Legal Archive

The Courtway Legacy (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/6/2016 12:00 am

UCA will have a hard time finding a replacement for Tom Courtway, someone of his steadiness, ability to bring people together for the good of the institution and refreshing lack of … baloney.

You Can Go Home Again: More Young Americans Living With Parents

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

Living with a parent is the most common living arrangement for 18- to 34-year-olds in the United States, the first time on record that that has been the case, according to the Pew Research Center.

Rose Law Firm Adjusts Legal Team with Promotions, New Hires (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

David S. Mitchell Jr. and Karen “Betsy” Turner have become members of the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock, and Cynthia Blankenship and Jim Fowler have joined the firm as of counsel attorneys. Jacob White has been hired as an associate attorney.

Mark Zweig Scoops Up University Village (NWA Real Deals)

by Marty Cook 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Builder Mark Zweig of Fayetteville paid $2.25 million for the 20,000-SF University Village shopping center on West 15th Street in Fayetteville.

Battle Over Air Ambulance Pay Lands in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Air Evac EMS Inc. of O'Fallon, Missouri, an air ambulance operator, says it is owed $10 million or more by Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield, which hasn't properly paid for medical flights provided to policyholders.

2 Banks Join Arkansas Business' Largest Private Companies List

by Gwen Moritz 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $34.2 billion in their most recent fiscal years, up more than 4 percent in a year.

Trustee Charges Collusion in Allens' Case

by Mark Friedman 5/30/2016 12:00 am

The trustee in Allens Inc.'s Chapter 7 liquidation has accused some creditors of scheming to buy the Siloam Springs vegetable and food processor out of bankruptcy in 2014 in order to save themselves millions while leaving most creditors holding an empty bag.

Arrest Warrant Issued for John Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

John Rogers didn't make a mandatory appearance at a May 4 hearing in Little Rock Traffic Court. An arrest warrant was issued for Rogers on May 10.

Walmart Supplier Strikes Back at AMG in Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/30/2016 12:00 am

Active Marketing Group Inc. of O'Fallon, Missouri, sued EB Brands Holdings Inc. of Elmsford, New York, and alleged EB owes it nearly $700,000 in commission payments based on work already performed under the contract.

Land in the Rock Program Helps Interns Connect, Plug Into City

by Alexis Hosticka 5/25/2016 08:36 am

Create Little Rock is providing a way for interns, law clerks, medical residents and new hires to get plugged in stay entertained during the summer through the annual Land in the Rock program.

Trial Set for June 1 for Former One Bank Execs

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

The federal criminal trial of two remaining defendants formerly of One Bank & Trust of Little Rock is still scheduled to start next week, although indications are that it will be June 1 rather than May 30.

Matt Campbell Lawsuit Against Facebook Advances

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2016 01:31 pm

Little Rock lawyer and blogger Matt Campbell's lawsuit against Facebook cleared a big hurdle this week when a federal judge in California granted in part a motion to certify it as a class action.

Former Fort Smith Insurance Agent Indicted for Investment Fraud

by Gwen Moritz 5/17/2016 03:33 pm

An indictment unsealed Monday by federal prosecutors in Fort Smith accuses William Jackson Moates Jr. of operating a Ponzi scheme that defrauded more than a dozen clients out of more than $2 million.

Developer Brandon Woodrome Accused of $6 Million Loan Fraud

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Rioux Capital of Austin, Texas, charges northwest Arkansas developer Brandon Woodrome with committing fraud.

BKD Settles With FDIC Over Kevin Lewis Fraud

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2016 12:00 am

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. last week settled its lawsuit against the accounting firm BKD LLP, just days before the trial was scheduled to begin in U.S. District Court in Little Rock.

Main Street Lofts Asks for Clarification in Arbitration

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Before a general contractor's foreclosure action begins, Main Street Lofts LLC and Main Street South LLC asked an arbitrator to split the $896,756 award for unpaid work between properties.

Business Travel Fuels Uber Growth in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Business travelers needing a ride in Arkansas are increasingly using their thumbs — not to hitchhike, but to tap the Uber app on their smartphones.

Facebook Page Offers Peek Into John Rogers' Thinking

by George Waldon 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Even the conservative assessment by a court-appointed receiver proved to be overly optimistic regarding the insolvent business interests of John Rogers, whose Facebook page recently offered up what read almost like a confession.

Suit Challenges Rule on Anti-Union Activities

by Gwen Moritz 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock was a magnet for representatives from law firms around the country last week when U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker heard arguments in the first federal lawsuit attempting to stop the Obama administration's new “persuader rule” concerning anti-union activities.

Attorney Jean Block Joins Little Rock Wastewater (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Jean Block has been hired as chief legal officer of Little Rock Wastewater. In the new position, Block will serve as legal adviser and counsel to the wastewater utility's staff and the Little Rock Water Reclamation Commission.