Legal Archive

Beall Barclay Adds Two to Team (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 12:00 am

Josh Masters has been admitted as a member of Beall Barclay & Co. PLC, and Travis Teague has been admitted as a member of Beall Barclay Wealth Management LLC, both in Fort Smith.

Allens' Successor Sager Creek Also Faced Financial Trouble

by Mark Friedman 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The company that bought Allens Inc. of Siloam Springs out of bankruptcy was just a week away from filing its own Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February, according to the trustee for Allens. Sager Creek Vegetable Co. “had significant cash-flow problems,” Allens' Chapter 7 Trustee R. Ray Fulmer II of Fort Smith told Arkansas Business.

Larry Crain To See Trial in Suit As One Ends

by Sean Beherec 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The civil dispute over a Little Rock radio station has come to an abrupt end with businessman Larry Crain buying out his disgruntled partner's interest.

Civil Jury Awards $122.5M to West Memphis Doctor Maimed by Car Bomb

by Gwen Moritz 3/19/2015 09:48 am

A Crittenden County jury on Tuesday ordered Randeep Mann to pay $17.5 million in compensatory damages and $105 million in punitive damages for the 2009 car bombing that gravely injured Dr. Trent Pierce, then chairman of the Arkansas State Medical Board.

Judge Refuses to Dismiss Redman & Associates' Lawsuit Against Sales Chief

by Marty Cook 3/19/2015 09:45 am

A federal judge denied a Chinese toy manufacturer's partial motion to dismiss four counts in a $40 million lawsuit filed against it by a Rogers company.

CJRW@SXSWi: Big Data & Privacy: Are You Protected?

by Elizabeth Michael 3/18/2015 03:37 pm

Elizabeth Michael, CJRW's social media manager, takes a look at data and privacy issues discussed at this year's South-by-Southwest Interactive festival in Austin.

Sibling Rivalry Contributed to Escalated Bidding in Dunklin Properties

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Sources say $85 million was the winning bid in the court-ordered auction of farming and hunting property spread across 15,881 acres in Arkansas and Jefferson counties.

NLR Contractor Loses $1.6M Lawsuit to Philadelphia Insurance

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:00 am

A Philadelphia insurance company was the beneficiary of a $1.6 million default judgment last week against TEAM General Contractors LLC.

Southwestern Energy Subsidiary Asks for Hold on Royalties Lawsuits

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:00 am

An attorney for Southwestern Energy Co. subsidiary Seeco Inc. is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to put a hold on a class-action lawsuit in Conway County pending an appeal.

CareLink Elects Board Directors (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/16/2015 12:00 am

John Davis, president of First Security Bank in North Little Rock, has been elected to the CareLink board of directors, and Stacy Duckett of Southwest Power Pool has been named chair of the 2015 board.

Bayer Healthcare Whistleblower Still Fighting To Regain Job

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

A Little Rock man who sued a pharmaceutical company for firing him in 2010 after reporting a health care fraud continues to fight to get his old job back.

John Rogers $2.5 Million Sham Deal Included Honus Wagners

by George Waldon 3/16/2015 12:00 am

If there's a single deal that captures the fast-and-loose dealings of John Rogers, it is his purported purchase of The Oklahoman newspaper photo archives for $2.5 million in July 2011.

Nursing Home Magnate Michael Morton Considered a Top Political Donor

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Nursing home magnate Michael Morton has long been considered a go-to guy for those looking to raise political campaign money in Arkansas.

Nursing Home King Michael Morton Expanding His Empire

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Even though Michael Morton has been hit by shrapnel from former Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio's bribery scandal, the Fort Smith nursing home magnate is pushing forward with plans to expand his empire.

Soul of the South Faces Money Woes, Lays Off Some Workers

by Sean Beherec 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Less than two years after the launch of Soul of the South — backed by nearly $2 million awarded by the state — the television network is struggling to pay its bills, laying off employees and fighting at least one lawsuit.

Former Fayetteville Business Owner Found Guilty of Bank Fraud

by Mark Friedman 3/9/2015 05:39 pm

A U.S. District Court jury in Fayetteville found the former owner of a defunct Fayetteville leasing company guilty Monday of two counts of bank fraud against First Security Bank.

Attorney Subpoenas Wal-Mart Records in Redman's Fight with Chinese Company

by Marty Cook 3/9/2015 07:22 am

An attorney for Redman & Associates, a Rogers company currently embroiled in legal action with a Chinese toy manufacturer, said he has subpoenaed records from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville.

AEDC Wants Seed Money Back from Oxane Materials

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

AEDC has filed a complaint against Oxane Materials of Houston, Texas, seeking to recoup money given to the company in hopes of creating jobs in Van Buren.

Feds Say House in Rogers Should Be Repossessed After Claims of Art Heist

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

A woman who moved from Dallas to Rogers in 2013 is in hot water for allegedly cooking up an insurance scheme by which she received more than $730,000 from her homeowner's policy.

IRS Wants Six-Figure Judgement from Columbia County Man

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Kenneth McGrew was hit with a nearly $350,000 judgment for not paying taxes and penalties to the Internal Revenue Service.

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