Legal Archive

Punishment for John Goodson Gets New Look on Appeal

by Mark Friedman 2/13/2017 12:00 am

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments last week to determine if a sanction will stand against attorney John Goodson of Texarkana and four other lawyers found to have engaged in “forum shopping” in an Arkansas class-action case.

Update: State Chamber Behind Bill to Clarify Workplace Terms of Marijuana Law

by Sarah Campbell 2/10/2017 12:45 pm

A bill backed by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce to amend the state's new medical marijuana law was filed Monday by state Rep. Carlton Wing, R-North Little Rock.

8th Circuit Hears Forum Shopping Case Involving Goodson

by Mark Friedman 2/7/2017 01:13 pm

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday to determine if a sanction will stand against attorney John Goodson of Texarkana and four other lawyers found to have engaged in "forum shopping" in an Arkansas class-action case.

Real Estate Agent's Daughter Among More Indictments in Camden Fake Will Scheme

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

The 21-year-old daughter of a Camden real estate agent has been indicted along with two other family members in connection with allegations of creating a fake will for a survivor of the Deepwater Horizon explosion who died in an auto accident in January 2015.

Former Jennings Osborne Manor Title Passed to New Owner

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

The west Little Rock mansion made famous by the late Jennings Osborne officially has a new owner: John Johnson.

Herrington Bankruptcy Case Ends

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Little Rock developer Philip Herrington's Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization has been dismissed.

Online Ransom Demands Threaten Businesses in Arkansas

by Sarah Campbell 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Computer crimes using “ransomware,” malware that encrypts files then demands payment to unlock them, are growing in number and sophistication and are increasingly being seen in Arkansas.

Reverse Engineering Offers a Solution to Ransomware

by Sarah Campbell 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Experts say the best way to avoid being a victim of ransomware is to prevent it with the right policies and procedures.

Citizens Bank, Blair & Stroud Make Promotions in Batesville (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Karen Shaw and Pam Jones have been promoted to executive vice presidents at Citizens Bank of Batesville. Barrett Moore and Michelle Huff have been promoted to partners at Blair & Stroud.

New Judge Tonya Alexander Wants Her Actions to Define Her

by Stephen Simpson, The Jonesboro Sun 1/30/2017 06:52 am

Judge Tonya Alexander is the first African-American female judge to serve in Division Six of the state's 2nd Judicial Circuit Court, but that isn't what she wants to be remembered for.

Fake Will Scheme Puts Camden Real Estate Agent in Hot Water

by Mark Friedman 1/30/2017 12:00 am

A Camden real estate agent stands accused of pushing her teenage daughter into the arms of a survivor of the Deepwater Horizon explosion, and then, after he died in a car accident, faking his will to leave his nearly $2 million estate to the daughter.

Regions Center Ownership Comprised of 32 Companies

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

The owners of the 30-story Regions Center in downtown Little Rock have filed a more detailed account of their debts and assets for the building in their Chapter 11 reorganization case.

Attorney Kandi Hughes Joins Southwest Power Pool (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Kandi Hughes has been hired as an attorney at Southwest Power Pool of Little Rock in the company's corporate legal department.

Michael Lindsey Takes Seat on Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance Board (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/30/2017 12:00 am

Michael Lindsey has been appointed to the board of directors of the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance. He serves as director of public affairs and government affairs for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Bentonville

Asa Hutchinson Makes Appointments to Boards, Commissions

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/27/2017 08:57 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces the appointments to boards and commissions.

Sarah Kinser Takes Top Post in Arkansas PR Society

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2017 11:18 am

The state chapter of the Public Relations Society of America installed its 2017 officers, including Kinser, of the Arkansas Community Foundation, as president.

John Rogers' Creditors Line Up For $1.5 Million

by George Waldon 1/23/2017 12:00 am

The battle over the biggest asset remaining from John Rogers' murky business dealings and insolvent ventures begins next week in Little Rock.

Regions Center Consultant: 'Improper Actions' Led to Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

The owners of the 30-story Regions Center in downtown Little Rock weren't able to refinance a $32 million loan before it matured on Sept. 1. That put the owners on the road to bankruptcy court.

Financial Trouble Among Competing Convention Centers Split in Texarkana

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

MidSouth Bank of Lafayette will be paid proceeds from the sale of a Texarkana hotel which was sold through the bankruptcy of convention center investor Dr. Hiren Patel.

Trial Reset, Richard Johns Still Due in Court Monday

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/23/2017 12:00 am

Richard Johns, the Little Rock physician charged with running a “pill mill” of fraudulent painkiller prescriptions, is scheduled to be in court Monday, but it won't be for the start of his trial.

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