Legal Archive

Grand Savings, Citizens Banks Add Execs in Rogers (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Jared Gabriele has been hired as an assistant vice president and loan officer at Grand Savings Bank. Ron Branscum has been hired as city president for Rogers at Citizens Bank.

SBA's Edward Haddock Gives Big Reasons to Think Small

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/29/2017 12:00 am

As director of the Arkansas District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Edward Haddock is responsible for all SBA programs and services as well as coordination among the SBA, the district's Small Business Development Centers, SCORE chapters and the Women's Business Center throughout the state.

ABC Director Bud Roberts, Two Others Resign

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/25/2017 04:29 pm

Gary "Bud" Roberts resigned as director of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Division on Thursday. His resignation is effective in three weeks.

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Tops Big Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Little Rock, with revenue doubling in the past five years to nearly $2.5 billion, has taken the top spot on Arkansas Business' annual list of the state's largest private companies.

Former Deepwater Heir Continues Legal Battle of Will

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Alex Peterson, whose mother allegedly created a fake will so Peterson would inherit the assets of a survivor of the Deepwater Horizon explosion who later died in an auto accident, wants a judge to reopen the case.

Procurement Prevails After Dental Contracts Approved

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:00 am

The court-challenged reasoning of State Procurement Director Edward Armstrong prevailed last week as state lawmakers gave their blessing to a $366 million duo of contracts to provide dental HMO services to Arkansas Medicaid recipients.

Thanks Legislators (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/22/2017 12:00 am

A legislative subcommittee was correct in refusing to review a request from the office of Arkansas Treasurer Dennis Milligan for more taxpayer money to pay $170,000 in legal fees charged by a private law firm.

Friday Eldredge & Clark Makes Moves; UA Announces Awards (NWA Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Kael K. Bowling, Katelyn M. Eaves and Allison C. Pearson have been hired as attorneys at Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP of Little Rock.

Monty Baugh Takes Deputy Slot in Office of Attorney General (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Monty Baugh and Renae Hudson have accepted positions in the Civil Department of the Office of the Attorney General of Arkansas.

Lawsuit: Wal-Mart Discriminated Against Pregnant Women

by Daniel Wiessner, Reuters 5/15/2017 03:18 pm

Two former Wal-Mart employees have filed a lawsuit accusing the retailer of treating thousands of pregnant workers as "second-class citizens" by rejecting their requests to limit heavy lifting, climbing on ladders and other potentially dangerous tasks.

Conway Ranch Owners Accused of Default in Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Legal tussling over a ranch-and-restaurant complex that led to foreclosure proceedings against Joanie White-Wagoner continues in Conway.

Texarkana Convention Center Buyer Makes Request for Reconsideration

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/15/2017 12:00 am

The Texas podiatrist who wants to buy the hotel and convention center on the Arkansas side of Texarkana out of bankruptcy asked a judge to reconsider the denial of some tax incentives tied to the project.

A Look Inside a $12.4 Million Slap at Wal-Mart

by Mark Friedman 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Last month a federal jury in Fayetteville ordered Wal-Mart to pay $12.4 million for damages that included willful and malicious misappropriation of Cuker's confidential information and trade secrets.

Fayetteville Attorney Seeks Sanctions Against Wal-Mart, Saying It Abused Process

by Mark Friedman 5/15/2017 12:00 am

Fayetteville attorney Mark Henry last week asked a federal judge to sanction Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for alleged discovery abuses throughout the case involving Cuker Interactive LLC of San Diego.

Wal-Mart CEO to Face Questions in Lawsuit Over Bribery

by Jonathan Stempel, Reuters 5/12/2017 08:20 am

A federal judge orders Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Chief Executive Douglas McMillon to submit to questioning in a lawsuit by shareholders hoping to learn what he knows about suspected bribery by the world's largest retailer in Mexico.

Chris Thyer Joins Centennial Bank's Trust Department

by Lance Turner 5/10/2017 01:18 pm

Chris Thyer, the former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, has joined Centennial Bank as a senior vice president in the bank's trust department.

Report: Wal-Mart Near $300M Settlement Over Alleged Bribery

by Reuters 5/10/2017 11:27 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is preparing to pay about $300 million to settle a probe of bribery by its employees in markets including Mexico, India and China, according to reports.

Governor Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/9/2017 10:46 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday announced the following appointments.

Florida Probes Tyson Foods, Pilgrim's Pride on Chicken Pricing

by Tom Polansek, Reuters 5/9/2017 07:48 am

Top U.S. chicken companies Tyson Foods Inc. and Pilgrim's Pride Corp. say that Florida's attorney general sought information from them regarding a probe into possible anticompetitive behavior.

More Red Ink for One Bank & Trust

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/8/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock's One Bank & Trust posted another quarterly loss: $1.6 million. The red ink during the first quarter marked a continuation of a trend that dates back nearly five years.

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