Legal Archive

Attorney Scott Morgan Honored for Pro Bono Work (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/27/2016 12:00 am

Scott Morgan, attorney at PPGMR Law PLLC, was recently selected as Pulaski County Vocals 2016 Attorney of the Year.

Update: No Action on Lawyer Sanctions; Holmes Rethinking Finding of 'Bad Faith'

by Gwen Moritz 6/24/2016 10:44 am

Judge P.K. Holmes III did not issue sanctions to 16 attorneys in a controversial class-action case, and said that briefs and affidavits submitted by the attorneys called into question his previous finding of bad faith.

Class-Action Attorneys Subject of New Class-Action Suit

by Gwen Moritz 6/21/2016 11:18 am

Robert Trammell, the Little Rock attorney who tried to slow down a controversial class-action settlement in Polk County Circuit Court last fall, has now filed a class-action suit against the lawyers who are set to be sanctioned for abusing the court system.

John Rogers Court Absence Defaults Judgment to California Creditor

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

There were rumblings that alleged serial fraudster John Rogers was going to California to defend himself at a June 6 trial. That didn't happen.

Class-Action Attorneys Claim Trial by Media Punishment Enough

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

The plaintiffs' attorneys in a controversial insurance class-action case in west Arkansas have argued that they shouldn't be sanctioned because they have already been “severely punished” in the media.

Arkansas Business Presents the 40 Under 40 Class of 2016

by Gwen Moritz 6/20/2016 12:00 am

This week's Arkansas Business is dedicated to our 23rd class of 40 Under 40 honorees, those young leaders of business, government and nonprofits that our internal selection team believes readers need to know.

Class Action, Or Lone Case Of Paid Debt?

by Mark Friedman 6/20/2016 12:00 am

When William Echols of Amity made a nearly $1,400 credit card payment in 2012, he thought he was done with the bill. But it was only the beginning.

Madeline Moore Joins CGWG Law Firm (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

Madeline Moore has joined the Little Rock office of Cross Gunter Witherspoon & Galchus PC as an associate attorney.

Class-Action Attorneys Ask Judge Not to Impose Sanctions

by Mark Friedman 6/16/2016 09:53 am

The plaintiffs' attorneys in a controversial class-action case have asked Chief U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III to use his discretion and not sanction them next week for abusing the federal court system.

Federal Hearing Set for Dillard's in EEOC Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

A U.S. District Court judge recently ordered Dillard's Inc. to explain why it won't comply with a subpoena from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Main Street Lofts Could Find Buyer Before Foreclosure

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

A sale may be in motion at the money-troubled Main Street Lofts. This latest version involves all three buildings at the downtown Little Rock project.

How to Hire a Lawyer (Vincent O. Chadick Expert Advice)

by Vincent O. Chadick 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Here are six modest suggestions for contacting and, if appropriate, hiring a lawyer. And doing it right.

Preparing for the Drone Revolution (Micah Goodwin Expert Advice)

by Micah Goodwin 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Drone law is still in flux, so it's important to understand both the current legal framework and where the law is headed.

Arkansas Lawyers Nationally Ranked No. 45 in Wages

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on March 30 that the annual mean wage for lawyers in Arkansas in May 2015, the latest figures available, was $100,320.

Attorney David Couch Wields Initiatives To Change the Law

by Jan Cottingham 6/13/2016 12:00 am

David Couch's law practice is increasingly devoted to voter-initiated acts and constitutional amendments.

Medical Malpractice Proposal Seeks Out Public Vote

by George Waldon 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Advocates of capping noneconomic damage awards in lawsuits against health care providers have taken a new tack. They want to amend the Arkansas Constitution instead of making change through the Arkansas Legislature.

Class-Action Sanctions Against Lawyers Threaten Other Cases

by Mark Friedman 6/13/2016 12:00 am

When Chief U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III sanctions 16 attorneys in a controversial insurance class-action case next week, it could make life harder for the plaintiffs' lawyers who have other cases pending in federal courts in Arkansas.

The Deterrent Effect (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/13/2016 12:00 am

It's been six months since Arkansas Business published an article by Senior Editor Mark Friedman that will change the careers of more lawyers than you can count on both hands, including some of the most prominent and successful in the state.

Blocking And Tackling (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/13/2016 12:00 am

It's easy in hindsight to spot errors. I don't know enough about auditing to know whether BKD's auditors were incompetent. I do know from hard experience that errors often seem obvious in hindsight, and while they may be the result of lazy technique, some errors are virtually unavoidable.

State Bar Studying Judicial Choice (Denise Hoggard Commentary)

by Denise Hoggard 6/13/2016 12:00 am

Much money has come into Arkansas from unidentified sources to fund advertising in recent judicial elections. That money and the advertising it purchased were aimed at undermining public confidence in our courts. Public confidence in the system is critical. When public confidence is threatened, the Arkansas Bar Association stands ready to protect and restore it.