Legal Archive

Angelica Rogers Hit With $15.6M Consent Judgment

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

The judgment is linked with her personal guaranty on four loans that had a total delinquent balance of $14.2 million back in November when the bank filed suit.

Crews & Associates Says Former Employee Took Client List

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Crews & Associates Inc., the Little Rock bond brokerage, has accused one of its former account executives of transferring a client list to his cellphone before resigning in September to join a competitor.

Forensic Audit Ordered But No Answers Yet in Turner Grain Collapse

by Mark Friedman 10/12/2015 12:00 am

More than a year after the collapse of Turner Grain Merchandising Inc., farmers and other creditors still don't know what happened to tens of millions of their dollars.

Former Circuit Judge Sidney McCollum Now President of Association of Attorney-Mediators

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Tthe Association of Attorney-Mediators is a national organization of licensed attorneys from 24 states who are also experienced mediators.

Philip Elmore Joins Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull in Springdale (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/12/2015 12:00 am

Newly licensed in 2015, Elmore received his law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law.

Steve Parks Sentenced to 27 Months for Tax Credit Fraud

by Gwen Moritz 10/7/2015 05:04 pm

Stephen K. Parks of Little Rock was sentenced Wednesday to 27 months in prison and ordered to pay $845,000 in restitution to the IRS.

Scott Varady to Lead Razorback Foundation

by Marty Cook 10/6/2015 12:42 pm

Scott Varady, the University of Arkansas' general counsel, has been named executive director and general counsel of the Razorback Foundation.

Crews & Associates Pays Self-Reported Penalty to SEC

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2015 12:00 am

Crews & Associates, the Little Rock bond brokerage owned by First Security Corp. of Searcy, agreed last week to pay a $250,000 penalty to the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

Settlement Will Boost One Bank's Capital

by George Waldon 10/5/2015 12:00 am

A financial decision that Layton “Scooter” Stuart made in the weeks preceding his death in March 2013 is breathing fiscal life into Little Rock's One Bank & Trust. The de facto capital injection is happening in a way that he didn't plan and couldn't have foreseen.

Allegiance Health Faces Lawsuits, Tax Liens

by Mark Friedman 10/5/2015 12:00 am

The abrupt resignation last month of the CEO of North Metro Medical Center in Jacksonville is the latest in a series of problems facing the company that manages the hospital, Allegiance Health Management Inc. of Shreveport.

Allegiance Disputed Dumas Hospital Deal

by Mark Friedman 10/5/2015 12:00 am

In addition to more recent disputes, Allegiance Health Management Inc. of Shreveport also ended up in litigation over the management contract for Delta Memorial Hospital in Dumas.

Simmons First National Bank Names New VP

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 02:05 pm

Rosalind M. Mouser of Pine Bluff has joined Simmons First National Bank as senior vice president and deputy general counsel.

One Bank Announces Settlement Over 'Scooter' Stuart Money

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/1/2015 11:50 am

One Bank & Trust of Little Rock on Thursday announced the settlement of an $18 million lawsuit over assets seized from entities connected with the late Layton "Scooter" Stuart, its former CEO.

Parties Close to Final Settlement Over 'Scooter' Stuart Money

by George Waldon 9/28/2015 11:39 am

The final paperwork is nearing completion on a settlement agreement that will boost the equity capital at Little Rock's One Bank & Trust by $6.9 million.

Allied Access Sore Subject Between Chambers Bank, Acme Holding

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

The testy relationship between Acme Holding Co. and the leading creditor in its bankruptcy, evident in a two-day hearing in April, hasn't improved.

Online Betting Operation Goes Bust in Washington County

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Timothy Clower Bryant of Fayetteville waived indictment and pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville to one count of operating an illegal gambling business.

Texarkana Restaurant Gets $25K Tab from DirecTV

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/28/2015 12:00 am

La Fogata owner Jesus Montes recently agreed to pay $25,000 to DirecTV of El Segundo, California, over allegations that the restaurant didn't have a valid commercial account to show the satellite provider's content on Dec. 19, 2013, according to DirecTV's lawsuit filed last year in U.S. District Court in Texarkana.

Legal Fallout Facing John Rogers Mounts

by George Waldon 9/28/2015 12:00 am

A new lawsuit, an expanded fraud complaint, a default judgment and a contempt hearing have added to the legal tapestry woven around North Little Rock businessman John Rogers.

Public Pension Funds Branch Out Globally

by Jan Cottingham 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Public employee pension funds, including those in Arkansas, increasingly have moved into “alternative investments” as a way to spread risk and boost returns.

Financial Industry Opposes Obama's Attempt to Expand Fiduciary Rule

by Gwen Moritz 9/28/2015 12:00 am

The financial industry is pushing back — hard, and with political support — against a second attempt by the Obama administration to impose a standardized fiduciary rule on all givers of retirement advice, particularly those now held to a lower standard of merely not recommending investments that are clearly unsuitable.


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