Legal Archive

Today's Bank Takes On Teetering Allied

by George Waldon 10/3/2016 12:00 am

The Allied Bank staff was still a little shell-shocked when they convened at the main office in Mulberry on Saturday, Sept. 24. The day after regulators took over the $66.3 million-asset lender, employees gathered to learn what the future held under the new ownership of Today's Bank of Huntsville.

Northwest Arkansas Egg Farmers Turned Out to Pasture

by Marty Cook 10/3/2016 12:00 am

A collapsed egg market and a contract loophole with their integrator have some egg producers in northwest Arkansas and east Oklahoma worried about survival.

Sweetheart of a Deal at UAMS (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/3/2016 12:00 am

UAMS' conflict-of-interest policy allowed it to enter into a contract that didn't pass the smell test of anyone who didn't have a direct interest in it and left the state's medical school vulnerable to lost revenue.

The Right To Petition Abridged (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/3/2016 12:00 am

A law which throws out a whole page of signatures if even one signer on the page is not a registered voter in the county is an example of the state Legislature interfering with the right of the people to petition the government.

Third Walnut Ridge Defendant Gets Shorter Sentence, Co-Conspirators May Benefit

by Gwen Moritz 9/30/2016 04:06 pm

Sharp-eyed lawyering resulted in a shorter prison term for Peggy Sutton, the last of three defendants to be sentenced for stealing almost $4 million from First National Bank of Lawrence County, and it could bode well for her co-conspirators.

Group Asks State Supreme Court to Dismiss Challenge to Liability Proposal

by Associated Press 9/30/2016 03:55 pm

Supporters of a ballot measure that would place limits on damages in medical lawsuits have asked Arkansas' highest court to dismiss one of two efforts to remove it from the November ballot.

Update: Brenda Montgomery Gets 57 Months in Prison for Lawrence County Bank Theft

by Gwen Moritz 9/29/2016 04:17 pm

Brenda Montgomery was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison and three years of supervised release for her part in stealing nearly $4 million from First National Bank of Lawrence County, where she was a teller.

Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas Planned Parenthood Defunding

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/29/2016 04:08 pm

A federal judge has temporarily blocked Arkansas from prohibiting Medicaid payments for Planned Parenthood patients, expanding her order that forced the state to continue paying for three patients.

New Nursing Home Standards Preserve Patients' Right to Sue

by Associated Press 9/29/2016 01:31 pm

The Obama administration is issuing new nursing home standards that reverse a longstanding industry practice and preserve the rights of patients to sue in cases of abuse or neglect.

Report: All Signatures for Lawsuits Measure Could Be Tossed

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/28/2016 12:31 pm

A judge appointed to review petitions for a ballot measure limiting medical lawsuit damages says all the signatures submitted for the proposal could be tossed if justices find the campaign didn't follow the law about canvasser background checks.

What Small Businesses Need to Know About Cyber Attacks (Commentary)

by Rodney Moore and Quinten Whiteside 9/28/2016 09:11 am

Small-business owners might think, incorrectly, that cyber security issues apply only to big business. Here are three actions every small business should consider now to prepare for a cyber attack.

Judge: Most of Arkansas Medical Pot Signatures Valid

by Associated Press 9/27/2016 04:37 pm

A retired judge appointed to review petitions for an Arkansas medical marijuana initiative has found more than enough signatures officials approved for the proposal were valid, despite efforts by opponents to disqualify it from the November ballot.

Arkansas Court Will Not Reconsider Medical Marijuana Ruling

by Associated Press 9/27/2016 01:38 pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court says it won't reconsider its decision rejecting an attempt to block votes on a proposal to legalize medical marijuana.

Arkansas Ballot Cases Test of New Canvasser Rules (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/26/2016 07:10 am

Three challenges before the state's highest court will be the first major test of new restrictions paid canvassers, and may open the door for new ways to challenge future proposals.

John Rogers Lakewood Mansion Sold for $1.3M

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

A couple last month bought the foreclosed Lakewood mansion of troubled North Little Rock businessman John Rogers.

Walnut Ridge Three Scheduled for Sentencing on Bank Fraud

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Three former employees of First National Bank of Lawrence County who have already pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Little Rock later this week.

Magnolia Appraiser Sued for Low Cut on Timber

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

A Missouri company accused a Magnolia timber appraiser and forestry management services company of making errors when handling about 4,200 acres of timberland.

Strong Liquor Store Takes Shot in Court Over Fire

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/26/2016 12:00 am

An insurance company says it shouldn't have to pay a more than $550,000 claim for fire-related damages to a liquor store in Union County.

Volkswagen Faces Long Road in Regaining Trust

by Marty Cook 9/26/2016 12:00 am

German automobile maker Volkswagen still smarting after an emissions scandal left 2,540 Arkansans eligible for buybacks.

Clean Line Meets Resistance from Arkansas Lawmakers

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Despite the promise of jobs and clean wind energy for Arkansas, the Clean Line has met resistance in court and from the state's entire congressional delegation.