Legal Archive

PSC to Rule on Utility Rates in Solar Energy Showdown

by Kyle Massey 10/23/2017 12:00 am

A yearlong debate over the value of self-generated electricity in Arkansas is boiling down to a duel in the sun.

Beach Nabs Alabama Summa Cum Laude Honors (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/23/2017 12:00 am

Robert Beach, senior associate with Gill Ragon Owen of Little Rock, recently graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama with a Master of Laws degree in taxation and was the valedictorian of his graduating class.

Arkansas Access to Justice Commission Pushes to Unbundle Legal Services

by Mark Friedman 10/23/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Access to Justice Commission hopes changing the rules on attorneys taking a small part of a client's case, instead of the whole thing, will give Arkansans wider access to legal counsel.

Carl Vogelpohl to Lead Tort Reform Effort

by Lance Turner 10/17/2017 11:57 am

Carl Vogelpohl has been named to oversee Arkansans for Jobs and Justice, a coalition that will campaign for a tort reform measure on the ballot next year.

Builders Association Looks at House of Incarcerated Former EVP

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

The former executive vice president of the Arkansas Home Builders Association, who helped herself to $100,000 of the association's money, began serving her 12-year prison sentence in August.

Springdale Contractor Faces Foreclosure

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Arvest Bank of Rogers is seeking more than $1.3 million in a foreclosure suit filed against Springdale contractor James Randall Ball in Washington County Circuit Court.

Pro Bono Work Can Also Be Good For Business, Bill Waddell Says

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/16/2017 12:00 am

When Little Rock attorney Bill Waddell found himself in the national spotlight in August, he embraced it to spread the word on the first rural legal-medical partnership in Arkansas.

New Partnership in Delta to Focus on Kids in Need

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock attorney Bill Waddell is helping organize Monroe County Children in Trust, a one-of-a-kind partnership that will be housed at the Mid-Delta Health Systems clinic in Clarendon.

Hospital Vendors Earn Millions for Services

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Tax forms filed by nonprofit hospitals in Arkansas provide a peek into the millions of dollars the hospitals spend on their vendors.

CARTI Docs Again Get Highest Nonprofit Salaries

by Gwen Moritz 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Oncologists from Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute again dominate the list of the state's highest-paid nonprofit employees, occupying four of the top five positions with total compensation of $1.57 million to $2.3 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2016.

Courthouses Getting Safety, Security Improvements

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/13/2017 10:12 am

The U.S. Marshals Service recently announced that several federal courthouses in western Arkansas are undergoing exterior renovations aimed at enhancing building security and safety.

Even With Lien Lifted, Lawyers Still Squabble Over Quapaw House

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Former law partners Scott Poynter and John Emerson continue to fight in court over liens and loans tied to 1887 Rozelle-Murphy House.

Generations Bank Files Foreclosure on Reams

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Generations Bank filed a foreclosure suit in Benton County Circuit Court in an attempt to recoup more than $800,000 in loans provided to a Siloam Springs company.

Gravy Train Stops Here (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/9/2017 12:00 am

With the Supreme Court's latest action, the state's General Improvement Fund is presumably a thing of the past. That's probably cold comfort to legislators who are still being investigated.

Bank of the Ozarks Move Slices Reporting Obligations to Fed

by George Waldon 10/9/2017 12:00 am

When Bank of the Ozarks absorbed its parent company in June, the $20 billion-asset lender shed itself of two regulators.

Median Household Income Rises 5.6 Percent in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia had the lowest median household incomes for 2016.

Arvest Again Tops List of Largest Banks in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Total deposits in the state rose to almost $64.2 billion even as the number of separate bank charters and branch locations continued to decline.

OCC Order Wraps Up Dispute Over One Bank Loans

by George Waldon 10/9/2017 12:00 am

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in August tied up a loose end left dangling for years at Little Rock's One Bank & Trust.

Maurice Rigsby Named Vice Chancellor at UAMS (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/9/2017 12:00 am

Maurice Rigsby has been appointed vice chancellor for institutional relations at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock.

Arkansas Supreme Court: Local Grant System Unconstitutional

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2017 11:24 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court says a system of grants lawmakers used to pay for local projects around the state violated a constitutional requirement that budget measures have a distinctly stated purpose.