Tagged: david couch

David Couch Ready To Deal Attorney General New Marijuana Initiative

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2015 12:00 am

David Couch, the Little Rock attorney who got approval to collect signatures for two ballot items concerning alcohol laws, says he’s about to pop the cork on something even bigger.

Group Drops Bid to Repeal Anti-Discrimination Limits in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/19/2015 7:44 am

A group dropped its campaign on Thursday to repeal an Arkansas law aimed at prohibiting cities and counties from extending anti-discrimination protections to gays and lesbians.

Matt Campbell of the Blue Hog Report Keeps on Digging

by Jan Cottingham 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Matt Campbell, viewing Arkansas politics with the eyes of a liberal outsider trained in the law, has brought down three major public officials in the last two years because, he says, he doesn’t like bullies and he thinks people should play by the rules.

Bid to Repeal Arkansas Anti-Discrimination Limits Advances

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/24/2015 7:44 am

An effort to repeal a new Arkansas law preventing local governments from extending anti-discrimination protections to gays and lesbians moved closer toward appearing on next year's ballot Thursday.

Nursing Home King Michael Morton Expanding His Empire

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Even though Michael Morton has been hit by shrapnel from former Faulkner County Circuit Judge Michael Maggio’s bribery scandal, the Fort Smith nursing home magnate is pushing forward with plans to expand his empire.

Attorney General Approves Wording for Statewide Alcohol Proposal

by Gwen Moritz 2/3/2015 3:59 pm

State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has given approval to the wording of an amendment to make all counties in Arkansas wet — the same proposal that failed in the November General Election.

If Arkansas Goes Wet, ABC Has Plan

by Jan Cottingham 9/29/2014 12:00 am

If Arkansans vote in November to open up the entire state to alcohol sales for the first time since the mid-1930s — and that remains a fairly big if — the man in charge of implementing the new order has a plan.

Alcohol Fight Focuses on Local Control (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/15/2014 8:31 am

Near Arkansas' state Capitol, a billboard erected by opponents of a ballot measure to legalize alcohol sales statewide doesn't warn voters about potential dangers of expanded drinking. Instead, it tells them to vote to "keep tax dollars here."

Oral Arguments Set Over Measure to Legalize Alcohol Sales in Arkansas

by Associated Press 9/11/2014 10:42 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments next month in the lawsuit challenging a proposal to legalize alcohol sales in all 75 of the state's counties.

Arkansas, You’re All Wet (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/8/2014 12:00 am

It is a shame that, if my expectation comes true and the all-wet amendment passes in November, no Arkansan will have the option of living in a dry county and no county will have the option of being dry. But let us not forget how and why we got to this point.

Tough Road for Ethics, Term Limits Item (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/27/2014 3:42 pm

A proposal to restrict lobbyists' gifts to lawmakers and loosen Arkansas' term limits was touted as a way to put major ethics reforms on the ballot. But the proposed constitutional amendment is facing growing opposition focused primarily on its term limits provisions.

Group Asks Arkansas to Block Alcohol Measure

by Associated Press 7/22/2014 9:37 am

A group opposed to a proposal expanding alcohol sales in Arkansas asked state election officials Monday to block the measure from the November ballot, claiming its petitions weren't submitted by the right deadline.

David Couch Files Complaint Against Wet-Dry Opposition Group in Faulkner County

by Lee Hogan 6/19/2014 4:42 pm

Little Rock attorney David Couch, who is leading an effort to put a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would legalize sales in all Arkansas counties, has filed an ethics complaint against an opposition group in Faulkner County.

Reports Shed Light on Backers of Wet, Dry Groups in Arkansas

by Lee Hogan 6/19/2014 4:12 pm

Ballot question committees have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on wet-dry county battles across the state as the deadline for signatures and the all-important November election loom.

Wilkes & McHugh Law Firm’s Departure Highlights Fall in Nursing Home Lawsuits

by Jan Cottingham 6/9/2014 12:00 am

The departure of Wilkes & McHugh, known for winning historic, multimillion-dollar verdicts against nursing homes, illustrates the changing economics of nursing home litigation in Arkansas.

Contract Clauses Keeping Cases Out of Court Loved by Companies, Not by Customers

by Mark Friedman 6/9/2014 12:00 am

More companies are eagerly adding language to contracts and terms of agreements that require any disputes that arise to be handled in arbitration. Once there, the complaint is decided by an arbitrator rather than in the courts with a judge or jury deciding the case, a procedure that one proponent described as “simpler, fairer, faster.”

David Couch: 30 Days to Get Signatures for Proposal Allowing Alcohol Sales

by Lee Hogan 5/20/2014 11:34 am

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel approves the text and ballot of a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow alcohol sales in every Arkansas county.

Language Certified for Proposal Allowing Statewide Alcohol Sales

by Associated Press 5/20/2014 7:56 am

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has cleared the way for supporters to begin gathering signatures for a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize alcohol sales in every Arkansas county.

Attorney General Rejects Wording of Proposal to Make Alcohol Sales Legal Througout Arkansas

by Associated Press 4/18/2014 11:29 am

The Arkansas attorney general's office has rejected the wording of a ballot proposal that would make alcohol sales legal in all 75 of the state's counties.

A Wet State of Mind (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/14/2014 12:00 am

I used to think I was just so darn clever, but that was before I saw Little Rock attorney David Couch in action. He did the math and realized that it would be easier and cheaper to collect the 78,000 signatures needed to get an amendment making Arkansas counties wet to the state Constitution on the November general election ballot — just 10 percent of voters in the last gubernatorial election — than to collect 38 percent of registered voter signatures in one county after another.