Legal Archive

Federal Fraud Trial Against Two Doctors Pushed to November

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

The federal criminal trial of Drs. Robert Barrow and Angela Barrow has been pushed back to Nov. 2 in U.S. District Court in Little Rock.

Attorney Marshall Ney Switches From Mitchell Williams to Friday Eldredge & Clark

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Marshall S. Ney, who had been with the Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC firm of Little Rock off and on for about 20 years, started working at the Roger's office of Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP in December.

Title Granted to Magellan on Slim Piece of Pulaski Property

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Alice Gray has signed an order of possession for a 0.17-acre piece of land in North Little Rock that was the subject of an eminent domain filing.

Russellville Alderwoman Freddie Harris Questions Development Funds

by Mark Friedman 2/9/2015 12:00 am

Since fall, Russellville Alderwoman Freddie Harris has been raising questions about how tax money is being spent at the Arkansas Valley Alliance for Economic Development Inc.

Chambers of Commerce Worried Over Judge's Payment Ruling

by Mark Friedman 2/9/2015 12:00 am

A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge's ruling last month that ordered the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock to stop paying chambers of commerce and related entities for economic development programs sent shock waves through chamber offices across the state.

Sibling Dispute Leads to Sale of Farm & Hunting Land in Delta

by George Waldon 2/9/2015 12:00 am

A long-running sibling dispute is culminating this month in a court-ordered sale expected to yield a $50 million-plus transaction.

Texarkana Directors Feel Misled on Land Deals Made by City Manager

by Sean Beherec 2/9/2015 12:00 am

In the wake of a state audit, a criminal probe, a whistleblower lawsuit and an investigation by private citizens, the former mayor of Texarkana has concluded that he and other city directors were rooked.

Arkansas Supreme Court Asks Lawyers Which Justices Should Decide Gay Marriage Case

by Associated Press 2/5/2015 09:53 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court wants lawyers in a gay-marriage case to tell it which justices they believe should decide the issue.

Senate Approves Shielding Ratepayer Info from Disclosure

by Associated Press 2/5/2015 07:17 am

The Arkansas Senate voted Thursday to shield information about customers of publicly owned utilities from release, months after the state Supreme Court said the records weren't exempt from the open records law.

Arkansas House Panel Approves Public Employee Protection

by Associated Press 2/5/2015 07:16 am

Employees seeking public information would be guaranteed protection from retaliation under a proposal approved Wednesday by an Arkansas House committee.

Arkansas Senate Approves Shielding Ratepayer Info from Disclosure

by Associated Press 2/4/2015 03:31 pm

The Arkansas Senate has voted to shield publicly owned utility ratepayer information from release, months after the state Supreme Court said the records weren't exempt from the open records law.

Arkansas House Panel Approves Public Employee Protection

by Associated Press 2/4/2015 01:30 pm

Employees seeking public information would be guaranteed protections under a proposal approved by an Arkansas House committee.

Wal-Mart Driver Loses Bid to Delay Tracy Morgan Crash Lawsuit

by Associated Press 2/4/2015 01:27 pm

A federal judge has ruled against a Wal-Mart driver involved in a crash that killed a comic and severely injured actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and several others.

FCC Chairman Proposes Regulating Internet Like Phone Service

by Associated Press 2/4/2015 11:33 am

Internet service providers, including those selling wireless connections, would be prohibited from slowing down or speeding up web traffic, under rules proposed Wednesday by a top U.S. regulator that would subject the broadband industry to unprecedented regulation.

Attorney General Approves Wording for Statewide Alcohol Proposal

by Gwen Moritz 2/3/2015 03:59 pm

State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has given approval to the wording of an amendment to make all counties in Arkansas wet — the same proposal that failed in the November General Election.

Asa Hutchinson Appoints 6 to Boards, Supreme Court

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2015 03:15 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the appointments to state boards, commissions and the Supreme Court.

Babe Ruth Bat Part of $5.5M Lawsuit Against John Rogers

by George Waldon 2/3/2015 11:10 am

A $3.5 million claim by another creditor of John Rogers was filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Arkansas Gets $21.5M in Settlement With Standard & Poor's

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/3/2015 10:36 am

The Arkansas attorney general's office said Tuesday that Arkansas will share in a multimillion-dollar settlement that the federal government and 18 other states reached with Standard & Poor's Financial Services.

Florida Man Indicted in One Bank Case Could Change Plea

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 12:00 am

A Florida man who has pleaded not guilty to one count of bank fraud in connection with a $1.5 million loan from One Bank & Trust of Little Rock is scheduled to change his plea on Feb. 6.

Lloyd's Gets Go-Ahead To Sell Insurance in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2015 12:00 am

A Saline County Circuit Court judge agreed last week with former Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford that Lloyd's of London underwriters are approved to sell insurance in the state.