Legal Archive

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.

Arkansas Supreme Court: State Wrong to Collect Tax on Sand

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/4/2015 09:45 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled that the state was wrong to collect more than $1.3 million in taxes on sand used in natural gas drilling.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Latest Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/3/2015 11:43 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced the following appointments, including appointments to the Arkansas Workforce Development Board.

Red Alert Makes 3rd Offer for Rogers Archive: $18M Plus Stock

by George Waldon 6/2/2015 03:36 pm

Red Alert Media Matrix Inc. makes a new — and substantially lower offer — to purchase the assets of embattled photo archivist and sports memorabilia dealer John Rogers. The shell company offered $28 million cash in April and a billion shares of stock; its original January bid was $59 million in cash.

Brad Hendricks Named Chairman of Professional Ethics Committee

by Alexis Hosticka 6/2/2015 08:56 am

Eddie H. Walker Jr., president of the Arkansas Bar Association, appointed Brad Hendricks of The Brad Hendricks Law Firm as chairman of the association's Professional Ethics Committee.

Video: Tracy Morgan Says He'll Meet with Doug McMillon This Week

by Lance Turner 6/1/2015 08:31 am

Comedian Tracy Morgan, who was injured in an auto accident involving a Wal-Mart truck that killed fellow comedian James McNair last June, gave his first interview since the wreck this morning on NBC's "Today Show."

Dana Washburn Faces Lawsuit Over IberiaBank Loan

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Dana Washburn, the ex-convict from Rogers, is being dragged into federal court again, this time over allegations of defaulting on a $600,000 loan.

Saline County Home Sales Fuel Biggest Move on List of Top Real Estate Agencies

by George Waldon 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Baxley-Penfield-Moudy Realtors of Bryant made the biggest climb up the list, moving to No. 12 with sales volume of $107.4 million.

Vendors Irked by Unpaid Bourbon & Boots Invoices

by Sean Beherec 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Assets of Little Rock retail website Bourbon & Boots were sold to a new acquisition company last month, and that has left some of its vendors wondering whether they will be paid for merchandise sold under the previous ownership.

Former ABC Director Michael Langley Joins Barber Law Firm

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Michael Langley has joined the Barber Law Firm as an attorney. He most recently served as director of the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division from 2007 to 2015.

Presenting the 18 Most Expensive Home Sales in Northwest Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 6/1/2015 12:00 am

A list of seven-digit home sales in the northwest corner of the state, Benton and Washington counties.

14 Most Expensive Home Sales of 2014 in Pulaski County

by Mark Friedman 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Seven-figure home sales in Pulaski County remained flat in 2014. During the year, 14 homes sold for $1 million or more, the same figure as in 2013. But 2015 could see more $1 million homes sold.

King Coal CEO Stephen Parks Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

by Lance Turner 5/27/2015 02:21 pm

King Coal CEO Stephen L. Parks of Little Rock has waived indictment and pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud relating to a fraudulent investment scheme.

Receiver Recovers John Rogers Photos Posted For Sale on eBay

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Michael McAfee, the court-appointed receiver of the Rogers assets, discovered in March that Angelica Rogers, ex-wife of John Rogers, was listing more than 1,000 Fairfax Media photos for sale before the digitization contract was completed, a legal no-no.

Contractor Lewis May Resolves One Lawsuit, Faces Others

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Embattled Little Rock general contractor Lewis May agreed last week to pay a $3.38 million judgment.

Landowner Disputes Diamond Pipeline's Claim of Eminent Domain

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/25/2015 12:00 am

A Conway County landowner filed a challenge to the proposed Diamond Pipeline project, arguing the company behind the project should not have the power of eminent domain.

Someone's Son Is Dead (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/25/2015 12:00 am

I'm not a doctor or lawyer, but I am the only journalist who tried to warn the public about Dr. Richard Johns, so I'm hereby granting myself license to pour out my heart in a way that is — as I was reminded by the lawyer for the State Medical Board — “not objective.”

Future of Allied Bank Could Be Decided by June Ruling in Acme Case

by George Waldon 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Three of the largest creditors of Acme Holding Co. recently submitted briefs in support of converting the bank holding company's Chapter 11 reorganization to Chapter 7 liquidation.

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