Legal Archive

The Trouble With Transparency (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Would it be OK if every taxpayer-funded construction bid was let based on fake bids? I'm pretty sure that even Jake Files knows the answer to that.

Lorrie Trogden Earns Executive Certification (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Lorrie Trogden of Little Rock has earned her Certified Association Executive credential from the National Society of Association Executives.

Here Are the Draft Rules for Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Cultivators

by Lance Turner 2/24/2017 11:45 am

Final draft rules of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission will be published in statewide newspapers starting tomorrow and running through Monday, Feb. 27, marking the start of the formal 30-day public comment period.

Interim Dean for Bowen Law School Named

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/22/2017 11:48 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock announced on Wednesday that John DiPippa will serve as interim dean of its William H. Bowen School of Law. He starts July 1.

Kristi Moody Named General Counsel of Windstream

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/21/2017 11:08 am

Windstream Holdings Inc. of Little Rock appoints Kristi Moody, senior vice president and corporate secretary, as general counsel.

No Word Yet on White County Going Wet

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Despite persistent chatter, no application for a new permit to serve alcohol by the drink in Searcy has been filed with the ABC.

More Indictments Expected in Ecclesia Kickback Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Federal prosecutors may soon take more action in the kickback case involving former Rep. Micah Neal, who pleaded guilty to a federal felony in January.

Southern Bancorp CEO Takes Care of Personal Tax Lien

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

John T. Olaimey, the president and CEO of Southern Bancorp Bank of of Arkadelphia, quickly paid a federal tax lien that was slapped against him last month.

Blessings Neighbors Ben Burris, Matt Wait Drop Suits

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Burris, who owns the Arkansas Dentistry & Braces chain in Arkansas, filed a $10,000 lawsuit against Wait in Washington County District Court alleging negligence. Wait, a former punter for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks, promptly filed a counterclaim against Burris.

Librarian Sues Gravette Mayor Over Firing

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Tucked on the shelf in the little town of Gravette (Benton County) is a legal battle between the now former librarian and mayor. The bad blood started with attempts to close the library.

Biggest Deals in Arkansas Rise 11 Percent in 2016

by Jan Cottingham 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Both the value and the volume of mergers and acquisitions in Arkansas rose last year, with the value increasing 11 percent to $9.8 billion and the volume rising 10 percent to 92.

Searcy Upgrades Infrastructure for Chance at New 'Power Center' for Shopping

by George Waldon 2/20/2017 12:00 am

Public, private and public-private developments representing tens of millions of dollars in construction are in motion in Searcy. Three projects highlighting each category alone tally more than $42 million.

Former Supreme Court Justice Joins Family's Law Firm

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/17/2017 01:37 pm

Former Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Paul Danielson has joined the Danielson Law Firm.

InVeritas CEO Announces Jury Selection Service Firm

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/16/2017 10:12 am

A new firm is taking a data-driven approach to jury selection and litigation support in an effort to better engineer successful courtroom outcomes.

Arkansas Business Recognizes Finalists of 29th Annual Business of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Since 1988, Arkansas Business has honored the state's top executives, small businesses and nonprofits with the annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Surety Bonds and Marijuana Dispensaries (Todd Bryant Commentary)

by Todd Bryant 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Among the requirements for the medical marijuana dispensaries to operate in Arkansas is a medical marijuana surety bond.

Lonoke County 'Pill Mill' Case Set for March

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

The charges against Richard Johns, the suspended Little Rock physician charged with running a “pill mill” of fraudulent painkiller prescriptions, will not be dismissed and his claim that evidence was collected illegally was rejected.

Welspun Loses Insurance Case Over Fire

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

A U.S. District Court judge in Little Rock recently ruled Welspun Pipe's insurance carrier doesn't have to pay the pipe manufacturer $13.5 million for a loss tied to a 2012 fire at its Little Rock plant.

Brett Myers Files Motion To Withdraw as John Rogers' Attorney

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Brett Myers of Dallas represented Rogers in a string of civil lawsuits in Pulaski County Circuit Court. He has now filed motions to withdraw as Rogers' attorney, citing “a breakdown in the professional attorney-client relationship.”

Texarkana Convention Center Could Soon Change Hands

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/13/2017 12:00 am

Texarkana Hotels, owned by Dr. Hiren D. Patel, has entered into a $6.6 million purchase agreement with James J. Naples, and will be seeking the court's approval of the sale.

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