Legal Archive

Madeline Moore Joins CGWG Law Firm (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Madeline Moore has joined the Little Rock office of Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus PC as an associate attorney.

Class-Action Attorneys Ask Judge Not to Impose Sanctions

by Mark Friedman 6/16/2016 09:53 am

The plaintiffs' attorneys in a controversial class-action case have asked Chief U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III to use his discretion and not sanction them next week for abusing the federal court system.

Federal Hearing Set for Dillard's in EEOC Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

A U.S. District Court judge recently ordered Dillard's Inc. to explain why it won't comply with a subpoena from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Main Street Lofts Could Find Buyer Before Foreclosure

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

A sale may be in motion at the money-troubled Main Street Lofts. This latest version involves all three buildings at the downtown Little Rock project.

How to Hire a Lawyer (Vincent O. Chadick Expert Advice)

by Vincent O. Chadick 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Here are six modest suggestions for contacting and, if appropriate, hiring a lawyer. And doing it right.

Preparing for the Drone Revolution (Micah Goodwin Expert Advice)

by Micah Goodwin 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Drone law is still in flux, so it's important to understand both the current legal framework and where the law is headed.

Arkansas Lawyers Nationally Ranked No. 45 in Wages

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on March 30 that the annual mean wage for lawyers in Arkansas in May 2015, the latest figures available, was $100,320.

Attorney David Couch Wields Initiatives To Change the Law

by Jan Cottingham 6/13/2016 12:00 am

David Couch's law practice is increasingly devoted to voter-initiated acts and constitutional amendments.

Medical Malpractice Proposal Seeks Out Public Vote

by George Waldon 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Advocates of capping noneconomic damage awards in lawsuits against health care providers have taken a new tack. They want to amend the Arkansas Constitution instead of making change through the Arkansas Legislature.

Class-Action Sanctions Against Lawyers Threaten Other Cases

by Mark Friedman 6/13/2016 12:00 am

When Chief U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III sanctions 16 attorneys in a controversial insurance class-action case next week, it could make life harder for the plaintiffs' lawyers who have other cases pending in federal courts in Arkansas.

The Deterrent Effect (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/13/2016 12:00 am

It's been six months since Arkansas Business published an article by Senior Editor Mark Friedman that will change the careers of more lawyers than you can count on both hands, including some of the most prominent and successful in the state.

Blocking And Tackling (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/13/2016 12:00 am

It's easy in hindsight to spot errors. I don't know enough about auditing to know whether BKD's auditors were incompetent. I do know from hard experience that errors often seem obvious in hindsight, and while they may be the result of lazy technique, some errors are virtually unavoidable.

State Bar Studying Judicial Choice (Denise Hoggard Commentary)

by Denise Hoggard 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Much money has come into Arkansas from unidentified sources to fund advertising in recent judicial elections. That money and the advertising it purchased were aimed at undermining public confidence in our courts. Public confidence in the system is critical. When public confidence is threatened, the Arkansas Bar Association stands ready to protect and restore it.

Sydney Brown Joins Rainwater Holt & Sexton (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Brown is a 2015 graduate of the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

UA Law School Dean Stacy Leeds on What's Leading Law Students Into Business & Industy Roles

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Stacy Leeds has been dean and professor at the UA School of Law since 2011.

BKD Agrees to $4 Million Settlement with FDIC

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Accounting firm BKD LLP agreed to pay the FDIC $4 million to settle a federal lawsuit tied to the 2010 failure of First Southern Bank of Batesville.

Fifth Amendment Rights Behind One Bank & Trust Trial Delay

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

An unusual plea deal struck by former One Bank & Trust executive Gary Rickenbach has delayed the trial of two of his former co-workers, Brad Paul and Mike Heald

Little Rock Law Firm Carney Bates Going Into the Breach Against Google

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Carney Bates & Pulliam PLLC, the Little Rock law firm representing Matt Campbell in his lawsuit against Facebook, also is handling a potential class-action privacy lawsuit against Google and is involved in several other high-profile data breach cases.

Focus in Turner Grain Case Shifts to K.B.X.

by Mark Friedman 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Lonoke County farmers hope to recover the $5.5 million they lost dealing with Turner Grain Inc. from a company they claim worked closely with the Brinkley crop broker: K.B.X. Inc. of Benton.

Businesses in Arkansas Confront Shooter Scenario

by Kyle Massey 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Many Arkansas businesses and institutions now have reaction plans for mass shootings, and some training goes beyond the federal government's basic run-and-hide recommendations.