Legal Archive

Wright Lindsey Jennings Names Four New Partners

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/2/2018 01:19 pm

Wright Lindsey Jennings announced Thursday four new partners: attorneys Neemah Esmaeilpour, Jason Hendren, Jaimie Moss and Glenn Ritter.

State Sen. Jake Files Pleads Guilty to Federal Crimes in GIF Scandal

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/29/2018 03:41 pm

The Fort Smith Republican waived indictment and pleaded guilty to wire fraud, money laundering and bank fraud in connection with money routed to him from the state General Improvement Fund.

'The King Can Do No Wrong': Arkansas Supreme Court Removes Right to Sue State (Adrienne Griffis Commentary)

by Adrienne Griffis 1/29/2018 01:07 pm

An Arkansas Supreme Court decision this month has a serious impact on the rights of state employees.

Governed Vs. Governors (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/29/2018 12:00 am

At a time when the free press is attacked daily by a man whose oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States seems as sacred as his marriage vows, the story of newspapers taking existential risks to tell the truth worked on me like a tonic.

Your Virtual Staff Is Clocking In (Stephen Carlisle Expert Advice)

by Stephen Carlisle 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Businesses across the country have become increasingly flexible with regard to remote workers — those people who work from an off-site location on a project basis and aren't part of the company's full-time staff. It's an attractive model for employers and workers alike, and presents unique opportunities and challenges to both parties.

New Jersey Company Cleans Up in Fayetteville (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 1/29/2018 12:00 am

A New Jersey finance company has invested in northwest Arkansas property again, this time buying two Fayetteville car washes.

As Market Values Fall, Malls Seek Lower Tax Assessments

by Mark Friedman 1/29/2018 12:00 am

Two Arkansas malls are challenging their 2017 property assessments, saying they are millions of dollars too high, a move that could become a trend as market values fall for malls and department stores struggling to attract shoppers.

Soul of the South Legal War Drags On

by George Waldon 1/29/2018 12:00 am

The legal battle over the broadcast license of KMYA-TV, Channel 49, is entering its 23rd month with resolution nowhere in sight.

Plains & Eastern Clean Line Appears Doomed In Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 1/29/2018 12:00 am

After putting nearly nine years and more than $100 million of investors' money into a $2.5 billion power transmission project across Oklahoma and Arkansas, the electric dream of Michael Skelly has shorted out.

Bentonville Case Reflects Wave of Suits By White Men

by Mark Friedman 1/29/2018 12:00 am

A Benton County man who claimed he lost his job because he was male and not Jewish recently lost his case in federal appeals court, but his allegations reflect a growing trend of white men suing employers for discrimination.

Mother, Daughter Plead Guilty in Fake Will Crime

by Mark Friedman 1/26/2018 03:23 pm

A former Camden real estate agent and her 22-year-old daughter have pleaded guilty to federal crimes related to a fake will for a survivor of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion who later died in a car wreck.

Former VA Database Manager Charged With Trying to Sell Veterans' Personal Info

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/25/2018 06:20 pm

A 32-year-old Benton man, Phillip Hill, has been charged with three federal crimes for attempting to sell the personal information of veterans and employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs, where he was formerly a database manager.

Proposal Would Allow Legislature to Waive Immunity for Lawsuits

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/24/2018 11:36 am

A group called "The Committee to Restore Arkansans' Rights" proposes a constitutional amendment that would give the Legislature the right to waive sovereign immunity in certain circumstances

Clean Line Shelves Arkansas Plans; Delegation Steps Up Attack

by Kyle Massey 1/23/2018 01:53 pm

As Arkansas' congressional delegation stepped up its war Tuesday on a $2.5 billion wind-power transmission project, Clean Line Energy Partners has confirmed that it has shelved plans to string the controversial power line across Arkansas.

Village Ventures Realty Back in Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Just after Christmas, Village Ventures Realty of Hot Springs filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection — making it the third time since February 2016 that it has gone to bankruptcy court.

Must Be Present to Win (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 1/22/2018 12:00 am

There's a lot of truth in the observation that women tend to set higher standards for themselves — and it's a darn good thing, because they will be held to higher standards.

It's About Power (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Setting clear boundaries and educating the workforce about those boundaries can help employers avoid costly legal claims.

Women Get Foot in AEDC's Minority-Business Door

by Kyle Massey 1/22/2018 12:00 am

The Division of Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise has certified 13 women-owned businesses over three months.

Women-Owned Businesses: Arkansas Ranks 23rd in Growth

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/22/2018 12:00 am

Arkansas had an estimated 80,400 women-owned businesses in 2017, employing 55,700 workers and generating sales of about $9.5 billion.

Sexual Harassment: Workplaces Must Enforce Boundaries

by Jan Cottingham 1/22/2018 12:00 am

The establishment of boundaries, education and clear policies regarding behavior in the workplace, according to lawyers and human resources experts, are key for employers.