Legal Archive

Third Lawsuit Opens Between Chambers Bank, Golden Family

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2015 12:00 am

A third legal front has been opened in the financial disputes between Chambers Bank of Danville and the Lex Golden family of Little Rock.

Pulaski County Comes After John Rogers on Delinquent Property Tax

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2015 12:00 am

In addition to the tens of millions that creditors are trying to get out of him, he and/or his ex-wife, Angelica, owe Pulaski County more than $150,000 in taxes.

Dennis Smiley Lawsuits Settling Down

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2015 12:00 am

While Dennis Smiley Jr. awaits indictment or a plea deal on criminal charges, civil litigation continues in an effort to recoup losses from his financial wheeling and dealing.

Brandon Barber Counteroffers Judge's Order To Cash Out Life Insurance

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Brandon Barber, the former northwest Arkansas real estate developer, urged U.S. District Court Judge P.K. Holmes III to reconsider his order that calls for Barber's life insurance policy to be liquidated.

With Operating Expenses Reduced, Soul of the South's Future Unclear

by Sean Beherec 7/27/2015 12:00 am

The fledgling television network is the subject of at least two lawsuits in federal court and has been notified it owes $250,000 on a loan from the state. But at least one board member says he is hopeful that good things are in the works.

Parents Sue Fayetteville School District Over Girls' Sports

by Mark Friedman 7/27/2015 12:00 am

The families of three Fayetteville High School softball players have hauled the Fayetteville School District into court over allegations that the district treats the boys' teams better than the girls'.

The Wheels of Justice (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/27/2015 12:00 am

Justice delayed, it has been correctly noted, is justice denied. That ancient maxim came to mind last week when Little Rock businessman Matt Lile was, at very long last, sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison.

Former El Dorado Broker John L. Hill Barred From Industry for 18 Months

by Gwen Moritz 7/24/2015 03:52 pm

A former El Dorado stockbroker, John Lathern Hill, has agreed not to work in the securities industry in Arkansas for at least 18 months after regulators found that he had been making trades for other people while he was unregistered.

John Rogers to be Released Today

by George Waldon 7/24/2015 12:07 pm

John Rogers will be released from the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility today after agreeing to cooperate with First Arkansas Bank & Trust of Jacksonville.

Judge Orders Liquidation of Allied Bank Parent Company

by George Waldon 7/24/2015 11:06 am

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Ben Barry orders the liquidation of Acme Holding Co., the parent company of Allied Bank of Mulberry.

Anthony Black Elected to American Inns of Court Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/23/2015 11:11 am

Little Rock attorney Anthony Black was elected Eighth Circuit trustee on the 2015 board of trustees for the American Inns of Court.

Found in Contempt of Court, John Rogers Arrested

by George Waldon 7/23/2015 07:52 am

Alleged serial fraudster John Rogers was arrested last night at the Fox & Hound sports tavern in North Little Rock.

Matt Lile Gets 1 Year in Prison for Embezzlement

by Mark Friedman 7/22/2015 03:18 pm

John Mathis "Matt" Lile of Little Rock was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison for embezzling more than $100,000 from the insurance company where he was president.

Bourbon & Boots Designs Look Familiar to Vendors

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Several Bourbon & Boots vendors have come forward in recent weeks saying that their designs have been dropped from the company's website and replaced with eerily similar ones.

Soul of the South Owes AEDC $250,000

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 12:00 am

AEDC says Soul of the South owes payment on a $250,000 loan from the Governor's Quick Action Closing Fund that came due June 5. The AEDC granted the loan in December, bringing the total state investment in the company to $1.75 million.

Bald Knob Landlord Goes Bankrupt, Owes $4.6 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 12:00 am

A property manager who owns several projects in White and Jackson counties has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization.

Fayetteville Company Sues After Getting Stiffed on Chicken Fat

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/20/2015 12:00 am

Kow Commodities Inc. of Fayetteville said it delivered poultry fat and other products to Ethos Holdings LLC of Southlake, Texas, but was stiffed on the bill, according to a lawsuit that is now in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville.

Allied OREO Auction To Include Bank Branches

by George Waldon 7/20/2015 12:00 am

The balance sheet of Mulberry's Allied Bank is positioned to undergo a third-quarter makeover after a July 21-24 real estate auction. The $107 million-asset lender intends to liquidate a chunk of its OREO portfolio during the four-day event.

Update: Million-Dollar Dream Home in Hillcrest Focus of Lawsuit

by Mark Friedman 7/20/2015 12:00 am

The perfect home became a nightmare for Dr. Joel Dworkin when he discovered his $1.25 million manor in Little Rock's Hillcrest neighborhood had leaky windows and other issues that would cost more than $300,000 to repair.

Arkansas Business to Honor 2015 Best Places to Work at Sept. 16 Luncheon

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/16/2015 11:33 am

Arkansas Business will honor its 2015 Best Places to Work in Arkansas at an awards luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 16.