Legal Archive

Arkansas Trial Lawyers President George Wise on Technology, Tyranny and Tort Reform

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

George Wise is the 51st president of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, which was incorporated in 1963.

Wild River Country Turns Cold Shoulder on Snow Maker

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Wild River Country's attempt at bringing snow rides to the park resulted in “substantial additional costs and expenses and [it] suffered catastrophic damages, both financially and to its reputation," according to court filings by its attorney, David Grace of North Little Rock.

New Position at Hendrix College Filled by W. Ellis Arnold

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

W. Ellis Arnold III has been chosen to fill a new position at Hendrix College in Conway: senior executive vice president, dean of advancement and general counsel. He has served as acting president of the college since J. Timothy Cloyd's resignation in February 2013.

Runoff Testing Outside Groups' Clout (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/8/2014 10:55 am

Outside groups have long been playing a major role in Arkansas' top campaigns, spending millions of dollars on nationally watched races for the U.S. Senate and governor. Tuesday's primary runoff will test just how much clout they have in matchups farther down the ballot.

Bitter End to GOP Runoff for Attorney General

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/6/2014 01:03 pm

Little Rock lawyers Leslie Rutledge and David Sterling are locked in an increasingly acrimonious fight over each other's experience and conservative bona fides as they approach Tuesday's primary runoff election.

Simmons First Seeks Foreclosure on Funk

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

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff has filed suit against a local manufacturer for some unpaid loans. According to the suit, filed in Pulaski County Circuit Court, the defendant is O.D. Funk Manufacturing Inc., a company that builds outdoor metal buildings like storage sheds and carports.

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.