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Man Acquitted For Destroying 2nd Ten Commandments Monument

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/31/2018 4:07 pm

A man who destroyed a Ten Commandments monument outside of Oklahoma's state Capitol was acquitted Thursday of destroying another one three years later outside of Arkansas', with the judge citing evidence that the man suffers from a mental disease or defect.

Former Agent Josh Casada Facing More Insurance Problems

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2018 12:00 am

A former Pine Bluff insurance agent who is facing felony counts of theft, forgery and insurance fraud now has a judgment to add to his problems.

More Ads Bashing Arkansas Justice Seeking Re-election Halted

by Associated Press 5/18/2018 3:32 pm

A second Arkansas judge has prevented TV stations from airing a conservative group's ad attacking a state Supreme Court justice who is running for re-election.

Questions Remain About Arkansas Immunity Ruling (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/26/2018 6:49 am

A judge's decision to toss out a lawsuit challenging the ban of a controversial herbicide is putting even more of a spotlight on an Arkansas Supreme Court decision that's created confusion about whether the state can ever be sued.

Arkansas Judge Dismisses Monsanto Lawsuit On Dicamba Ban

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/16/2018 5:06 pm

Arkansas' ban on the use of a weed killer blamed by farmers in several states for crop damage will remain in place after a state judge dismissed a legal challenge by a maker of the herbicide.

Heirs of Homer's Restaurant Settle Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2017 12:00 am

An ugly legal dispute involving the family of the late Homer Connell, founder of Homer’s Restaurant in east Little Rock, has been settled, according to a filing in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

Conlon Settlement Offers Small Payouts to John Rogers Investors

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

An 11th-hour settlement spared Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza from deciding how to divvy $1.5 million from last year’s auction of the famed Conlon Collection, formerly owned by John Rogers

John Rogers’ Creditors Line Up For $1.5 Million

by George Waldon 1/23/2017 12:00 am

The battle over the biggest asset remaining from John Rogers’ murky business dealings and insolvent ventures begins next week in Little Rock.

Foreclosure Surprised Regions Building Owners

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/28/2016 12:00 am

An attorney for the owners of the 30-story Regions Center in downtown Little Rock said recently that he had no indication that a foreclosure lawsuit was being filed against the property.

Judge Approves Sale of John Rogers Photos

by George Waldon 1/25/2016 12:00 am

One of the historic treasures of early 20th century major league baseball is headed toward the auction block, but conflicting claims on the famed Conlon Collection still await courtroom resolution.

Corbin: Arkansas Court Voted to Strike Marriage Ban

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/11/2015 6:46 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court voted to find the state's gay marriage ban was unconstitutional but never issued its ruling months before same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide, a former state justice said in a recently published interview.

Arkansas Supreme Court Punts on Gay Marriage (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/6/2015 7:07 am

By punting a same-sex marriage case that sat before it for more than seven months, members of the Arkansas Supreme Court left unresolved a serious question about how sacrosanct a voter-approved constitutional amendment really is.

Snapshot: A Guide to John Rogers' Legal Problems

by George Waldon 7/6/2015 12:00 am

After federal agents came calling at his business and home on Jan. 28, 2014, John Rogers lost control of his chaotic financial world. The known claims against the photo and sports memorabilia dealer total more than $45 million, not counting $49 million in requested punitive damages.

Judge: Arkansas Must Recognize Last Year's Same-Sex Marriages

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/9/2015 4:14 pm

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen has ordered Arkansas officials to recognize over 500 same-sex marriages performed in the state last year, a move that will let the couples enjoy benefits such as filing taxes jointly. Republican Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, who has vowed to defend the state's gay marriage ban, did not say whether she would seek a stay of the ruling.

Judge Wendell Griffen to Rule Soon on Gay Marriages from Last Year

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/9/2015 6:58 am

A judge said Monday he'll decide in the next two days whether Arkansas should recognize more than 500 same-sex marriages that were performed in the state last year.

Concerns Voiced About Red Alert Proposal in John Rogers Case

by George Waldon 5/18/2015 12:00 am

The $28 million cash offer to acquire the photo archives and sports memorabilia assets once owned by John Rogers has drawn objections and cautionary filings.

New Offer Ready, But Will Money Materialize for John Rogers Collection?

by George Waldon 5/4/2015 12:00 am

John Rogers has been working closely with a would-be buyer of his former sports memorabilia and photo archive, according to a sworn deposition given by one of his many creditors. The proposal, $28 million in cash plus stock, is awaiting court review. It isn’t the first problematic business deal visited on Arkansas by Tim Holly and his Red Alert Media Matrix Inc.

Humor Warms Bench in John Rogers Court Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2015 12:00 am

An April 14 hearing that featured a revolving door of attorneys at the podium started with a line lifted from a baseball comedy sketch that debuted more than 75 years ago.

John Rogers Auction Could Jolt Memorabilia Community

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 12:00 am

A proposed auction is taking shape to liquidate assets once owned by John Rogers.

Leslie Rutledge Asks for New Arguments in Gay Marriage Case

by Associated Press 1/23/2015 3:22 pm

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to hold new oral arguments in the lawsuit challenging the state's gay marriage ban.