Legal Archive

Consumer Suits Against Collection Firms Growing

by Mark Friedman 7/6/2015 12:00 am

A growing number of Arkansas consumers, with the encouragement of plaintiffs' lawyers, are suing debt collection firms alleging the way the debt was collected violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Millennials Rising as Biggest Share of Workforce

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The millennial generation earlier this year passed Generation X to become the largest share of the U.S. workforce, the Pew Research Center says.

Snapshot: A Guide to John Rogers' Legal Problems

by George Waldon 7/6/2015 12:00 am

After federal agents came calling at his business and home on Jan. 28, 2014, John Rogers lost control of his chaotic financial world. The known claims against the photo archivist and sports memorabilia dealer total more than $45 million, not counting $49 million in requested punitive damages.

Bank Documents Illuminate John Rogers' Dealings

by George Waldon 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Bank of Little Rock's position among creditors battered by the financial wheeling and dealing of John Rogers is uncertain. But the $203 million-asset lender was first in line to accuse Rogers of fraud among the growing crowd of litigants pursuing him in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Growing Participation Means Longer List of Largest Trade & Professional Unions

by Austin DuVall 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Arkansas Business list of the state's largest trade and professional associations is back after a four-year hiatus, complete with 15 new entries because of greater participation.

Agri-Drones Await Final FAA Rules

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

Two recent webinars hosted by a senior staff attorney at the National Agricultural Law Center at the University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture focused on the legal framework behind deploying drones for agricultural use.

Uber Hit With Complaint Over Privacy Policy

by Sean Beherec 7/6/2015 12:00 am

The Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission late last month, arguing that the policy “will claim the right to collect personal contact information and detailed location data of American consumers, even when they are not using the service.”

William H. 'Buddy' Sutton Dies at 84

by Lance Turner 7/2/2015 04:23 pm

William H. "Buddy" Sutton, a former chairman and managing partner of the state's largest law firm, died Thursday. He was 84.

Leslie Rutledge Reorganizes Civil Department

by Alexis Hosticka 7/2/2015 09:41 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Wednesday that she has reorganized her office's civil department, breaking out that department's state agencies division as its own unit.

Hutchinson Announces State Board Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/2/2015 09:29 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the latest round of appointments to state boards, panels and committees.

Asa Hutchinson Tells State to Find Execution Drug Supply

by Associated Press 6/29/2015 01:28 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says a U.S. Supreme Court ruling approving the use of the sedative midazolam in executions will allow states to move forward with lethal injections, though other issues remain in Arkansas.

Slideshow: 40 Under 40 Honorees Recognized At Luncheon

by Alexis Hosticka 6/29/2015 12:00 am

The 2015 class of Arkansas Business' 40 Under 40 were honored at a luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock on Wednesday. Each honoree gave a brief acceptance speech and answered questions such as, “What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?” and “What do you want your legacy to be 20 years from now?”

Acme Files New Suit Against Chambers in Branch Tussle

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Acme Holding Co., the parent company of the $107 million-asset Allied Bank of Mulberry, recently opened a new front in the ongoing financial dispute with its lead creditor.

Former Jennings Osborne Homes Getting New Owners

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Did you know a change of ownership is visiting two of the three Cantrell Road houses owned by the late Jennings Osborne?

Jim Bolt Sues His Attorney from Prison

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2015 12:00 am

Jim Bolt, who pleaded guilty last year to stealing $2.5 million in unclaimed property from the states of California and Nevada is making courtroom noise again.

Diamond Pipeline Asks for Condemnations in Four Counties

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2015 12:00 am

The company behind a planned $900 million crude oil pipeline filed several petitions in the past month to gain access to property for the line.

Church Buys Adjacent Site For $405,000 (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 6/29/2015 12:00 am

St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Fayetteville bought the building that housed the law firm of Estes, Gramling & Estes at 19 Dickson St.

It Ain't Over Till … (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/29/2015 12:00 am

The U.S. Supreme Court handed President Barack Obama a major victory on Thursday, upholding a key component of the Affordable Care Act by a comfortable 6-3 vote.

KFSM-TV in Spotlight After Arrest, Order

by Sean Beherec 6/29/2015 12:00 am

The arrest of anchor Liza Danver and a judge's contempt finding against Managing Editor Larry Henry that was resolved with a story assignment both grabbed headlines around the state and at national outlets, including Adweek's “TV Spy.”

Former Hogs QB Clint Stoerner Tangles with Former Business Partners

by Mark Friedman 6/29/2015 12:00 am

What started out as a perfect partnership between former Razorbacks star quarterback Clint Stoerner and three businessmen to form a Little Rock insurance agency has turned into a courtroom battle.

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