Legal Archive

Asa Hutchinson Vows to Join Lawsuit Challenging EPA Ruling

by Associated Press 8/4/2014 04:15 pm

Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson is vowing to join a lawsuit challenging the federal's government's proposed rules for power-plant pollution that are aimed at reducing global warming.

FDIC Still Mopping Up Kevin Lewis' Fraud Mess

by Mark Friedman 8/4/2014 12:00 am

More than two-and-a-half years after former Little Rock attorney Kevin Lewis was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for bank fraud, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. continues to clean up his mess.

Power List Incomplete (Feedback)

by Tré Kitchens 8/4/2014 12:00 am

Little Rock attorney Tré Kitchens saw a few glaring omissions in Arkansas Business' recent Power List issue.

New Human Rights Campaign Post Shows Arkansas as Battleground (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/3/2014 11:00 am

With the hiring of a state director for the first time in Arkansas, the Human Rights Campaign has highlighted how much of a battleground the state has become in the fight over equal rights for gays and lesbians.

Forest Place Arsonist Pleads Guilty to Two Counts

by Gwen Moritz 8/1/2014 05:04 pm

Lacey Rae Moore faces at least 12 years in prison and has agreed to pay restitution of more than $12.5 million for damage caused by seven fires, including five for which criminal charges were dropped as part of her plea deal.

Judge Rules Allens Inc. Must Pay $2M Claim

by Mark Friedman 8/1/2014 11:35 am

A U.S. District Bankruptcy Court judge rules that the defunct Allens Inc. of Siloam Springs has to pay a claim totaling $2.25 million to D&E Farms Inc. of Spring Grove, Pennsylvania.

A Closer Look: Arkansas Unemployment and Employment

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/28/2014 12:00 am

The unemployment rate in Arkansas fell in June to 6.2 percent, but the number of people employed “continues to be a source of concern,” state economic forecaster Michael Pakko noted recently.

Hospitals, Medical Society At Odds Over New Legislation

by Mark Friedman 7/28/2014 12:00 am

The Arkansas Medical Society and the Arkansas Hospital Association don't see eye-to-eye on new legislation that deals with physician peer reviews. Last month, Baptist Health of Little Rock, Mercy Health System of Chesterfield, Missouri, which operates six hospitals in Arkansas, and Washington Regional Medical Center of Fayetteville filed a lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit Court challenging the constitutionality of the Peer Review Fairness Act of 2013.

Arkansas Business Presents the 2014 Power List

by Gwen Moritz 7/28/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas Business introduced “The Power List” in 2006, and after updating it annually for a few years, we decided to spread it out. That means there have been a lot of changes in 20 industries and professions since our last installment in 2011, so we've been doing a lot of rounding up of resumes and photos in the last few weeks.

One Bank Turns Attention to Scooter Stuart Life Insurance Payouts

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/28/2014 12:00 am

The leadership at One Bank & Trust has steered the Little Rock lender back to court in a new lawsuit connected with its former owner, Layton “Scooter” Stuart

Brandon Barber Should Serve About 20 Years, Feds Say

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/25/2014 08:52 am

Brandon Barber's day of reckoning approaches — he's scheduled for sentencing in Fort Smith on Aug. 13 — and federal prosecutors think the bankrupt northwest Arkansas real estate developer should spend a very, very long time in prison.

NLR Sports Memorabilia Dealer John Rogers Sued for Missed Payment

by George Waldon 7/21/2014 12:00 am

A dispute over the $1.35 million acquisition of a treasure trove of historic Major League Baseball images recently took the field in Pulaski County Circuit Court. The heir and former keeper of the famed George Burke & George Brace Collection of photographic negatives sued North Little Rock businessman John Rogers and his Sports Card Plus Inc.

Wal-Mart Execs Naturally Dominate List of Executive Compensation

by Gwen Moritz 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Top executives at the world's largest company continue to dominate Arkansas Business' annual list of public company executive compensation, starting with the new CEO, Doug McMillon.

Proposal Would Raise Arkansas' Minimum Wage Rate

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas' minimum wage of $6.25 an hour, which applies to all employers with four or more employees, is one of only four state minimums that remain below the federal wage of $7.25 hourly.

Arkansas Law Grads Still Finding Tight Market

by Mark Friedman 7/21/2014 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Bowen School of Law said it is reducing its enrollment for the fall because of the tight job market for new attorneys.

Wal-Mart Bribery Case Creeps Along in Court

by Mark Friedman 7/21/2014 12:00 am

A U.S. District Court judge in Arkansas ruled last month that a lawsuit filed in 2012 against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its directors over allegations of bribery in Mexico can move forward.

Lessons Learned (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/21/2014 12:00 am

One of our best additions to the pages of Arkansas Business in our redesign three years ago has turned out to be the weekly Executive Q&A. It's a good way of getting new voices into the paper, voices largely unfiltered by editors because the Q&As are usually done via email and we publish the answers largely as written (though sometimes abbreviated because of space constraints).

Rob Noirot, Chris Green Join DataPath (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Rob Noirot has been hired as business relationship manager at DataPath Inc. of Little Rock, and Chris Green has been hired as national sales executive. Noirot previously worked in business banking and treasury management at U.S. Bank. Green was formerly a regional manager for George R. Douglas & Associates in Memphis.

Razorclean Closes Case Against O.J.'s

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Just as the Razorclean Maids Inc. lawsuit against O.J.'s Service Two Inc. of North Little Rock was about to get dirty with O.J.'s discovery requests, Razorclean asked that the case be withdrawn.

One Bank Sells Former Scooter Stuart House

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/21/2014 12:00 am

Syed and Ayesha Samad acquired the 12,350-SF mansion in west Little Rock's gated Hickory Creek neighborhood for $1.6 million.