Legal Archive

Consent Order Imposes $25k Fine on St. Bernard

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/6/2015 02:47 pm

St. Bernard Financial Services Inc. of Russellville will pay a $25,000 fine to the Arkansas Securities Department for failing to properly supervise broker Steele Stephens.

Agent: US Prosecutor to Get Evidence About Searcy's Ex-Police Chief

by Associated Press 3/6/2015 11:41 am

A federal agent says an arson investigation into Searcy's former police chief has led to evidence over possible firearms violations, abuse of power and controlled-substance infractions.

Mike Beebe Joins Roberts Law Firm of Little Rock

by Lance Turner 3/5/2015 02:24 pm

The Roberts Law Firm PA of Little Rock announced on Facebook that former Gov. Mike Beebe has joined the firm.

Grand Jury Indicts 4 Tied to One Bank Loans to Alberto Solaroli

by George Waldon 3/4/2015 05:06 pm

A grand jury indictment names a quartet of former top executives at One Bank & Trust in an alleged conspiracy to defraud the federal government.

US Judge Won't Lift Stay in Arkansas Gay Marriage Lawsuit

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 3/4/2015 11:24 am

A federal judge says she won't allow same-sex marriages in Arkansas while the issue is pending before an appeals court.

Asa Hutchinson Names Holly Meyer to Circuit Court Post

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/4/2015 10:04 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson named Holly Meyer to Arkansas's 16th Judicial District, 2nd Division Circuit Court.

Arkansas House Panel Advances Foreign Law Court Ban

by Associated Press 3/4/2015 06:55 am

A measure heading to the Arkansas House would prohibit judges in the state from basing any rulings on foreign laws, including Islamic Sharia law.

Group Touts Arkansas Businesses Promoting LGBT Diversity

by Associated Press 3/3/2015 01:22 pm

A national group is touting more than 100 Arkansas businesses that it says are promoting diversity for gays and lesbians as it fights "conscience protection" legislation that critics say would justify discrimination.

US Supreme Court Allows Challenge to Colorado Internet Tax Law

by Associated Press 3/3/2015 11:50 am

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that federal courts can hear a dispute over Colorado's Internet tax law. One justice suggested it was time to reconsider the ban on state collection of sales taxes from companies outside their borders.

Arkansas AG Opposes Effort to Lift Stay in Gay Marriage Case

by Associated Press 3/3/2015 06:54 am

The Arkansas attorney general's office on Monday asked a federal judge who struck down the state's gay marriage ban as unconstitutional to not allow same-sex couples to wed while the ruling is being appealed.

Arkansas Senate OKs State Prison Overhaul Plan

by Associated Press 3/3/2015 06:49 am

The Arkansas Senate has approved a key part of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to ease overcrowding of state inmates at local jails.

Mark Pryor Takes Job with Venable

by Associated Press 3/3/2015 06:47 am

Former U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is taking a job with a Washington law firm's government affairs practice, months after the Democrat lost his bid for a third term representing Arkansas.

Arkansas Senate OKs State Prison Overhaul Plan

by Associated Press 3/2/2015 04:29 pm

By a 33-0 vote, the Senate approved legislation on Monday authorizing a partnership with counties around the state on regional facilities to hold inmates. The legislation, which now heads to the House, also allows inmates to apply for Medicaid benefits and provides avenues for them to enroll in drug and alcohol programs.

Arkansas House Supports Guns on Campus Bill

by Associated Press 3/2/2015 03:26 pm

Arkansas universities couldn't prevent faculty or staff from bringing concealed firearms to class under a proposal supported by House members.

Arkansas Justices Seek Higher Raises for Supreme Court

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/2/2015 02:01 pm

Two members of the Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday urged a panel reviewing salaries for elected officials to give justices a bigger pay raise than initially recommended, saying the change is needed to ensure top candidates run for the state's highest court.

Prospective Rogers Archive Buyer Tells Judge It Can Do The Deal

by George Waldon 3/2/2015 11:29 am

A would-be buyer is trying to breathe new life into its $59 million offer for the North Little Rock photo archives and sports memorabilia business once controlled by John Rogers.

Nine Billionaires with Arkansas Ties Make Forbes 500 List

by Mark Carter 3/2/2015 10:33 am

Nine billionaires with Arkansas ties find themselves on the most recent Forbes 500 list of the world's richest people, released this week.

Pyramid Transaction Adds Up to $2.9M (Real Deals)

by George Waldon 3/2/2015 12:00 am

A 17,192-SF commercial project in west Little Rock weighed in at $2.9 million. More than 168 acres near Maumelle are under new ownership after a $1.2 million foreclosure sale. And an 11.5-acre apartment tract in west Little Rock changed hands in a $1.1 million deal.

Turner Grain Trustee Asks for Chapter 7 Liquidation

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/2/2015 12:00 am

Acting United States Trustee Daniel Casamatta says keeping the company in Chapter 11 is just costing the company additional administrative expenses.

Case Closed Between Feuding Neurosurgeons

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/2/2015 12:00 am

The lawsuit between two Little Rock doctors that played out in the pages of Arkansas Business has been settled.