Legal Archive

Former Hogs QB Clint Stoerner Tangles with Former Business Partners

by Mark Friedman 6/29/2015 12:00 am

What started out as a perfect partnership between former Razorbacks star quarterback Clint Stoerner and three businessmen to form a Little Rock insurance agency has turned into a courtroom battle.

Twitter Reactions of Interest to SCOTUS Ruling

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/26/2015 10:21 am

Friday's 5-4 Supreme Court ruling that extends same-sex marriage to the entire country is "blowing up" Twitter, as expected.

Kendra Clay Appointed General Counsel for the Arkansas Department of Education

by Alexis Hosticka 6/23/2015 04:48 pm

Kendra Clay will replace Jeremy Lasiter as the new general counsel for the Arkansas Department of Education beginning July 1.

Matt Morais Named Associate General Counsel at Southwest Power Pool

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 09:38 am

Morais will be responsible for legal and regulatory policy issues involving Federal Energy Regulatory Commission matters related to markets and operations, according to a news release.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2015

by Gwen Moritz 6/22/2015 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 22nd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

Game Isn't Over in Video Game Trademark Suit

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Innovis Labs Inc. of North Little Rock accused Blizzard Entertainment Inc. of Irvine, California, of trademark infringement for the use of “Overwatch,” according to Innovis' lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Little Rock.

No Timetable for Plea Deal in Dennis Smiley Jr. Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Whispers admitted it was going out on a limb by predicting in April that a plea deal for Arvest Bank's former Benton County market president Dennis Smiley Jr. was likely within a couple of weeks.

Fayetteville Express Pipeline Says Tax Assessment Too High

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Fayetteville Express Pipeline LLC has filed a challenge to the Arkansas Public Service Commission's 2014 tax assessment of its pipeline.

The Value of Humility (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/22/2015 12:00 am

Interviewing our 40 Under 40 honorees remains for the Arkansas Business staff an interesting and often uplifting assignment despite years of experience. Reading the stories of so many productive people is a cure for cynicism.

Arkansas Jobless Rate Steady at 5.7 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/19/2015 09:30 am

The state's unemployment rate was steady at 5.7 percent in May, according to data released Friday by the Arkansas Department for Workforce Services.

Report: Benton County Tops in US in Wage Growth

by Mark Carter 6/18/2015 09:07 am

The bureau measured the nation's 339 largest "jobs" counties, and Benton County's 9.9 percent wage growth from December 2013 to December 2014 was the highest in the U.S.

Update: Judge Rejects Red Alert Media Matrix's $18M Offer For John Rogers Archive

by George Waldon 6/15/2015 01:45 pm

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza rejects a proposed $18 million offer to buy assets from embattled photo archivist and sports memorabilia dealer John Rogers.

FABT Turns Eye on Angelica Rogers In Search of John Rogers Assets

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Angelica Rogers, the former wife of alleged fraudster John Rogers, is now on the firing line of collection efforts by First Arkansas Bank & Trust

Attorney Fees in Turner Grain Case Adding Up

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

As Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. winds its way through Chapter 7 liquidation, attorneys have filed paperwork seeking fees of more than $200,000.

State Alleges Medicaid Fraud in Lawsuit Against Step by Step Senior Care

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

The state Attorney General's Office has filed a Medicaid fraud lawsuit against a Little Rock elder care facility seeking penalties of more than $33 million.

Arkansas Securities Commissioner Edmond Waters on Preventing Bad Brokers from Doing Business

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Edmond Waters was appointed in February by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to succeed Heath Abshure as commissioner of the Arkansas Securities Department.

15 on Highest-Paid Nonprofit Employees List Earn $1M or More

by Gwen Moritz 6/15/2015 12:00 am

Research for this third annual list of the highest-paid nonprofit employees turned up 15 with total compensation in the seven figures, up from seven on last year's list.

New York Media Company Is Latest to Sue John Rogers

by George Waldon 6/8/2015 11:29 am

Affiliates of Digital First Media of New York on Friday sued to recover the archives of 20 newspapers from John and Angelica Rogers.

Little Rock's Cross Gunter Seeks Woman-Owned Status

by Austin Duvall 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus, a Little Rock law firm specializing in labor, employment and civil rights defense, is close to being recognized as a woman-owned business.

Tandem Appeals To Be Heard in Brandon Barber Cases

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/8/2015 12:00 am

A three-judge panel will hear oral arguments Thursday in the appeal of James Van Doren and on Friday in an appeal by federal prosecutors.