Legal Archive

Truth in Lending (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Black Friday isn't what it used to be, but the arrival of the spending season prompts concern about a looming threat to Arkansas consumers: the return of the illegal loan sharks euphemistically known as payday lenders.

Rainwater Holt & Sexton Add Two to Legal Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Kirby McDonald and Seth Hyder have been hired as associate attorneys at Rainwater Holt & Sexton in Little Rock.

Harding Professor Phil Brown's 4 Ways Arkansas Companies Can Keep Accounting Recruits

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

Phil Brown is a professor and co-chair of the Harding University Accounting & Finance Department at Searcy.

Stay the Course Despite Overtime Injunction, LR Employment Lawyers Advise

by Sarah Campbell and Mark Friedman 11/23/2016 03:34 pm

Local employment lawyers are advising their clients to proceed with any plans they made for implementing change in the U.S. Department of Labor's overtime rules, even though a federal judge in Texas has issued an injunction preventing the rule from taking effect as planned on Dec. 1.

InVeritas Hires State Commissioner of Revenues

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 01:24 pm

InVeritas of Little Rock announced Monday that State Commissioner of Revenues Tim Leathers would join them as vice president of consulting on Jan. 1.

Class-Action Watchdog Says Sanctions Should Stand Against Attorneys

by Mark Friedman 11/21/2016 11:19 am

A group tells the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that sanctions should stand against five plaintiffs' attorneys who were found to have abused the court system in their manipulation of a controversial case.

Malvern National Enters Walter Quinn Foreclosure

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

Another party has joined foreclosure litigation against Little Rock businessman Walter Quinn, his wife, Terry, and the Quinn Living Trust.

Confidence Continues Slump in US Institutions

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

Americans' confidence in the country's major institutions remains low, lagging behind historical averages, according to the pollster Gallup.

Karen Hutchins Says Education, Communication Key to Future of Nonprofits in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/21/2016 12:00 am

Karen K. Hutchins, chief of the Arkansas Society of Association Executives, describes what it does and what the future may hold.

Home BancShares to Buy Bank of Commerce in Florida

by Lance Turner 11/17/2016 02:18 pm

A bankruptcy court in Florida declares Home BancShares Inc. of Conway the successful bidder to buy The Bank of Commerce, a Florida state-chartered bank that operates in the Sarasota area.

Leslie Rutledge Says She's Open to Working in Trump Administration

by Timothy Ahmann, Reuters 11/17/2016 02:00 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says she is open to working in the incoming Trump administration, saying she wants to do whatever she can to help roll back regulations that are hurting U.S. businesses.

Here's the Wells Fargo Foreclosure Lawsuit on the Regions Bank Building

by Lance Turner 11/16/2016 04:09 pm

Wells Fargo Bank N.A. has filed a foreclosure lawsuit on the Regions Bank building at 400 Capitol Center in Little Rock.

How Arkansas Will Implement Medical Marijuana (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 11/16/2016 07:06 am

Erika Gee examines the regulatory, administrative and legislative steps the state government must take as it moves toward implementation of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016.

Trustee: Turner Grain Transferred $100M to Related Firms

by Mark Friedman 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley transferred nearly $100 million to its related companies a year before it filed for bankruptcy protection, according to lawsuits recently filed by its Chapter 7 trustee.

After Ray Dillon's $3M Exit, Deltic Timber Seeks a CEO

by Kyle Massey 11/14/2016 12:00 am

In the month since Ray C. Dillon retired as CEO of Deltic Timber Corp. — a departure seen as surprising and sudden — he and officers of the El Dorado company have had little to say about the transition.

IRS Seeks $1.5 Million Judgment Against Bentonville Man

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

The IRS says Andrew Busch, a former attorney who practiced in Kansas and now lives in Bentonville, owes the federal government more than $1.5 million.

Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull Adds Sarah DeLoach (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/14/2016 12:00 am

Sarah E. DeLoach has joined the Little Rock office of Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull PLLC as an associate, where she will focus her practice on litigation.

Medical Marijuana: A Fact of Life for Arkansas Employers (Stuart Jackson Commentary)

by Stuart Jackson 11/10/2016 09:57 am

Arkansas is the latest of many states to allow medical marijuana. What does the new law do, and how will it play out in the Arkansas workplace?

Wal-Mart Sued Over Sale of Fake 'Egyptian Cotton' Linen

by Jonathan Stempel, Reuters 11/9/2016 10:33 am

Wal-Mart was sued on Tuesday on behalf of consumers who said the world's largest retailer sold products falsely labeled "100 % Egyptian Cotton" from an Indian textile company for many years after it first became suspicious of their origin.

Former ASU Chancellor Repays Reimbursement for Mexico Lodging

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/7/2016 01:44 pm

Former Arkansas State Chancellor Tim Hudson repaid the $1,671.92 he was reimbursed for lodging in Mexico after an internal audit revealed that the expense had already been covered.

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