Legal Archive

Clean Line Meets Resistance from Arkansas Lawmakers

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Despite the promise of jobs and clean wind energy for Arkansas, the Clean Line has met resistance in court and from the state's entire congressional delegation.

UAMS Cures RxResults' One-Sided Contract

by Mark Friedman 9/26/2016 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has corrected a contract that for nearly eight years gave a private company the exclusive right to market UAMS' intellectual property and resulted in no royalty payments for UAMS.

Wells Fargo's Other Victims (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Customers of Wells Fargo whose personal information was used to create accounts they didn't want, need or request were also victims. Those unauthorized accounts could reflect negatively on the unsuspecting customer's credit score, and that could cost them far more for far longer.

Developer Brandon Woodrome Pleads Guilty to Fraud

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 04:31 pm

Brandon Woodrome, a northwest Arkansas real estate developer, pleads guilty to one count each of bank fraud and wire fraud.

William Rockefeller, Samar Ali Join Winrock International Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 02:35 pm

Winrock International of Arkansas announced on Thursday the appointments of Samar Ali and William Rockefeller to its board of directors.

United Federal Credit Union Wins Top Honor at Best Places to Work Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/22/2016 11:35 am

Arkansas Business and the Best Companies Group honors 29 Arkansas companies with "Best Places to Work" awards, which honor firms that have exceptional workplace environments.

John Rogers Admits Cocaine Use in Facebook Post

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

You may have heard that alleged serial fraudster John Rogers recently divulged that his bad behavior included a fondness for cocaine.

Clarksville Ponzi Schemer Sentenced to 90 Months

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Federal prosecutors in North Carolina are winding up the case of ZeekRewards, an online Ponzi scheme that collected $850 million from 900,000 in-vestors in two and a half years, and two Clarksville residents were sentenced in the case last week.

Phil Herrington Files Bankruptcy as Attorney for Oklahoma Development

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock developer Philip Herrington recently filed a Chapter 11 reorganization for one of his developments in Oklahoma City.

Batesville Impact Plan Living Up to Its Name

by Gwen Moritz 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Fresh eyes, strategic planning, youthful energy and cold, hard cash are shaking up Batesville, a college town on the jagged edge of the Ozarks that is burdened with many of the same challenges as the Delta that's just minutes away.

New $25M Baptist Memorial Hospital In West Memphis To Open in 2018

by Mark Friedman 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Baptist Memorial Health Care of Memphis expects its approximately $25 million hospital in Crittenden County to open sometime in the first half of 2018.

Thanks A Million, Wells Fargo (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/19/2016 12:00 am

It is undeniably the smaller banks — the ones that don't have 1.5 million real customers, much less that many phony accounts — who have paid and are paying and will continue to pay the most for the bad acts of the banks that are too big to fail.

Nick McCarthy Makes Move to Media & More (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2016 12:00 am

Nick McCarthy has been hired as an account services coordinator at Media & More Consulting of Little Rock. McCarthy will be responsible for branding and media strategies.

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/15/2016 01:11 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announces appointments to the state Supreme Court, boards and commissions.

Inside the Legal Challenges to Arkansas' Medical Marijuana Proposals (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 9/14/2016 08:45 am

Erika Gee takes a closer look at issues identified by three legal challenges to Arkansas' two medical marijuana proposals and what to expect as the court considers them.

U.S. Attorney in Chicago Charges John Rogers for Fraud

by George Waldon 9/12/2016 01:24 pm

The U.S. Attorney in Chicago leveled long-expected fraud charges against John Rogers, the former owner of Sports Card Plus and Rogers Photo Archive of North Little Rock.

Meet 20 In Their 20s: The New Influentials Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Twenty of Arkansas' young leaders show the energy and ambition and adventurous spirit that is obvious in our state's business legends, even decades after they were in their 20s. We're proud to introduce these New Influentials and to consider all the potential they offer our state in the decades to come.

CARTI Faces Bond Trouble as Side Effect of Debt

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

A projected loss for the fiscal year that ended June 30 means CARTI won't meet the debt service coverage ratio requirements of the $50 million bond used to build its new cancer center in west Little Rock.

Bad Boy Mowers Sharpens Blade in Patent Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

Bad Boy Mowers of Batesville has hauled its cross-town competitor into court over allegations that it's infringing on a Bad Boy patent for lawnmowers.

Scalper Sued for Vexing Verizon Visitors

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/12/2016 12:00 am

The Multipurpose Civic Center Facility Board for Pulaski County is going after a Nebraska businessman for allegedly defrauding patrons of North Little Rock's Verizon Arena.