Legal Archive

Allied Bank Sues for Roof Damage Check Tied to Foreclosed Property

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/2/2014 12:00 am

Allied is trying to recover $46,781 deposited from an insurance check that was issued to Adron and Gwen Gilbert and Allied Bank.

Chasing History In The Race For Attorney General (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 5/28/2014 10:04 am

The 2014 race for Arkansas Attorney General could make history – but just how much is yet to be determined.

Asa Hutchinson Calls for Adjusting Prison Reform Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/27/2014 04:22 pm

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday said a 2011 law aimed at curbing Arkansas' prison population should be adjusted, as he called for increased funding to hire more parole officers.

Ben Burris Sues Dental Board to Change Law

by Mark Friedman 5/27/2014 10:50 am

Dr. Ben Burris sues members of the Arkansas Board of Dental Examiners in an attempt to change state law so that he and other dental specialists can provide teeth cleaning services.

Four Join List of 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 5/26/2014 12:00 am

The 75 largest private companies in Arkansas generated total revenue — self-reported and estimated — of $31.15 billion in their most recent fiscal years, and the price of entry to the list was $88.8 million.

Who Owns The Rights To Wal-Mart's Photographs?

by Mark Friedman 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has sued a Fayetteville photography studio, claiming it owns the rights to photos taken of Sam Walton and his family. Both Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville and Helen Huff of Fayetteville can agree that her husband, David Huff, and his father, Robert Huff, both now deceased, took dozens of photos of the retailer's founder, Sam Walton, and his family.

Your Brain on Lists (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/26/2014 12:00 am

There is something in the human brain that likes to see data organized in lists. In our newsroom, we know that our weekly lists are primarily used for sales leads — that's a service to our audience that we are happy to perform.

I've Got a Tip for You (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Every other year since 2000, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has issued a big, thick study that it calls, ominously, “Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud.” The eighth Report to the Nations was released this month, and it came to the same conclusion as earlier ones: A typical organization loses 5 percent of revenue each year to fraud.

Feds Ready To Roll Out Scooter Stuart Autos for Auction

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Five vehicles seized by the government from the family of Layton "Scooter" Stuart finally are heading to the sales block after a recent court order.

Cancellation Fee Subject of $250K Real Estate Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/26/2014 12:00 am

Wayland Realty of Newport says it's owed $250,000 after a landowner canceled an agreement to sell 620 acres in North Little Rock.

Former Voyager Financial Co-owner Sues After Payments Stop

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/26/2014 12:00 am

After getting stung by the Arkansas Securities Department, the Voyager Financial Group LLC of Little Rock is facing another mess involving its former co-owner.

Investor Sues Van Buren Stable over Racehorse's Arkansas Pedigree

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/26/2014 12:00 am

A Hot Springs woman who bought a $20,000 horse to race at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs never got out of the gate.

Export Awards Honor Arkansas Steel, Triangle Engineering, SweepScrub, Harris International, POM

by Mark Carter 5/22/2014 02:11 pm

Five Arkansas companies that do business overseas were honored at the fifth annual Governor's Award for Excellence in Global Trade awards luncheon.

On Marriage (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 5/22/2014 10:28 am

Two weeks ago Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza declared Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, sparking a statewide debate about the future of marriage and its legal, political, religious and social implications.

Problems Alleged in Arkansas Voter ID Requirement

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 5/22/2014 07:32 am

The group that sued to challenge Arkansas' law requiring voters to show identification at the polls said Wednesday it is investigating complaints that voters were wrongly prevented from casting ballots in the primary election.

Arkansas Business to Honor 21st 40 Under 40 Class

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/20/2014 10:24 am

For the 21st consecutive year, Arkansas Business will honor the state's outstanding young professionals at a luncheon for its 40 Under 40 class.

Resolution Signals New Rift with Court (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/19/2014 05:53 am

A judge's decision to strike down all Arkansas laws preventing gay couples from marrying starts a new chapter in the already contentious relationship between the state's Legislature and its courts.

Pleasant Valley Roundabout Project Highlights Civic Politics

by George Waldon 5/19/2014 12:00 am

A vocal minority in Pleasant Valley set a $600,000 street improvement project in motion nearly two years ago to slow traffic near Fulbright Elementary School. But another vocal minority, led by a federal judge, managed to derail the project last month.

Decision-Making in an Uncertain Environment (Karen Moustafa Leonard Expert Advice)

by Karen Moustafa Leonard 5/19/2014 12:00 am

We all make decisions every day. But in uncertain external and internal business environments, organizational decision-making is becoming a more complicated art. Both environments offer unique challenges for every leader.

Jeff Rand Asks for Mulligan on Plea Deal

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/19/2014 12:00 am

Did you know that Jeff Rand, former oil and gas entrepreneur, is trying to undo his plea agreement that resulted in a 57-month sentence for mail fraud?