Tagged: john goodson

Class-Action Watchdog Says Sanctions Should Stand Against Attorneys

by Mark Friedman 11/21/2016 11:19 am

A group tells the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that sanctions should stand against five plaintiffs' attorneys who were found to have abused the court system in their manipulation of a controversial case.

Dozen Lawyers File Appeal in Holmes Sanction

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/24/2016 12:00 am

The 12 plaintiffs’ attorneys who were found to have abused the court system in their manipulation of a controversial class-action case maintain they didn’t do anything wrong in the handling of the case, according to a brief filed last week.

Stephen Engstrom Pulls Out Of 7 Cases Involving John Goodson

by Mark Friedman 10/10/2016 12:00 am

Less than a month after Little Rock Attorney Stephen Engstrom was cleared of wrongdoing in a controversial class-action case, he asked to withdraw from seven other pending class actions in which his co-counsel included Texarkana attorney John Goodson.

Defense Attorneys Appeal Ruling in Class-Action Case

by Mark Friedman 8/23/2016 10:01 am

Three defense attorneys last week followed the path of the plaintiffs' attorneys and filed notice that they will appeal Chief U.S. District Court Judge P.K. Holmes III's finding that they abused the court system in a controversial class-action case.

The Company You Keep (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/15/2016 12:00 am

It’s time for John Goodson to resign as a UA trustee. We are known by the company we keep — and the people we empower.

John Goodson, Others Appeal Reprimands in Class-Action Case

by Mark Friedman 8/9/2016 9:35 am

Twelve plaintiffs' attorneys on Monday filed notice that they will appeal U.S. District Court Judge P.K. Holmes III's finding that they abused the court system in a controversial class-action case. The attorneys include five who were reprimanded by Holmes last week, including John Goodson, the husband of a state Supreme Court justice.

Looking Past The Smoke (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 8/8/2016 12:00 am

Judges — like U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III — seem to be able to blow away a smoke screen to illuminate the motives of parties in the cases they consider.

Update: Judge Reprimands John Goodson, Others in Class-Action Case

by Mark Friedman 8/3/2016 9:54 am

Chief U.S. District Court Judge P.K. Holmes III on Wednesday reprimanded five attorneys, including the husband of a state Supreme Court justice, after finding bad faith and abuse of the court system in their manipulation of a controversial class-action case.

Update: No Action on Lawyer Sanctions; Holmes Rethinking Finding of 'Bad Faith'

by Gwen Moritz 6/24/2016 10:44 am

Judge P.K. Holmes III did not issue sanctions to 16 attorneys in a controversial class-action case, and said that briefs and affidavits submitted by the attorneys called into question his previous finding of bad faith.

Class-Action Attorneys Subject of New Class-Action Suit

by Gwen Moritz 6/21/2016 11:18 am

Robert Trammell, the Little Rock attorney who tried to slow down a controversial class-action settlement in Polk County Circuit Court last fall, has now filed a class-action suit against the lawyers who are set to be sanctioned for abusing the court system.

Class-Action Attorneys Ask Judge Not to Impose Sanctions

by Mark Friedman 6/16/2016 9:53 am

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.

Class-Action Sanctions Against Lawyers Threaten Other Cases

by Mark Friedman 6/13/2016 12:00 am

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.

The Deterrent Effect (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/13/2016 12:00 am

It’s been six months since Arkansas Business published an article by Senior Editor Mark Friedman that will change the careers of more lawyers than you can count on both hands, including some of the most prominent and successful in the state.

Holmes Highlights Other Class-Action Cases Settled in State Court

by Mark Friedman 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Going to Arkansas state courts to settle class-action cases and avoid federal review has generated a total of $8.34 million in attorneys’ fees and expenses in five cases.

John Goodson: No Role Model (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/25/2016 12:00 am

Judges and lawyers who pervert the judicial system for their enrichment undermine the public’s faith in that system. They should not be board members of the state’s university system.

Lecture by Footnote (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/18/2016 11:38 am

U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes seemed to use footnotes to deliver his most direct lectures to the 16 attorneys he plans to sanction in a case related to a USAA class-action lawsuit.

Judge Holmes Intends to Sanction 16 Attorneys After June 10 Hearing

by Mark Friedman 4/15/2016 10:57 am

U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III said Thursday that he intends to sanction 16 attorneys involved in a controversial class-action case for abusing the federal court system.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Law

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A legal resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

John Goodson Claims 'Little Involvement' in Controversial Class-action Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/29/2016 12:00 am

Class-action attorney John Goodson said he had "very little involvement" in the case of Mark and Katherine Adams v. United Services Automobile Association.

John Goodson Helped Law Firms Get State Auditor Contract Potentially Worth Millions

by Mark Friedman 2/22/2016 12:00 am

State Auditor Andrea Lea agreed to pay inexperienced out-of-state attorneys a fee nearly twice as high as other states have committed to pay in a pursuit of unredeemed U.S. Treasury bonds.