Legal Archive

What a Difference A Year Makes (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/19/2016 12:00 am

I don't think I've ever been so eager for a year to end while simultaneously dreading the new one.

Dickens: Relevant 173 Years Later (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/19/2016 12:00 am

If you have the luxury of Abundance, perhaps you'll take time to remember — “at this festive season of the year”— the many who feel keen Want, even in this great and generous nation.

Sun Paper, McFadden Stories Grab Online Attention in 2016

by Lance Turner 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Stories about major new economic development projects and new jobs are reliable online traffic drivers, but stories about prominent Arkansas figures or how other people's money is spent drove clicks at ArkansasBusiness.com.

Christmas by the Numbers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Holiday figures for the shopping season show slight bumps over last year.

Dusty Middleton Moves to Stone Bank in Harrison (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Dusty Middleton has been hired as senior vice president, senior lending officer and Harrison market manager for Stone Bank of Mountain View.

Regions Center Owners File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

by Mark Friedman 12/16/2016 04:05 pm

Most of the owners of the 30-story Regions Center in downtown Little Rock filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection — about a month before a hearing to decide whether to appoint a receiver for the property.

Alan Hope, Mikel Kullander Indicted in Federal Contract Scheme

by Gwen Moritz 12/14/2016 06:56 am

Two officers of a North Little Rock company were indicted on 31 felony counts related to an alleged scheme to get millions in federal contracts by falsely claiming their company was headed by a disabled veteran.

EEOC Investigating Dillard's Promotions

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

Dillard's Inc.'s resistance to a long-running race discrimination investigation by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has proved futile: A federal judge has ordered the Little Rock retailer to turn over contact information so that hundreds of past and current employees can be surveyed.

Family Owners Wrangle Over Homer's Restaurant

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

The popular Homer's Restaurant in east Little Rock is at the center of a complicated family feud pitting the daughter of the restaurant's founder against her two brothers.

Former District Judge David Stewart Joins Danielson Law Firm (Movers & Shakers)

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

Stewart was also previously executive director of the Arkansas Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission.

The Overtime Exemption Rules Are On Hold — What Do You Do Now? (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 12/8/2016 08:23 am

Attorney Stuart Jackson assesses the recent court injunction of the new federal overtime rule and says companies should consider continuing their plans to comply with it.

Gary Rickenbach Gets 2 Years of Probation, 100 Service Hours

by Gwen Moritz 12/7/2016 03:54 pm

Gary Rickenbach is sentenced to two years of probation and 100 hours of community service in exchange for pleading guilty to failing to report a crime.

Donna Smith Galchus of CGWG Dies

by Sarah Campbell 12/5/2016 11:27 am

Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus P.C. of Little Rock announces the death of founding member Donna Smith Galchus. The firm said she died Dec. 4 following a brief illness.

Rickenbach To Offer Low Risk Status for No Prison at Wednesday Sentencing

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 12:00 am

His testimony failed to convict his former co-workers, but Gary Rickenbach is still hoping to avoid prison time for his admitted role in a fraudulent loan made by One Bank & Trust when he was its senior executive vice president.

Randeep Mann's Case Against Pulaski County Jail Tossed

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 12:00 am

Randeep Mann, the disgraced former doctor who is serving life in federal prison, saw his lawsuit against the Pulaski County Detention Facility and others thrown out last week.

PACE Expands Improvement District Model

by Kyle Massey 12/5/2016 12:00 am

The Preserve at Aldersgate in Little Rock will be the first major Arkansas project taking advantage of Property Assessed Clean Energy financing.

Wal-Mart Faces More Damages In Wage Case

by Mark Friedman 12/5/2016 12:00 am

A California jury has ruled against Wal-Mart in a class-action case challenging truck driver pay policies.

Former Disney Artist Brings Magic to Rogers PR Firm (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/5/2016 12:00 am

David Kersey, a former Disney digital artist, has been hired as a senior creative director at inVeritas in Rogers. Kersey will lead creative projects throughout the country while serving in the northwest Arkansas office.

John Rogers To Plead Guilty at February Hearing

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

John Rogers, the alleged serial fraudster, will be changing his plea to guilty on one count of felony wire fraud on Feb. 3 in Chicago's U.S. District Court.

Foreclosure Surprised Regions Building Owners

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

An attorney for the owners of the 30-story Regions Center in downtown Little Rock said recently that he had no indication that a foreclosure lawsuit was being filed against the property.