Pharmacy benefit managers, the entities that process payments between drugstores and health benefit plans, are continuing their fight against an Arkansas law that they say will raise the cost of prescription medicine.
The charges against Richard Johns, the suspended Little Rock physician charged with running a “pill mill” of fraudulent painkiller prescriptions, will not be dismissed and his claim that evidence was collected illegally was rejected.
While the sentence was up to Judge Holmes, defense lawyer W.H. Taylor of Fayetteville negotiated a deal in which Dennis Smiley Jr. pleaded guilty to only a single count of bank fraud — but he had to accept responsibility and restitution for more than 20 bank victims and their combined losses of nearly $5 million.
The third anniversary of the regulator-mandated regime change at Little Rock’s One Bank & Trust is approaching. The national bank has endured a tumultuous ride since Layton “Scooter” Stuart was removed as chairman, president and CEO on Sept. 28, 2012.
Arkansas can stop making payments in one of the nation's most historic desegregation efforts, a judge has ruled, but he cautioned work remains to ensure students in the Little Rock area receive a proper education.
U.S. District Judge Brian Miller, the third federal judge to take on the bank fraud case of former Mount Ida insurance agent Steve Standridge, has said no to Standridge’s request to depose one of the government’s two primary witnesses.
It may have taken the Tigers 10 hours to reach Omaha, but it didn’t take long for Ouachita to find the end zone on Thursday, racking up 557 yards of total offense in a 38-23 victory over Nebraska-Omaha at Al F. Caniglia Field on Thursday in Omaha, Neb.