Legal Archive

Shots Taken in Big Whiskey's Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

The Big Whiskey's restaurant and bar in Little Rock and owner James Bryant have filed suit — again — over the opening of a Big Whiskey's in Bentonville.

Mr. Rogers In Chicago: Can You Say Prison?

by George Waldon 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Instead of plea-reduced sentencing, John Rogers faces a bond revocation hearing in U.S. District Court in Chicago for financially enriching himself through more illegal shenanigans.

Marijuana Insurance Buds in Arkansas

by Mark Friedman 11/20/2017 12:00 am

The moment last year that Arkansas voters approved the use of medical marijuana, Paul Dunn knew he wanted to sell insurance for the industry. But it won't be easy. The federal government still considers marijuana illegal.

Drilling Down To the DNA (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 11/20/2017 12:00 am

DNA testing is so cheap these days that it seems like testing any genetic material available in cases prosecuted more than, say, 20 years ago might be cheaper for the taxpayers than continuing to lock up people who are probably innocent.

Harassers Put Employers In Legal Peril

by Mark Friedman 11/20/2017 12:00 am

As a steady stream of sexual harassment allegations has surfaced in the media in recent weeks, some legal experts have predicted that those allegations will make their way to court in the form of lawsuits against the accusers' employers.

As Data Breach Costs Rise, Cyber Insurance Looks Good

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Companies are becoming more interested in purchasing cyber liability coverage as they become more aware of data breaches and the damage they can inflict on a business.

With Health Care, Allen Kerr Seeks Freedom from Fed

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen W. Kerr has over three decades of experience in insurance and financial services.

Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull Hire Christoph Keller (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/20/2017 12:00 am

Christoph Keller has joined the Little Rock office of Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull PLLC as an associate attorney with a primary practice in litigation.

Judge Bobby McCallister to Resign Dec. 15

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/17/2017 01:33 pm

Saline County Circuit Judge Bobby McCallister on Friday agreed to resign Dec. 15 following disciplinary charges linked to four felony counts related to tax evasion.

Citing Continued Criminal Acts, Federal Prosecutors Seek 141-Month Sentence for John Rogers

by George Waldon 11/14/2017 06:35 am

When the North Little Rock dealer in sports memorabilia and vintage photographs is sentenced, prosecutors are asking for 141 months in federal prison and $22 million in restitution

Marshals Museum Task? Create Civic Literacy

by Jan Cottingham 11/13/2017 12:00 am

The U.S. Marshals Museum being built in Fort Smith has a number of goals, but perhaps the most important is its role in teaching the importance of the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law.

Temporary Injunction Issued in Rick Schaeffer Foreclosure Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Washington County Circuit Judge Beth Storey Bryan has issued a temporary restraining order to prevent a bank from putting Rick Schaeffer's home up for sale on the courthouse steps Tuesday.

BlueOak Molten Metal Disaster Leads to Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

BlueOak Arkansas, the electronics recycling plant in Osceola, developed a leak in its furnace in November 2015 that resulted in molten metal escaping and causing more than $10.5 million in damage.

Court Appoints Attorney for Donna Herring in Will Fraud Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Donna Herring is represented by the Little Rock law firm Lassiter & Cassinelli, which asked U.S. District Court Judge Susan O. Hickey if Herring could file paperwork for the appointment of an attorney.

Troubled Midtown Bryant Project Positioned for a Restart

by George Waldon 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Midtown Bryant is close to achieving escape velocity from years of financial and legal entanglements that have hindered progress on the visionary real estate project.

Liquor Wholesaler Glazer's Charged Wal-Mart More, Suit Says

by Mark Friedman 11/13/2017 12:00 am

A former vice president at Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits LLC has alleged in a lawsuit that it charged Wal-Mart Stores Inc. more for alcohol than other retailers.

Joseph Kraska Moves to Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/13/2017 12:00 am

Joseph Kraska has joined the Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus law firm in Little Rock as an associate attorney.

Contractors Hope, Kullander Won't Be Retried, Charges Dismissed

by Gwen Moritz 11/8/2017 11:05 am

Little Rock area contractors Alan Hope and Mikel Kullander will not be retried on charges that they defrauded the federal government on contracts intended for companies owned by disabled veterans.

Cantrell Drug Co. Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

by Mark Friedman 11/7/2017 03:26 pm

Cantrell Drug Co. of North Little Rock filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization Tuesday, listing $7.46 million in debts.

Cash Offers & Rival Bids: Inside Bear State Bank's $391M Sale

by Mark Friedman 11/6/2017 12:00 am

Randy Dennis, the president of DD&F Consulting, thought Arvest Bank of Fayetteville and Bear State Bank of Little Rock would be a good fit.