Legal Archive

Ecclesia College Woes Multiply Under Federal Investigation

by George Waldon 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Ecclesia, the private Christian college in Springdale, is facing yet another federal investigation, this one by the U.S. Department of Education.

Fighting For Information (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Fort Smith lawyer Joey McCutchen is doing right in his fight for open government.

Mallory Van Dover Named New Head of Philanthropy at ACH Foundation (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/7/2017 12:00 am

Mallory Van Dover has been hired as executive director of philanthropy at Arkansas Children's Hospital Foundation in Little Rock.

DentaQuest Drops Lawsuit Against State, Armstrong

by Kyle Massey 8/2/2017 04:23 pm

DentaQuest of Boston, the bidder who sued the state of Arkansas and its procurement director, Edward Armstrong, after being disqualified for a $366 million state Medicaid dental services contract, has dropped its lawsuit.

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Court Blocks Former Tyson Manager from Joining Pilgrim's Pride

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

A Washington County Circuit Court judge has blocked a former Tyson Foods Inc. plant manager from continuing to work for a competitor.

Amy Golden McCay Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

The outstanding balance of an FDIC $324,632 summary judgment from January 2015 against Amy Golden McCay is now part of her recently filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Arkansas Lawsuit Faults Makers of Opioids

by Mark Friedman 7/31/2017 12:00 am

A Sebastian County man who became addicted to opioids sued the drug manufacturers last month in one of the latest lawsuits filed by consumers, state attorneys general and local governments against opioid makers.

I.O. Metro's Bankruptcy Leaves Unsecured Creditors Stuck with $31.5 Million in Debt

by Mark Friedman 7/31/2017 12:00 am

After a net loss of nearly $20 million in 2015 and 2016, the furniture retailer I.O. Metro LLC in March hired a Dallas turnaround company to analyze the business and develop a plan to make the company profitable. They determined the retailer couldn't be saved.

Is Vacation in Your Plans? (Alese Stroud Expert Advice)

by Alese Stroud 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Let's be clear. Sitting on a beach practicing distance management skills via email does not count as vacation. It counts as vacation only when you completely unplug.

Rainwater Holt & Sexton Add Associate Attorneys (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Randal Hobbs and Shawn Rowland have been hired as associate attorneys at Rainwater Holt & Sexton in Little Rock.

UA Economist Mervin Jebaraj on Which Fast-Growing Industry Could Be the Most Unpredictable

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/31/2017 12:00 am

Mervin Jebaraj was named the interim director of the Center for Business & Economic Research at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in April to replace Kathy Deck. He has been with the center since 2007.

Turner Grain Owners Charged with Hot Check Felonies

by Mark Friedman 7/28/2017 03:17 pm

Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. owners Jason Coleman and Dale Bartlett were charged Thursday with felonies in connection with hot checks. Coleman is facing six felony hot check counts and one felony count of theft of property by deception.

Judge Dismisses Tyson Shareholders Lawsuit

by Mark Friedman 7/28/2017 10:27 am

A U.S. District Court judge in Arkansas dismisses a shareholders lawsuit against Tyson Foods Inc. that sprang from allegations of a massive price-fixing conspiracy involving the Springdale meat producer and other companies.

8th Circuit Reverses Holmes, Tosses Sanctions Against Goodson, Others

by Mark Friedman 7/25/2017 11:53 am

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that attorney John Goodson of Texarkana and four other lawyers didn't engage in "forum shopping" in an Arkansas class-action case and tossed the sanctions against them.

Burris, Bethel Settle Dental Suit Over Commission

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Last month, Dr. Benjamin Burris and Dr. Justin Bethel, who owned Arkansas Dentistry & Braces, quickly settled a lawsuit filed against them by Dental Resources Systems Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Dispute Over Taxes Tears Family Apart

by Mark Friedman 7/24/2017 12:00 am

Roger and Shirley Bailey of Scott have become enmeshed in bitter legal fights with their youngest son Jeffrey, stemming from who should have paid payroll taxes for their business Rig-Up Electrical Services Inc.

Pasta Jack's Asks: What's In a Name?

by Jan Cottingham 7/24/2017 12:00 am

A complicated lawsuit involving operators of Pasta Jack's lays bare a business dispute that has become decidedly personal.

As Marijuana Industry Beckons, Banks Just Say No

by Gwen Moritz 7/24/2017 12:00 am

On one side is a new industry desperately needing local banking services. On the other side are bankers salivating at potential deposits and fee revenue. Between them is a federal government that outlaws marijuana.

Former I.O. Metro Pulls Out Last Stop

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

The going-out-of-business sale for what is now known as Erdos At Home recently kicked off.