Legal Archive

2nd Challenge Filed to Arkansas Medical Marijuana Proposal

by Associated Press 9/2/2016 04:21 pm

A second challenge has been filed with the Arkansas Supreme Court against an effort to legalize medical marijuana, with a complaint that questions the validity of the signatures that were submitted for the ballot measure.

Oral Arguments Set On Arkansas Medical Lawsuit Limits

by Associated Press 9/2/2016 02:05 pm

Arkansas' highest court will hear arguments next month in one of two complaints against a proposed ballot measure to limit damages awarded in medical lawsuits.

2nd Challenge Filed to Arkansas Lawsuit Limits Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/1/2016 01:38 pm

Opponents have asked Arkansas' highest court to block votes for an initiative to limit damages awarded in medical lawsuits, the second challenge filed against the proposed ballot measure.

How Arkansas' 2 Medical Marijuana Proposals Differ (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 8/31/2016 02:19 pm

Examining the similarities — and differences — of the two medical marijuana initiatives voters will face in November.

Arkansas Court Asked to Block Measure on Medical Lawsuits

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/29/2016 12:44 pm

A group opposed to a ballot proposal that would place limits on damages in medical lawsuits is asking Arkansas' highest court to block voting on the proposed constitutional amendment in November.

Conlon Collection Fetches $1.8M at Auction; Proceeds to Pay John Rogers Debt

by George Waldon 8/29/2016 11:27 am

The famed Conlon Collection of early major league baseball images sold for nearly $1.8 million at auction on Saturday.

Scott Reed Faces New Foreclosure Over K Lofts

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 12:00 am

IberiaBank of Lafayette, Louisiana, sued to recover more than $1.4 million owed on an original June 2013 loan of $1.3 million to Scott Reed's K Lofts project.

Property, Cash Included in One Bank's Settlement with BHL

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 12:00 am

Johnelle Hunt's BHL Financing LLC received assets valued at $2.8 million in its settlement with Little Rock's One Bank & Trust.

Marion Bank Ordered To Pay Letter of Credit Related to Crittenden Regional Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 12:00 am

An insurance company had a straightforward $300,000 commercial letter of credit from First Community Bank of Eastern Arkansas, and that's bad news for the Marion bank with $150.8 million in assets.

Charles Morgan Sues Partner in Lotus Auto Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 12:00 am

The wheels came off a deal to start an exotic car dealership in California that had the backing of Charles Morgan, the former chairman and CEO of Acxiom Corp.

Even With Internet, Nate Coulter Sees Long Shelf Life for Libraries

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2016 12:00 am

Nate Coulter was named executive director of the Central Arkansas Library System in December, replacing Bobby Roberts, who retired in March.

Wal-Mart's McMillon Tops Compensation List of 100 Arkansas Public Company Execs

by Gwen Moritz 8/29/2016 12:00 am

C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has returned to the No. 1 spot on the annual list of executive compensation at publicly traded companies headquartered in the state.

25 Years After the Arkansas Gazette's Closing, Veterans Consider Consequences

by Kyle Massey 8/29/2016 12:00 am

The last shot between the Arkansas Gazette and the Arkansas Democrat was fired nearly 25 years ago when the Gazette, the oldest business in the state, was shut down after 172 years and its assets were sold to its rival.

Allcorp Follows Acme Holding Into Bankruptcy

by George Waldon 8/29/2016 12:00 am

The Chapter 11 filing by Little Rock's Allcorp Inc. in July marks the third Arkansas bank holding company to enter bankruptcy court in four years.

Wal-Mart Takes Texas to Court to Crack Liquor-Sales Market

by Associated Press 8/28/2016 10:20 am

Wal-Mart's court fight to sell liquor at its stores in Texas looks to be back on track, but the courtroom is getting crowded. A federal appeals court is allowing a trade group representing liquor store operators to join a stalled federal lawsuit Wal-Mart filed against the Texas agency that hands out permits to sell booze by the bottle.

Defense Attorneys Appeal Ruling in Class-Action Case

by Mark Friedman 8/23/2016 10:01 am

Three defense attorneys last week followed the path of the plaintiffs' attorneys and filed notice that they will appeal Chief U.S. District Court Judge P.K. Holmes III's finding that they abused the court system in a controversial class-action case.

NorthShore Raid Focus of Federal Grand Jury

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

A federal grand jury has been hearing testimony related to the August 2015 searches of Powers of Arkansas and Kullander Construction Co.

Wal-Mart To Make Case in Court Over Trademark

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2016 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores' feud with a smartphone case and accessory company has now spilled over into U.S. District Court.

Recruiting Billion-Dollar Shandong Sun Paper Mill Starts With Breakfast

by George Waldon 8/22/2016 12:00 am

The future pulp mill site, five miles south of Arkadelphia, represents Shandong Sun Paper's first North American project. Construction of the complex is expected to begin a year from now and produce 250 new jobs to staff it when fully operational in 2020.

Harrison Hospital Fights Assessor's Tax Ruling

by Mark Friedman 8/22/2016 12:00 am

North Arkansas Medical Services Inc. of Harrison has appealed the Boone County assessor's decision not to grant tax-exempt status for one of its medical clinics.