Say House in Rogers Should Be Repossessed After Claims of Art Heist

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

A woman who moved from Dallas to Rogers in 2013 is in hot water for allegedly cooking up an insurance scheme by which she received more than $730,000 from her homeowner's policy.

IRS Wants Six-Figure Judgement from Columbia County Man

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Kenneth McGrew was hit with a nearly $350,000 judgment for not paying taxes and penalties to the Internal Revenue Service.

Lawsuit Involving Radio Exec Larry Crain Getting Louder

by Sean Beherec 3/9/2015 12:00 am

A civil dispute between businessman Larry Crain and his partner in a Little Rock radio station is heating up in Washington County Circuit Court.

‘Sovereign' Actions Delay, Fail to Stop Foreclosures

by George Waldon 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Two long-running foreclosure actions involving the west Little Rock homes of similarly named brothers are winding down as their legal maneuverings are playing out.

Arkansas Farms Fat Targets For Cultivated Crime

by Rick Fahr 3/9/2015 12:00 am

As she pulled into one of her soybean fields during last year's harvest, Crystal Lewis could see something from the height of her combine that she hadn't been able to see from pickup level. In the middle of the field, the soybeans were gone. Missing. Vanished.

Justin Harris Defends Transfer of Adopted Daughters

by Allen Reed, The Associated Press 3/6/2015 05:58 pm

Rep. Justin Harris of West Fork says he gave his adopted daughters to a man who later sexually abused one of them because the children had behavioral problems and professionals recommended the move.

Consent Order Imposes $25k Fine on St. Bernard

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2015 02:47 pm

St. Bernard Financial Services Inc. of Russellville will pay a $25,000 fine to the Arkansas Securities Department for failing to properly supervise broker Steele Stephens.

Agent: US Prosecutor to Get Evidence About Searcy's Ex-Police Chief

by Associated Press 3/6/2015 11:41 am

A federal agent says an arson investigation into Searcy's former police chief has led to evidence over possible firearms violations, abuse of power and controlled-substance infractions.

Mike Beebe Joins Roberts Law Firm of Little Rock

by Lance Turner 3/5/2015 02:24 pm

The Roberts Law Firm PA of Little Rock announced on Facebook that former Gov. Mike Beebe has joined the firm.

Grand Jury Indicts 4 Tied to One Bank Loans to Alberto Solaroli

by George Waldon 3/4/2015 05:06 pm

A grand jury indictment names a quartet of former top executives at One Bank & Trust in an alleged conspiracy to defraud the federal government.

US Judge Won't Lift Stay in Arkansas Gay Marriage Lawsuit

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 3/4/2015 11:24 am

A federal judge says she won't allow same-sex marriages in Arkansas while the issue is pending before an appeals court.

Asa Hutchinson Names Holly Meyer to Circuit Court Post

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2015 10:04 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson named Holly Meyer to Arkansas's 16th Judicial District, 2nd Division Circuit Court.

Arkansas House Panel Advances Foreign Law Court Ban

by Associated Press 3/4/2015 06:55 am

A measure heading to the Arkansas House would prohibit judges in the state from basing any rulings on foreign laws, including Islamic Sharia law.

Group Touts Arkansas Businesses Promoting LGBT Diversity

by Associated Press 3/3/2015 01:22 pm

A national group is touting more than 100 Arkansas businesses that it says are promoting diversity for gays and lesbians as it fights "conscience protection" legislation that critics say would justify discrimination.

US Supreme Court Allows Challenge to Colorado Internet Tax Law

by Associated Press 3/3/2015 11:50 am

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law. One justice suggested it was time to reconsider the ban on state collection of sales taxes from companies outside their borders.

Arkansas AG Opposes Effort to Lift Stay in Gay Marriage Case

by Associated Press 3/3/2015 06:54 am

The Arkansas attorney general's office on Monday asked a federal judge who struck down the state's gay marriage ban as unconstitutional to not allow same-sex couples to wed while the ruling is being appealed.

Arkansas Senate OKs State Prison Overhaul Plan

by Associated Press 3/3/2015 06:49 am

The Arkansas Senate has approved a key part of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to ease overcrowding of state inmates at local jails.

Mark Pryor Takes Job with Venable

by Associated Press 3/3/2015 06:47 am

Former U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is taking a job with a Washington law firm's government affairs practice, months after the Democrat lost his bid for a third term representing Arkansas.

Arkansas Senate OKs State Prison Overhaul Plan

by Associated Press 3/2/2015 04:29 pm

By a 33-0 vote, the Senate approved legislation on Monday authorizing a partnership with counties around the state on regional facilities to hold inmates. The legislation, which now heads to the House, also allows inmates to apply for Medicaid benefits and provides avenues for them to enroll in drug and alcohol programs.

Arkansas House Supports Guns on Campus Bill

by Associated Press 3/2/2015 03:26 pm

Arkansas universities couldn't prevent faculty or staff from bringing concealed firearms to class under a proposal supported by House members.