Legal Archive

Phil Herrington Files for Bankruptcy After $3M Judgment

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

The financial woes of dapper Little Rock businessman Phil Herrington have prompted a trip to bankruptcy court.

IRS Sues Gravette Man for Nearly $1.3 Million

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

A 73-year-old Gravette man was hit with a lawsuit from the IRS seeking a judgment for unpaid federal taxes.

Consultants Surprised After Pine Bluff School District Fires Them

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

From the Heart International Educational Services LLC of Nashville, Tennessee, doesn't know why the school district cut ties with it in August 2015, just months after signing a contract that was worth more than $1 million.

Turner Grain Fight Continues in Bankruptcy Court

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Richard L. Cox of Hot Springs, the trustee for Turner Grain, filed a lawsuit late last month against K.B.X. Inc. of Benton in an attempt to collect $842,000 he said K.B.X. owes Turner Grain.

Investors Battle Over Valuable Soul of the South License

by George Waldon 4/4/2016 12:00 am

A schism among Soul of the South investors has erupted into a lawsuit over control of the venture's most valuable asset: the broadcast license for KMYA-TV, Channel 49.

Assistance Programs Seen as 'Lot of Bang' for Companies' Buck

by Marty Cook 4/4/2016 12:00 am

The legal profession is especially vulnerable, but there are employees with mental health and substance abuse problems in every walk of life.

Suicide: Unseen Public Health Crisis

by Gwen Moritz 4/4/2016 12:00 am

In Arkansas, suicide is as common as traffic fatalities and three times as common as homicide. But both of those causes of death are reported routinely, while self-harm is not, making suicide seem far more rare than it really is.

Arkansas Greed (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/4/2016 12:00 am

A typical organization — business, nonprofit, government, whatever — loses 5 percent of revenue to fraud in any given year.

Kaylen Lewis Joins Rainwater Holt & Sexton (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Kaylen Lewis has joined Rainwater Holt & Sexton law firm in Little Rock as an associate attorney.

Convention Center Woes Still Splitting Texarkana

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/28/2016 12:00 am

Before dueling convention centers became a thing in Jonesboro, they were a thing in Texarkana. And it's not turning out well in Texarkana.

Siemens Lawsuit Against Monticello Tossed

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/28/2016 12:00 am

The city of Monticello recently received an early victory in its legal fight with the Illinois contractor hired for a $10 million water project.

Rickerby Collection Part of John Rogers Battle

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/28/2016 12:00 am

The battle over the bones of the insolvent John Rogers photo archives continues to narrow down to specific assets.

Stephen K. Parks' Coal Tax-Credit Scam a Deep, Dark Pit

by Mark Friedman 3/28/2016 12:00 am

Pleading guilty to a coal tax-credit scheme and entering federal prison last year didn't settle the legal issues surrounding Little Rock businessman Stephen K. Parks.

Stephen Parks' Failed Attempt to Become a Coal King

by Mark Friedman 3/28/2016 12:00 am

2013 was supposed to be a banner year for Little Rock businessman Stephen K. Parks' coal businesses, but things were falling apart even before the year arrived.

No Ruling Yet from Holmes on Attorney Sanctions in Class-action Cases

by Mark Friedman 3/28/2016 12:00 am

As of Monday morning, an order had not been issued involving possible sanctions against 17 lawyers who were involved in a class-action lawsuit.

A Checklist for Buying Real Property (Cliff McKinney Expert Advice)

by Cliff McKinney 3/28/2016 12:00 am

No one buys a car without researching it — looking up facts from the maker, reading reviews, test driving, etc. In other words, a car buyer does his or her due diligence before making a purchase. The same concept applies for real estate, only on a much larger scale because of the high price of real estate and complicated issues.

Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull Adds Scott Lar to Springdale Office (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/28/2016 12:00 am

A 2011 graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law, Lar has a master of law degree in taxation from the University of Florida and concentrates his practice on mergers and acquisitions, taxation, corporate transactions and estate planning.

M&M Bankruptcy Lists Over $8 Million in Debts

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

The Conway firm that provided environmental services to the oil and gas industries filed for bankruptcy liquidation last month, but it didn't list many financial details. The amended filing reports M&M has $3.2 million in assets.

Arkansas Business Presents The Power List 2016

by Gwen Moritz 3/21/2016 12:00 am

The total number on our list this time is 179, but our goal has never been a particular number. Our goal is to give readers a resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest companies or institutions in the individual industries. And some industries have broader bases than others.

Foreclosures Filed on Two More John Rogers Properties

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2016 12:00 am

A new creditor recently became a late entry in the financial freefall of alleged serial fraudster John Rogers.