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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

Arkansas Convention Center Troubles Dog Texarkana Investor

Dr. Hiren D. Patel's investments in a convention center and hotels on both sides of Texarkana have turned into one financial headache after another. read more >

Fulton County Hospital Gets a Partner: White River Health System

White River Health System in Batesville has agreed to help Fulton County Hospital save money and improve health care by entering into an affiliation agreement. read more >

Crittenden Hospital Association Bankruptcy Case Could Last Into 2018

It might take another two years before the Crittenden Hospital Association's Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation is over, the trustee in the case said last week. read more >

Holmes Highlights Other Class-Action Cases Settled in State Court

Going to Arkansas state courts to settle class-action cases and avoid federal review has generated a total of $8.34 million in attorneys' fees and expenses in five cases. read more >

Health Care Construction Spending in Arkansas Is Climbing

Spending on health care-related construction projects in Arkansas nearly doubled in 2015 compared with the previous year. read more >

At Wal-Mart, Doug McMillon's Total Pay Rises to $19.8M

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. President and CEO C. Douglas McMillon saw his total compensation increase 2.1 percent to $19.8 million for the fiscal year that ended Jan. 31 compared with the previous year. read more >

Arkansas Midland, Magellan Pipeline Settle on Easement

Arkansas Midland Railroad Co. last week settled its easement dispute over Magellan Pipeline Co.'s $200 million pipeline project from Fort Smith to Little Rock. read more >

Judge Holmes Intends to Sanction 16 Attorneys After June 10 Hearing

U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III said Thursday that he intends to sanction 16 attorneys involved in a controversial class-action case for abusing the federal court system. read more >

Profiles of the Attorneys Involved in Adams v. USAA

Here are profiles of the 17 attorneys involved in the case of Mark and Katherine Adams v. United Services Automobile Association. read more >

Fewer Than 5 Percent Filed Claims in Controversial Class-Action Case

Fewer than 5 percent of the victims in a controversial class-action case returned claim forms, according to a letter released Thursday by the federal judge who is considering sanctions against the attorneys involved in the case. read more >