Legal Archive

Judge Rejects $80M Penalty in Wal-Mart Truck Drivers Lawsuit

by Associated Press 1/26/2017 06:56 am

A federal judge refuses to force Wal-Mart to pay $80 million in penalties in a lawsuit alleging the retail giant failed to pay hundreds of truck drivers in California the minimum wage for certain tasks.

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.

John Rogers' Creditors Line Up For $1.5 Million

by George Waldon 1/23/2017 12:00 am

The battle over the biggest asset remaining from John Rogers' murky business dealings and insolvent ventures begins next week in Little Rock.

Regions Center Consultant: 'Improper Actions' Led to Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

The owners of the 30-story Regions Center in downtown Little Rock weren't able to refinance a $32 million loan before it matured on Sept. 1. That put the owners on the road to bankruptcy court.

Financial Trouble Among Competing Convention Centers Split in Texarkana

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

MidSouth Bank of Lafayette will be paid proceeds from the sale of a Texarkana hotel which was sold through the bankruptcy of convention center investor Dr. Hiren Patel.

Trial Reset, Richard Johns Still Due in Court Monday

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Richard Johns, the Little Rock physician charged with running a “pill mill” of fraudulent painkiller prescriptions, is scheduled to be in court Monday, but it won't be for the start of his trial.

Lottery Scholarship Has Evolved Since Halter's First Proposal

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2017 12:00 am

It was late 2005 or early 2006, Bill Halter recalled, and he had decided to run for lieutenant governor. His vision was to rally Arkansans to a cause: a lottery to provide money for college scholarships.

Case Closed: The Final Orders of Four John Rogers Lawsuits

by George Waldon 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Though dormant on the court dockets, some lawsuits against John Rogers and his business ventures remain technically active.

Hidden Figures (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Companies provide 401(k) plans for all the right reasons, but in doing so, employers also take on a fiduciary responsibility for making smart choices.

Icon Communications Executive Houser Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud

by Gwen Moritz 1/17/2017 05:53 pm

Blaine Francis Houser, a senior vice president of Icon Communications in Russellville, waived indictment and pleaded guilty Tuesday to a single count of mail fraud in a case that cost his employer more than a quarter million dollars.

State Chamber Drafting Bill to Clarify Marijuana Law for Employers

by Sarah Campbell 1/16/2017 11:07 am

The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus of Little Rock are working on legislation to clarify elements of the state's new medical marijuana law.

Price-Fixing Lawsuit Triggers More Litigation Against Tyson

by Mark Friedman 1/16/2017 12:00 am

A lawsuit alleging a massive price-fixing conspiracy involving Tyson Foods Inc. and other chicken producers has sparked more litigation against the Springdale meat producer.

Madeline Kurrus Moore Returns To Arvest HR

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Madeline Kurrus Moore has been hired as human resources manager for Arvest Bank's central Arkansas market.

Sissy's Log Cabin Defends Lien on Rolex Sold After Divorce

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Sissy's Log Cabin Inc. has gone to bankruptcy court to prevent a Little Rock woman from discharging a $4,500 debt tied to a Rolex watch.

John Goodson To Defend Himself at Circuit Court of Appeals

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Texarkana class-action attorney John Goodson will get his day before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on Feb. 7.

Attorneys Ask for Additional $86M from Wal-Mart in Truck Drivers Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Plaintiffs' attorneys for Wal-Mart truck drivers who were awarded more than $54 million in damages in an overtime case are now asking a judge to add another $86.1 million to the award.

Re-examining New Avenues to the Arkansas Supreme Court

by Mark Friedman 1/16/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Bar Association said last week that it isn't looking at another proposed state constitutional amendment creating a system in which state Supreme Court justices would be appointed rather than elected.

Righting an FOI Wrong (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/16/2017 12:00 am

The recent downfall of former state Rep. Micah Neal provides us a good opportunity to make an appeal to his former colleagues in the Legislature to undo some of the damage he did.

Cara Boyd-Conners Moves to Davenport Law (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Cara Boyd-Connors has been hired as an attorney at Davenport Law PLLC in Little Rock. She was previously a revocation hearing judge at the Arkansas Parole Board.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/13/2017 03:28 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced the following appointments.