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Mark Friedman

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Mark Friedman has been with Arkansas Business since 2000. He also is an event photographer for Little Rock Soirée and occasionally writes columns about his daughter for Little Rock Family.

Friedman, who graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in history, covers health care and major Arkansas companies including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville and Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

'Triangle' Suit Says Lawyer Had Conflict

An ongoing legal malpractice lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit Court highlights an issue commonly known as the eternal triangle: the relationship between the insured, the attorney and the insurance company. read more >

Former Razorback, His Career Ended by Injury, Sues Insurer This article is available only in print.

Former Arkansas Razorback Rawleigh Williams III thought a $1 million sports disability insurance policy would protect him financially if an injury derailed what promised to be a lucrative pro football career. read more >

LJ Apparel Asks to Go Forward with Lauren James Foreclosure Sale

LJ Apparel LLC is asking to go forward with a foreclosure sale that First Security Bank called a sham. read more >

Bank Calls Lauren James' Foreclosure Sale A Sham

First Security Bank has asked a Washington County Circuit judge to prevent women's clothing company Lauren James from going forward with a "sham" foreclosure sale next week. read more >

Former Insurance Agent Berry Bishop Acknowledges Fraud

Berry Bishop, the failed insurance agent, under oath in bankruptcy proceedings, has described some of his borrowings from the Bank of Prescott over the past three or four years as loan fraud. read more >

Dr. Peter Emanuel Joins CHI St. Vincent

Dr. Peter Emanuel, the former director for the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, will be joining CHI St. Vincent of Little Rock on Sept. 1. read more >

Medical Device Awaits Funding, FDA Approval

Spencer Jones hopes that it won't be long before the Food & Drug Administration approves his medical device allowing an IV line to break away easily under tension and snap shut, preventing complete IV failure. read more >

Little Rock Attorneys Ask Judge Holmes to Rethink Sanctions

Two Little Rock lawyers have asked the chief federal judge for the Western District of Arkansas to reconsider sanctions he imposed on them after a string of cases in which he was critical of their law firm's work. read more >

UAMS Receives Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences recently became the first and only hospital in Arkansas to be certified as a “comprehensive stroke center.” read more >

Arkansas Law Firms Awarded $6.5M in Fees from State Farm Suit

Two Arkansas law firms will share an award of $6.5 million in attorneys' fees for representing plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co. It's one of the largest awards in Arkansas in recent memory. read more >