Legal Archive

Developers Want Delay of AMR Arbitration Payment

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Main Street Lofts developers are trying to slow a judicial ruling on an unfavorable arbitration outcome.

‘He Was a Gentleman' (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Ray Thornton, who died last week at the age of 87, recalled an earlier era in Arkansas politics, when compromise wasn't considered treason, when people could be political foes but personal friends or, at least, friendly.

Arkansas Midland, Magellan Pipeline Settle on Easement

by Mark Friedman 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Arkansas Midland Railroad Co. last week settled its easement dispute over Magellan Pipeline Co.'s $200 million pipeline project from Fort Smith to Little Rock.

Taxing Times: IRS Data on Refunds

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

The IRS issued more than 119 million refunds amounting to almost $403.3 billion in fiscal year 2015 after collecting more than $3.3 trillion in gross taxes.

Executive Recruiter Cameron Smith on Assessing Assistants

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Cameron Smith founded the executive recruitment firm Cameron Smith & Associates in 1992. The firm has gone on to become the top provider of executive talent to the almost 1,400 vendors doing business with Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Amanda Wilson Denton Brings Copyright Expertise to PPGMR (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/18/2016 12:00 am

Amanda Wilson Denton has joined the Little Rock office of PPGMR Law.

Judge Holmes Intends to Sanction 16 Attorneys After June 10 Hearing

by Mark Friedman 4/15/2016 10:57 am

U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III said Thursday that he intends to sanction 16 attorneys involved in a controversial class-action case for abusing the federal court system.

Profiles of the Attorneys Involved in Adams v. USAA

by Mark Friedman 4/15/2016 10:53 am

Here are profiles of the 17 attorneys involved in the case of Mark and Katherine Adams v. United Services Automobile Association.

Fewer Than 5 Percent Filed Claims in Controversial Class-Action Case

by Mark Friedman 4/14/2016 04:55 pm

Fewer than 5 percent of the victims in a controversial class-action case returned claim forms, according to a letter released Thursday by the federal judge who is considering sanctions against the attorneys involved in the case.

Wal-Mart Legal Department Gives UA Program $50K

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2016 04:13 pm

The legal department at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville has committed $50,000 per year for the next three years to support the University of Arkansas School of Law's existing diversity program.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/13/2016 01:52 pm

Governor Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced appointments to state boards, commissions, committees, councils and the state Supreme Court.

FBI Peers Into Soul of the South Finances

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Inquiries about how the Arkansas Development Finance Authority and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission came to invest more than $1.7 million in Soul of the South's short-lived financial fiasco are being made.

Plea Deal Could Be Coming in First National Bank of Lawrence County Embezzlement Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

More details about a $3.9 million employee theft at First National Bank of Lawrence County could be revealed if a former employee waives indictment and enters a plea deal.

Calling Out Boss Hogg (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Federal Reserve examiners will be trained to look for signs of a bank executive who dominates subordinates or assumes too many roles. You and I might call him a Boss Hogg.

IRS Collected Over $3.3 Trillion in FY 2015

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2016 12:00 am

The Internal Revenue Service has released its 2015 IRS Data Book, containing information about returns filed, taxes collected and other tax-related subjects.

Wording Puts Truckers in Restart Limbo

by Marty Cook 4/11/2016 12:00 am

Shannon Newton, the president of the Arkansas Trucking Association, recently traveled with representatives of state trucking companies to Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress about the rule being in a sort of limbo. The issue at hand is the 34-hour restart for drivers.

AMR Construction Wins Main Street Arbitration Case

by George Waldon 4/11/2016 12:00 am

The general contractor on Little Rock's troubled Main Street Lofts project has been awarded $896,756 in its arbitration case.

Developing Your Bench (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 4/11/2016 12:00 am

A succession plan means not only knowing who could move into an open slot, but what development gaps the candidate has for readiness and what the plans are for filling those gaps.

New Owner Takes Over Soul of the South Facility

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

Media Gateway Facility LLC purchased the 30,800-SF studio complex at 1 Shackleford Drive from Rock City Media LLC.

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.