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Proposal Would Allow Legislature to Waive Immunity for Lawsuits

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/24/2018 11:36 am

A group called "The Committee to Restore Arkansans' Rights" proposes a constitutional amendment that would give the Legislature the right to waive sovereign immunity in certain circumstances

Arkansas Court: Lawmakers Can't Waive State's Suit Immunity

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/19/2018 7:28 am

The Arkansas Legislature can't loosen the state's immunity from lawsuits, the state's highest court found Thursday in a ruling that critics said would give officials "king-like" protection from court challenges on a number of fronts.

Ruling Voids Jury Waivers, Sounds Alarm

by Mark Friedman 12/18/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that contractual waivers of the right to a jury trial are not enforceable, triggering concerns from attorneys and business leaders because just about every commercial contract has a provision that contains that waiver.

Supreme Court Justices’ Data Offers a Peek Beyond Pay

by Mark Friedman 4/10/2017 12:00 am

The seven justices who sit on the Arkansas Supreme Court have a wide range of business investments, from property to tower rent for a radio station.

Arkansas Supreme Court Studying Judicial Election Reforms

by Associated Press 4/1/2016 7:38 am

Arkansas' highest court has formed a committee to study judicial election reforms after a pair of state Supreme Court races that were overshadowed by record breaking spending from outside conservative groups.

Arkansas Lawmakers Split on Reforms After Court Races

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/31/2016 6:50 am

Arkansas lawmakers appeared split Wednesday on what changes, if any, are needed to how justices are chosen after conservative groups overwhelmed the state with TV ads and mailers in two state Supreme Court races this year.

Arkansas Justices Seek Higher Raises for Supreme Court

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/2/2015 2:01 pm

Two members of the Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday urged a panel reviewing salaries for elected officials to give justices a bigger pay raise than initially recommended, saying the change is needed to ensure top candidates run for the state's highest court.

2 Appeals Court Judges Moving to Supreme Court

by Associated Press 5/21/2014 7:28 am

Two judges from the Arkansas Court of Appeals will be moving to the state Supreme Court next January.

Mike Beebe Names Special Justices in Arkansas Lawsuit

by Associated Press 5/1/2014 1:50 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe has appointed three special justices to consider court cases regarding judges and judicial candidates whose law licenses were suspended for late payment of annual dues.

Legal Bill Rising for Conway Corp Over Land Issue

by Mark Friedman 11/4/2013 12:00 am

Instead of paying a Faulkner County woman the $10,000 that she wanted for 17,620 SF of farmland, Conway Corp. has paid a Conway law firm more than $50,000 to represent it in a lawsuit over the disputed amount.