Legal Archive

Identities of Unidentified Players in Neal Indictment Revealed

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/6/2017 12:00 pm

Everybody's talking about the alphabet soup of unindicted people and entities described in state Rep. Micah Neal's plea agreement with federal prosecutors. Arkansas Business has determined the identities of several of them.

Volkswagen to Face Lawsuit by Arkansas Highway Employees Fund, Others

by David Shepardson, Reuters 1/5/2017 09:22 am

Volkswagen AG must defend an investor lawsuit filed by pension funds, including one representing Arkansas State Highway Employees, over the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal, a U.S. judge rules.

State Rep. Micah Neal Pleads Guilty to Taking Kickbacks on GIF Money

by Gwen Moritz 1/4/2017 12:39 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that state Rep. Micah Neal, R-Springdale, had pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to direct state funds to two nonprofits in exchange for $38,000 in kickbacks.

2016: The Year in Executive Q&A

by Gwen Moritz 1/2/2017 12:00 am

This week, for the third time, we offer a compilation that appeals to the universal interest in other people: all 50 of 2016's Executive Q&A features in the first issue of Arkansas Business for 2017.

Run-DMC Founder Sues Wal-Mart, Amazon

by Jonathan Stempel, Reuters 12/30/2016 08:28 am

A founder of Run-DMC on Thursday filed a lawsuit accusing Amazon.com Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of selling a wide variety of clothing and accessories bearing the pioneering rap group's name without permission.

In the Workplace 2017: LGBT Rights and Immigration Law Compliance

by Michelle Kaemmerling and Neemah Esmaeilpour 12/30/2016 07:00 am

A look at two important employment issues that could arise next year.

In the Workplace 2017: With Overtime Rules On Hold, What's Next?

by Jane A. Kim 12/27/2016 07:00 am

Employers who intend to wait until the dust finally settles before taking steps to comply with new overtime exemption rules should consider a few things.

In the Workplace 2017: How Arkansas Employers Can Deal with Medical Marijuana

by Stuart Jackson 12/26/2016 07:00 am

Now that Arkansas has a medical marijuana law on the books, employers must prepare to address this issue. Here's how.

Judge Rules Rx Records Can Be Used Against Richard Johns

by Gwen Moritz 12/22/2016 10:39 am

Richard Johns, the suspended Little Rock doctor charged with fraudulently distributing painkillers, knew his prescriptions were being recorded in a state database and can't now keep them from being used as evidence against him, a judge rules.

Heartland Bank, Stung in NY Bankruptcy, Enters Agreement With Federal Reserve

by George Waldon and Gwen Moritz 12/20/2016 11:34 am

Heartland Bank of Little Rock enters a written agreement with the Federal Reserve a day after emerging as a creditor to a hedge fund that federal prosecutors have described as "Ponzi-esque." Heartland and its lead shareholder, Walter Quinn, have suffered from the collapse of the oil and gas industry.

Richard Johns Defense Asks Judge to Dismiss Indictment in Painkiller Case

by Gwen Moritz 12/19/2016 11:01 am

Defense attorneys have asked a judge to dismiss the indictment accusing Little Rock physician Richard Johns of illegally distributing oxycodone, including the overdose that killed a young Cabot man.

From the Political to the Criminal: Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories of 2016

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

In a presidential election like no other, Donald Trump proved all the naysayers wrong.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2016

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

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2016.

‘He Wasn't Unkind, but He Was a Crook' - Best Quotes of 2016

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

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 2016.

Notable Arkansas Deaths in 2016

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

The first day of 2016 saw the death of a political giant in Arkansas, Dale Bumpers, and in April, Ray Thornton, a respected politician, jurist and educator, died.

AMR Ready to Turn Arbitration Award Against Main Street Lofts Developers Into Judgment

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

AMR Construction LLC, general contractor on the Main Street Lofts project, is back on track to convert an $896,756 arbitration award to a judgment in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Path Cleared for Class-action Lawsuit Against 'Thunder on the Mountain'

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

Country music festival concert-goers received a legal victory last week when the Arkansas Court of Appeals found that their potential class-action lawsuit could go forward against an organizer of the canceled Thunder on the Mountain event at Mulberry Mountain near Ozark in 2015.

Update: Bentonville's Big Whiskey Plans Sours Little Rock Operator

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

The news that a Big Whiskey's franchise is opening in Bentonville left the owners of the Big Whiskey's in Little Rock with heartburn.

What a Difference A Year Makes (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

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

I don't think I've ever been so eager for a year to end while simultaneously dreading the new one.

Dickens: Relevant 173 Years Later (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/19/2016 12:00 am

If you have the luxury of Abundance, perhaps you'll take time to remember — “at this festive season of the year”— the many who feel keen Want, even in this great and generous nation.

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