Legal Archive

Wal-Mart Loses Appeal in Pennsylvania Class-Action Lawsuit

by Lance Turner 12/16/2014 10:46 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville says it lost its latest appeal in a class-action lawsuit filed against it in 2002, which will affect earning per share from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015.

IberiaBank Says Funeral Home Mortgage Payments Have Gone Cold

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 12:00 am

Gunn Funeral Home of Little Rock is the subject of a foreclosure action filed by IberiaBank of Lafayette, Louisiana.

Mabelvale Couple Ordered To Pay $2.1M to Virginia Rehab Center

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 12:00 am

Judge James M. Moody Jr ordered the parents of a boy who was the victim of a surgical mistake to pay $2.1 million for his care.

Lawsuit Says Turner Grain Companies Shared Assets as 'Same Entity'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 12:00 am

The financial mess at Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley is getting messier.

Gray Divorce: Arkansas Attorneys On How Late-Life Splits Threaten Retirement

by Mark Friedman 12/15/2014 12:00 am

The divorce rate for those 50 and older doubled between 1990 and 2010, and the numbers are expected to continue to rise at an alarming rate. Those who find themselves newly single will have to manage with half the assets the couple saved for retirement — with little time to restore their accounts.

Financial Scams Burden Seniors, Investments

by Sean Beherec 12/15/2014 12:00 am

A growing number of Arkansas seniors are being targeted in fraudulent schemes and investment opportunities, derailing a lifetime of planning and absorbing money that could be used on real investments.

Steve Standridge: No Personal Gain From $7M Fraud

by Gwen Moritz 12/15/2014 12:00 am

Steve Standridge was emotional but conspicuously unapologetic when he explained to a federal judge why he committed the crimes for which she had just sentenced him to five years in prison.

Leslie Rutledge Names Chief of Staff, Legislative Director

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/11/2014 11:14 am

Attorney General-elect Leslie Rutledge names Carl Vogelpohl of Little Rock as chief of staff and Cory Cox of Maumelle as legislative director.

UALR Bowen School of Law Ranks Second in Student Yield

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2014 03:33 pm

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law ranks second in the nation in student yield, a term used to describe the percentage of accepted students that choose to enroll in a given school.

NLR Chamber, ABPG Launch Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame

by Lee Hogan 12/10/2014 01:38 pm

The North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Arkansas Business Publishing Group of Little Rock, launched the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Blake Rutherford Named Chief of Staff for Pennsylvania Attorney General

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/10/2014 01:19 pm

Blake Rutherford, a former chief of staff for Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, has been hired as chief of staff for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane, Kane's office announced Tuesday.

Fayetteville Voters Repeal Anti-Bias Ordinance

by Lance Turner 12/10/2014 09:38 am

Voters in Fayetteville have repealed Ordinance 5703, which the city council passed by a 6-2 vote in the early-morning hours of Aug. 20.

Susan Grobmyer Steps Up at Centennial in Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Susan Grobmyer has joined Centennial Bank in Fort Smith as senior business development officer. She has more than 30 years of banking and business development experience.

The Bowen I Knew (Chuck Jones Feedback)

by Chuck Jones 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Gwen Moritz's use of the word “privilege” (Editor's Note, Nov. 17) in referencing personal encounters with Bill Bowen was certainly appropriate.

Traditions That Just Need to End (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Smart retailers, the kind that survive, will adjust to consumer habits. They will recognize which things people buy online and which things they still want to buy in a store. But, as the NRF pointed out again last week, brick-and-mortar “Main Street” retailers deserve a level playing field.

Demand Rises For Body Cameras, Rarely Used by Police in Arkansas

by Sean Beherec 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Following the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August, and questions about what actually happened during his encounter with Officer Darren Wilson, there has been a resurgence in calls for all police to wear body cameras.

Ralph Bradbury Vows to Fight IRS Bill

by Mark Friedman 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Ralph Bradbury, the former president of the defunct Continental Express Inc. of Little Rock, said he will continue to fight an $823,166 judgment he recently received for the trucking company's unpaid payroll taxes.

Fort Smith Administrator Calls Sewer Pact ‘Fair Deal'

by Marty Cook 12/8/2014 12:00 am

The consent decree, which the city's board of directors will vote on Dec. 16, requires Fort Smith to pay $300,000 in fines for past violations of the Clean Water Act and spend more than $200 million to upgrade and replace the city's sewer system in the next 12 years.

Centennial Settles with Blackwood over Greystone Development

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 12:00 am

Centennial Bank of Conway has backed off of a foreclosure action against Blackwood Properties LLC, led by realty exec Steven Blackwood.

Homebuilders Association Questions Accounting of Former EVP Julie Mills

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2014 12:00 am

The Arkansas Homebuilders Association has asked a Pulaski County Circuit judge to order a former executive to account for certain financial transactions she was responsible for during her tenure.