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American College of Trial Lawyers Recognizes Steve Quattlebaum (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Steven Quattlebaum has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Government Is Not A Business (Craig Douglass On Consumers)

by Craig Douglass 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Sounds like we're again promoting the notion government should be run like a business. Well, government is not a business. And since it isn't, policymakers and implementers would struggle to make it run like one.

Plan to Change Procurement Rejected in House Committee

by Kyle Massey 3/29/2017 01:35 pm

An Arkansas panel defeated an effort to revise the state procurement proces, siding with engineers, architects and attorneys who testified that a bill to emphasize price in awarding state contracts was flawed and unnecessary

Roles Shift in Golden Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The early stages of the Chapter 7 bankruptcy of Lex and Ellen Golden have had a revolving door quality.

Homer's Restaurant Family Feud Heats Up

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

The dispute involving the children of Homer's Restaurant founder Homer Connell has escalated, with allegations that the trustee of two family trusts misappropriated money.

Zombies Beware: Pine Bluff Is Rising

by Kyle Massey 3/27/2017 12:00 am

A growing army of developers and investors are on a mission of revitalization for the city of Pine Bluff.

It Seemed Like Such a Good Idea (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/27/2017 12:00 am

I've started to think that “It seemed like such a good idea” may be the American epitaph, and manipulating our diets wasn't even the start.

Former State Supreme Court Justice Paul Danielson Joins Family Law Firm (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Paul Danielson has recently joined the team at the Danielson Law Firm after retiring from the Arkansas Supreme Court Dec. 31. T

Chamber-Backed Marijuana Bill Awaiting Governor's Signature

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/23/2017 11:42 am

A bill backed by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce to amend the state's new medical marijuana law has passed both houses and needs the governor's signature to become law.

Date Delayed for Deepwater Horizon Fake Will Trial

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2017 12:00 am

The trial date has been moved to Sept. 11 for the Camden real estate agent who was indicted for allegedly creating a fake will for a survivor of the Deepwater Horizon explosion who later died in an auto accident.

More Guilty Pleas Made in Richard Johns Pill Mill Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/20/2017 12:00 am

As expected, David Larue Scroggins of Cabot pleaded guilty last week to buying and reselling fraudulent oxycodone prescriptions from Richard Johns

The Influencers: Darrin Williams of Southern Bancorp

by George Waldon 3/20/2017 12:00 am

As CEO of Southern Bancorp, Williams, 48, oversees blending the two worlds of a for-profit lender and a nonprofit community development financial institution.

World-Class Rationalization (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 3/20/2017 12:00 am

One afternoon provided two exercises in compartmentalization: Richard Johns' plea agreement and the indictment of former state Sen. Jon Woods and Oren Paris III.

Stop Payday Lending – Again (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/20/2017 12:00 am

Arkansans have repeatedly affirmed at the ballot box that they oppose predatory lending, but two state legislators are trying to make it easier for predatory lenders to operate.

In Win for Solar, PSC Allows Grandfathering for Net Metering Customers

by Kyle Massey 3/15/2017 11:50 am

In a significant decision for solar energy, Arkansans who now get credit on their utility bills for electricity they generate at their homes and businesses will be able to continue at current rates for 20 years.

Nominate by Friday for Arkansas Business 40 Under 40

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/14/2017 11:14 am

Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who excel in their profession and are leaving their mark on the Arkansas business and nonprofit community.

Liquor Stores Ready for Next Front in Alcohol War

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

The battle has been lost but not the war. So says Francois Guilloux, managing partner of There Performance Group of Little Rock, a liquor store industry consultancy.

New Loan in the Works for K Lofts

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

A new loan from an Alabama lender for the long dormant K Lofts development in downtown Little Rock was supposed to close last week.

Shipley's Donuts Seeks Finalization of SWLR Building Sale

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

The Shipley's Donuts in south Little Rock is going to U.S. Bankruptcy Court to buy its building.

One Bad Doctor: Richard Johns Pill Mill Scheme Leads to Death of One, Ensnares Dozens

by Gwen Moritz 3/13/2017 12:00 am

By the end of this month, at least 52 people will have pleaded guilty to being a part of what prosecutors believe are the largest drug rings ever busted in both Lonoke and White counties, including the one bad doctor who was the indispensable element: Richard Duane Johns.

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