Legal Archive

Tech Park Moving From Concept to Physical Reality

by Mark Carter 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Having recently cleared its last property acquisition hurdle for phase one of the $100 million project, the Little Rock Technology Park Authority board now has full architect renderings in hand.

Judges of Integrity (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/14/2015 12:00 am

There is a reason that class-action law is viewed with suspicion. In 2005, Congress did what it could to rein in documented abuses of the system, especially those that unfairly favored the plaintiffs or their lawyers. And in 2013, in an especially odorous case out of Miller County, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a strategy designed to pummel defendants into settlements was patently illegal.

Vincent Chadick Joins Springdale Office of Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Vincent O. Chadick is now of counsel to the Springdale office of Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull PLLC. Chadick, a 1993 graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law, concentrates his practice on commercial litigation.

Tom Mars Joins Friday Eldredge & Clark

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/8/2015 02:28 pm

Friday Eldredge & Clark of Little Rock announced Tuesday that Tom Mars will join the firm as senior counsel on Jan. 1.

Judge Sets $50,000 Bond for John Rogers

by George Waldon 12/8/2015 12:00 pm

The conditions for the jail release of alleged serial fraudster John Rogers were set this morning at a bond hearing in North Little Rock District Court.

$4.9 Million Judgment Filed Against Walter Quinn

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Prosperity Bank of El Campo, Texas, filed a $4.9 million consent judgment against Quinn, a leading investor in Heartland Bank of Bryant.

Breach of Contract Among Allegations in Riverside Medical Legal Fight

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 12:00 am

James Miles thought he was getting a good deal when he agreed to pay $500,000 for a 30 percent ownership interest in a North Little Rock company that sells wheelchairs and other medical equipment. But it didn't turn out that way.

Attorneys Squabble as Nursing Home Case Seeks Class-Action Status

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 12:00 am

On Jan. 22, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Morgan E. “Chip” Welch will conduct a status hearing in a nursing home liability case that is seeking class-action status.

Self-Employed Predominate in Agriculture, Construction

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Self-employed Americans and those whom they hired accounted for 44 million jobs in 2014, according to the Pew Research Center.

Wal-Mart's Greg Foran No. 1 In Exec Pay At $19.5M

by Gwen Moritz 12/7/2015 12:00 am

Foran received stock awards in April 2014 for his performance as CEO of Walmart Asia and then more stock as part of a three-year performance incentive program when he was named in August 2014 to succeed Bill Simon as CEO of Walmart stores in the United States.

John Rogers Arrested for Taking Hard Drives from Archive

by George Waldon and Lance Turner 12/3/2015 01:12 pm

John Rogers was arrested Thursday morning by the North Little Rock Police on felony theft and burglary charges stemming from a late night visit to his former office, now under control of a court-appointed receiver.

Grand Jury Indicts Ted Suhl for Bribing DHS Official

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/3/2015 10:22 am

Ted Suhl, 50, of Warm Springs has been indicted by a federal grand for bribing a former deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

Millennium Health Violations Results in $256M Settlement

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/1/2015 04:06 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced Tuesday that Arkansas will receive more than $121,000 as part of a $256 million settlement with Millennium Health, formerly Millennium Laboratories.

Death and Taxes (Richard Bell Expert Advice)

by Richard Bell 11/30/2015 12:00 am

As the old saying goes, the only two things that are certain are death and taxes. However uncomfortable these subjects are, it is worth noting that with careful thought and the help of your CPA some of the discomfort can be removed.

Hot Springs Condo Fray Entering Ninth Year

by Mark Friedman 11/30/2015 12:00 am

A bitter dispute between Hot Springs developer Michael Tankersley and former investor Evelin Hampton dates back to 2007 and doesn't look like it's ending anytime soon.

Freedom of Information at Work (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 11/30/2015 12:00 am

We see the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act being chipped away at all the time. The right for citizens to know what their government knows and what their government does has to be protected vigorously.

Scott Hall Recognized as Rising Star of Region (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/30/2015 12:00 am

Scott Hall, an attorney with Hall Estill in Fayetteville, was chosen for the Mid-South Super Lawyer's Rising Stars annual list of up-and-coming attorneys. Candidates must be 40 years old or younger or have been practicing for 10 years or less.

KUAR Planning Cuba Trip for Listeners

by Mark Carter 11/30/2015 12:00 am

Public radio station KUAR is partnering with Collette Travel to bring listeners and “other curious-minded folks” to Cuba, recently opened officially to American travel, next summer.

Update: Tech Park, Richard Mays Settle on Price

by Mark Carter 11/25/2015 10:37 am

The board will pay Mays $1.037 million for the 10,000-SF property, with both sides agreeing to drop law suits. It met late Tuesday afternoon and voted to extend the offer which Mays accepted.

Gary Rickenbach Offers Conditional Guilty Plea in One Bank Case

by Gwen Moritz 11/24/2015 11:37 am

Gary Rickenbach, the former senior executive vice president of One Bank & Trust of Little Rock, offered a conditional guilty plea in federal court provided the judge agrees to sentence him to two years of probation.