Legal Archive

Legislature, Here's Your Chance (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Last week, in disqualifying from the November ballot a proposed amendment to the Arkansas Constitution, the state Supreme Court gave the state Legislature a golden opportunity to do something right.

Private Solar's Future in Arkansas Hinges on PSC Review

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Decisions by the Arkansas Public Service Commission could promote solar generation at homes and businesses or even cripple it, advocates say, but the most critical rulings may not come for more than a year.

Pulaski County Wants To Catch Rays, Not Solar Catch-22

by Kyle Massey 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Pulaski County's lawyers see solar energy as an enticing way for businesses and county government itself to cut their electric bills, but they've encountered a kind of legal sunblock.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/14/2016 02:32 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces appointments to boards, commissions and more.

John Rogers Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Wire Fraud

by George Waldon 10/11/2016 11:26 am

Alleged serial fraudster John Rogers pleaded not guilty to one count of felony wire fraud at his Friday arraignment in Chicago federal court.

Our Health Care System Is Stupid (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/10/2016 12:00 am

There are still so many problems with the health care industry in our country that every week seems to bring fresh outrage.

Jeffrey Rand Set for Release from Federal Prison

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

On Wednesday of this week, Jeff Rand will officially be released from the oversight of the federal Bureau of Prisons' Dallas Residential Reentry Management field office.

Chemical Company Sues Delta Farmer Over Unpaid Bills

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

A Woodruff County farmer was hit with a $525,000 default judgment for not repaying a debt for agricultural supplies.

Deadline Extended in Phil Herrington Bankruptcy Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

The trustee for Little Rock developer Philip Herrington withdrew a request last week that his bankruptcy be converted from reorganization to Chapter 7 liquidation.

Sympathy For the Devil (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/10/2016 12:00 am

It's possible to sympathize with the backers of Issue 5 who are waiting to learn whether their work will be thrown off the Nov. 8 ballot because they failed to thread the needle of the state's ever more difficult requirements for getting voter-initiated issues on the ballot

Stephen Engstrom Pulls Out Of 7 Cases Involving John Goodson

by Mark Friedman 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Less than a month after Little Rock Attorney Stephen Engstrom was cleared of wrongdoing in a controversial class-action case, he asked to withdraw from seven other pending class actions in which his co-counsel included Texarkana attorney John Goodson.

Little Rock's Metrocentre Mall District Begins Dissolution Process

by George Waldon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Property owners in downtown Little Rock's Metrocentre Improvement District No. 1 are finally getting a break from decades of shouldering $12.5 million of debt.

Developer Brandon Woodrome's $2M Fraud Seen From The Inside

by Mark Friedman 10/10/2016 12:00 am

In 2013, the year he turned 26, Brandon Woodrome's Fort Smith construction company generated $10.2 million in revenue, and Woodrome had a number of projects in the pipeline. But things weren't what they seemed.

Tonya Gierke Adds Malpractice Experience to Friday Eldredge & Clark (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Tonya S. Gierke has joined the health care law practice group at the Little Rock law firm of Friday Eldredge & Clark LLP.

I Don't Want to Scare You, But… (John Hendon Commentary)

by John Hendon 10/10/2016 12:00 am

There is significant circumstantial evidence that union organizing efforts in companies of all sizes are likely to rise at an alarming rate in the next year or two.

Report: Wal-Mart Rejected Settlement with US Over Alleged Bribery

by Reuters 10/7/2016 11:33 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville rebuffed a proposal by U.S. prosecutors to pay at least $600 million to settle a corruption probe into the company's practices in markets including Mexico, India and China, Bloomberg reported.

State Attorney General Gives UALR $1M for Legal Clinic

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/7/2016 10:25 am

The Arkansas Attorney General's Office has given a $1 million grant to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law to create a Business Innovation Clinic, UALR announced Friday.

Sentences Reduced for Two Walnut Ridge Embezzlers

by Gwen Moritz 10/6/2016 10:28 am

The prison sentences ordered for two Walnut Ridge bank embezzlers were reduced by six months on Wednesday thanks to the sharp eye of their co-defendant's lawyer.

Cybersecurity Leader: Goal Is For Networks to Protect Themselves

by Sarah Campbell 10/4/2016 11:01 am

Programmers must teach computers and networks to protect themselves because they're fast but not smart, U.S. cybersecurity leader Phyllis Schneck says.

Fleming Structural Settles Suit Over Main Street Lofts

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/3/2016 12:00 am

An 11th-hour settlement ended a long-running money dispute related to the troubled Main Street Lofts project in downtown Little Rock.