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No Ruling Yet from Holmes on Attorney Sanctions in Class-action Cases

by Mark Friedman 3/28/2016 12:00 am

As of Monday morning, an order had not been issued involving possible sanctions against 17 lawyers who were involved in a class-action lawsuit.

Old Ruling Haunts Class-action Lawyers

by Mark Friedman 2/29/2016 12:00 am

When 17 attorneys submitted briefs explaining why they moved a class-action case out of Chief U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III’s court and into Polk County Circuit Court, something was curiously missing.

Update: Judge Questions Attorneys Over 'Forum Shopping' in Hearing

by Mark Friedman 2/18/2016 2:15 pm

Chief U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III said Thursday that it might take up to four weeks before he issues a ruling involving possible sanctions against more than a dozen attorneys involved in a controversial class-action case.

Federal Judge Holmes Previews Schedule for Class-Action Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Judge P.K. Holmes III previews how events will unfold Thursday in the show-cause hearing involving more than a dozen attorneys in a controversial class-action forum-shopping case.

Sherwood Lisa Academy Among Matthews Properties Tangled in Mortgage Shuffle

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

It appears that Matthews Management Co. of Little Rock, one of the businesses descended from the Justin Matthews Sr. real estate empire in North Little Rock, is kaput.

Arvest Bank Settles With 18 Dennis Smiley Creditors

by George Waldon 8/8/2014 7:58 am

Arvest Bank of Fayetteville has settled with 18 of 20 creditors who loaned money to one of its former executives, Dennis Smiley Jr. Only First State Bank of De Queen, where Smiley’s namesake father is chairman, and Signature Bank of Arkansas in Fayetteville remain as possible claimants seeking money from Smiley’s Arvest Bank Group stock purchase and stock option plans.