Legal Archive

Appeals Court Tosses Lawsuits Challenging Obama's Climate Change Plan

by Associated Press 6/9/2015 11:29 am

A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a pair of high-profile lawsuits challenging the Obama administration's sweeping plan to address climate change, saying it's too early to challenge a proposed rule that isn't yet final.

Judge Wendell Griffen to Rule Soon on Gay Marriages from Last Year

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/9/2015 06:58 am

A judge said Monday he'll decide in the next two days whether Arkansas should recognize more than 500 same-sex marriages that were performed in the state last year.

US Supreme Court to Review Tyson Foods Appeal Over Class-Action Lawsuit

by Associated Press 6/8/2015 01:20 pm

The U.S. Supreme Court says it will review a $5.8 million class-action judgment against Tyson Foods Inc. over the pay for more than 3,000 workers at its Storm Lake, Iowa, pork plant.

New York Media Company Is Latest to Sue John Rogers

by George Waldon 6/8/2015 11:29 am

Affiliates of Digital First Media of New York on Friday sued to recover the archives of 20 newspapers from John and Angelica Rogers.

Little Rock's Cross Gunter Seeks Woman-Owned Status

by Austin Duvall 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus, a Little Rock law firm specializing in labor, employment and civil rights defense, is close to being recognized as a woman-owned business.

Tandem Appeals To Be Heard in Brandon Barber Cases

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

A three-judge panel will hear oral arguments Thursday in the appeal of James Van Doren and on Friday in an appeal by federal prosecutors.

Central Arkansas Critics Drill Ozark Gas Over Pipeline Abandonment

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

A recent Federal Energy Regulatory Commission order revealed a new wrinkle of discontent about a pipeline project in the state.

Blue Hog's Matt Campbell Suing Facebook Over Privacy Terms

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Blue Hog Report blogger and Little Rock lawyer Matt Campbell is the lead named plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against Facebook.

Ozark Heritage Bank Wants New Name in Stone

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

First National Bank of Altheimer kept that name from the time it was chartered in 1955 until it moved from Jefferson County to Mountain View in 2009 and reorganized as Ozark Heritage Bank. Now another name change is in the works, along with a new state charter.

ACLU Monitoring Ten Commandments Monument Law

by Mark Friedman 6/8/2015 12:00 am

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas is monitoring the progress of a new law that allows the state of Arkansas to place a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Capitol in Little Rock.

How to Listen (It's Not Easy) (Barry Goldberg On Leadership)

by Barry Goldberg 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Listening is hard. Like most things that we all do, there are levels of mastery that are only available to those who practice and train. Here then is a quick overview and some suggestions about how to become a better listener.

Justice Is Good for Business (Eddie H. Walker Jr. Commentary)

by Eddie H. Walker Jr. 6/8/2015 12:00 am

How we define success has a very significant impact on our behavior. If we focus strictly on profit margins as the measure of success, we are ignoring the importance of one of the most fundamental principles upon which this nation is founded: “justice for all.” Justice is a process through which people are allowed a fair shot at the pursuit of happiness.

Trial Lawyer President Bob Edwards Sees Civil Jury Trials 'Under Attack'

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bob Edwards graduated from Hendrix College in Conway with a degree in biology in 1991. He received his juris doctor degree from the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1998. Edwards worked at the Wilkes & McHugh law firm in Little Rock from 2003 to July 1, 2013, when he started his own firm. Bob Edwards was elected the president of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association in May.

Update: Judge Issues Arrest Warrant for John Rogers

by George Waldon 6/8/2015 12:00 am

The North Little Rock businessman is in contempt of court for failing to respond to discovery requests in a civil case brought by First Arkansas Bank & Trust of Jacksonville.

First Arkansas Bank & Trust Targets John Rogers Assets to Satisfy $15M Judgment

by George Waldon 6/8/2015 12:00 am

The ardent pursuit of John Rogers' assets by Jacksonville's First Arkansas Bank & Trust has produced meager results so far. But the lender's aggrieved zeal remains undiminished to recover whatever it can toward a $15 million judgment against the alleged fraudster.

Matt Campbell's Greatest Hits: A Timeline of the Blue Hog Report

by Jan Cottingham 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Matt Campbell has broken a number of important stories that have led to resignations of public figures: Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, Circuit Judge Michael Maggio and interim Little Rock School Superintendent Dexter Suggs.

Staffing Agencies Struggle to Fill Jobs

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Bullhorn, a Boston company that provides software for the staffing and recruiting industries, in February released “The 2015 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report.”

Matt Campbell of the Blue Hog Report Keeps on Digging

by Jan Cottingham 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Matt Campbell, viewing Arkansas politics with the eyes of a liberal outsider trained in the law, has brought down three major public officials in the last two years because, he says, he doesn't like bullies and he thinks people should play by the rules.

Choosing Arkansas Judges: Elections or Selections?

by Mark Friedman 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Two high-profile cases have brought renewed attention to the question of whether Arkansas' system of electing state Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges needs fixing.

Head of New Jersey Investment Firms Gets 10 Years for Fraud

by Associated Press 6/5/2015 07:40 am

The head of a southern New Jersey investment firm was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison after admitting to fleecing investors, including in Arkansas, of millions of dollars.

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