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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

Class Action, Or Lone Case Of Paid Debt?

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. read more >

Class-Action Attorneys Ask Judge Not to Impose Sanctions

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. read more >

Class-Action Sanctions Against Lawyers Threaten Other Cases

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. read more >

Focus in Turner Grain Case Shifts to K.B.X.

Lonoke County farmers hope to recover the $5.5 million they lost dealing with Turner Grain Inc. from a company they claim worked closely with the Brinkley crop broker: K.B.X. Inc. of Benton. read more >

Battle Over Air Ambulance Pay Lands in Arkansas

Air Evac EMS Inc. of O'Fallon, Missouri, an air ambulance operator, says it is owed $10 million or more by Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield, which hasn't properly paid for medical flights provided to policyholders. read more >

Trustee Charges Collusion in Allens' Case

The trustee in Allens Inc.'s Chapter 7 liquidation has accused some creditors of scheming to buy the Siloam Springs vegetable and food processor out of bankruptcy in 2014 in order to save themselves millions while leaving most creditors holding an empty bag. read more >

Pulaski County's Most Expensive Home Sales of 2015

Sales of seven-figure homes in Pulaski County jumped in 2015, but the million-dollar houses remain a small part of the market. read more >

At Annual Meeting, William Dillard Says Apparel Retailers Face Grim Times

Dillard's Inc. isn't alone in its poor first quarter results, CEO William Dillard II said Saturday at the annual shareholder's meeting. read more >

J.B. Hunt Gives $5M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

J.B. Hunt Transport Services of Lowell announces a $5 million donation to Arkansas Children's Hospital's northwest Arkansas hospital, now under construction in Springdale. read more >

Wal-Mart, Walmart Foundation Give $8M to Arkansas Children's Northwest

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the Walmart Foundation are donating $8 million to Arkansas Children's Hospital's northwest Arkansas hospital, now under construction in Springdale. read more >