Legal Archive

USA Truck Names Troy Robertson General Counsel

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/27/2015 09:46 am

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren named Troy Robertson general counsel. Robertson was chief counsel at Con-Way Truckload and was responsible for its legal operations and government relations in Missouri.

Bank Wants Back John Rogers SUV Sold for $100

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

On paper, someone got an automotive bargain at a public auction two months ago. However, a high bid of $100 for an SUV once owned by alleged serial fraudster John Rogers is now in controversy.

Martha Shoffner Ready To Report to Prison

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/26/2015 12:00 am

The former state treasurer, convicted in March 2014 of six counts of extortion, one count of attempted extortion and seven counts of bribery, is scheduled to begin her 30-month sentence in federal prison next Monday.

Wal-Mart Lawsuits Continue Over Tracy Morgan Accident

by Mark Friedman 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Wal-Mart's settlement of the lawsuit over events involving the 2014 vehicle wreck that injured comedian Tracy Morgan didn't end the legal fight.

Appearances Matter II (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/26/2015 12:00 am

Michael Lamoureux, the former state senator who is now Gov. Asa Hutchinson's chief of staff, has some explaining to do.

Chalk Mitchell Selected to Replace LT Simes as Circuit Judge

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2015 02:56 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Chalk Mitchell as First Judicial Circuit Judge, replacing Judge L.T. Simes II of Helena-West Helena, who died earlier this month.

John Rogers Appears in Court As Lawyers Argue Over Contempt

by George Waldon 10/21/2015 01:30 pm

John Rogers, the fallen sports memorabilia and photo archive dealer, made a surprise appearance Wednesday morning in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2015 01:16 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced appointments to state boards and commissions.

Rogers Archive Receiver to Gather Final Pieces of Conlon Collection

by George Waldon 10/21/2015 10:31 am

An agreement has been reached to reunite the famed Conlon Collection of major league baseball images from the early 20th Century.

After Sentencing, Parks Drops Suit Against Feds

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

Stephen Parks recently dropped his lawsuit against the IRS agents who, way back in 2012, raided his Heights neighborhood home and the Little Rock corporate headquarters of his business, King Coal LLC.

Marshall Mayor Sued Over Alleged Conflict of Interest

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/19/2015 12:00 am

A group of Marshall residents in Searcy County have filed a lawsuit, saying Mayor Kevin Elliott should have given up his $36,000-a-year job as head of the city's water department when he took office in January.

Richard Mays Disputes Property Valuation as Tech Park Considers Eminent Domain

by Mark Carter 10/15/2015 11:51 am

The Little Rock Technology Park Authority Board is eyeing the last piece of the park's Phase 1 puzzle and is prepared to claim eminent domain to put it into place.

Arkansas Business Hall of Fame to Induct 4

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2015 10:56 am

The 2016 inductees are: William T. Dillard II of Dillards Inc.; Dr. George K. Mitchell, former Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield CEO; former Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller; and Patricia P. Upton of Aromatique.

Arkansas Lawsuits Against VW Allege Fraud

by Alexis Hosticka 10/14/2015 08:26 am

A look at two lawsuits filed last month in Arkansas against Volkswagen.

Arkansas VW Owners File Lawsuits in State, Federal Courts

by Alexis Hosticka 10/14/2015 08:26 am

Arkansas lawyers filed two lawsuits last month against Volkswagen, the front edge of what's expected to be a wave of legal action against the German automaker over the still-unfolding emissions scandal.

Longtime Circuit Judge LT Simes Dies at 65

by Lance Turner 10/13/2015 07:48 am

Longtime Circuit Court Judge L.T. Simes II has died in a Missouri hospital. He was 65.

Angelica Rogers Hit With $15.6M Consent Judgment

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

The judgment is linked with her personal guaranty on four loans that had a total delinquent balance of $14.2 million back in November when the bank filed suit.

Crews & Associates Says Former Employee Took Client List

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Crews & Associates Inc., the Little Rock bond brokerage, has accused one of its former account executives of transferring a client list to his cellphone before resigning in September to join a competitor.

Forensic Audit Ordered But No Answers Yet in Turner Grain Collapse

by Mark Friedman 10/12/2015 12:00 am

More than a year after the collapse of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc., farmers and other creditors still don't know what happened to tens of millions of their dollars.

Former Circuit Judge Sidney McCollum Now President of Association of Attorney-Mediators

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Tthe Association of Attorney-Mediators is a national organization of licensed attorneys from 24 states who are also experienced mediators.