Tagged: keil & goodson

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.

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.

Heartland Bank Braces For 2016

by George Waldon 2/15/2016 12:00 am

Heartland Bank of Little Rock and its parent company, Rock Bancshares Inc., have started 2016 amid changes in management, board membership and more.

No Ruling After Objection in Polk County Class-Action Case

by Mark Friedman 12/16/2015 4:34 pm

Polk County District Judge Jerry Ryan took under advisement a proposed class-action settlement that was challenged by Little Rock attorney Robert Trammell.

John Goodson's New Class-Action Strategy Takes Place of One Blocked by US Supreme Court

by Mark Friedman 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Since the U.S. Supreme Court found a previous strategy to be illegal, Keil & Goodson and other class-action attorneys have taken a different approach to keeping their class-action settlements out of the hands of federal judges: strike a deal with the defendants to settle the case in state court.

Arkansas Supreme Court Ruling Unleashes Flurry of Lawsuits

by Mark Friedman 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Just months after the U.S. Supreme Court shut down a class-action strategy that had been wildly lucrative for Keil & Goodson of Texarkana, a ruling by the Arkansas Supreme Court opened up a new business opportunity.

A Look at the 3 Law Firms Who Pulled in Profits from Class-action Suits in Miller County

by Mark Friedman 3/25/2013 12:00 am

Although there’s no sign advertising the fact, the Craftsman-style brick house with its wraparound porch at 406 Walnut St. in Texarkana is the home of Keil & Goodson, one of the most lucrative law firms in Arkansas.

Arkansas AG Dustin McDaniel Supported Plaintiffs’ Attorneys in U.S. Supreme Court Case

by Mark Friedman 3/25/2013 12:00 am

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel was one of the few state AGs who supported the plaintiffs’ attorneys who used a perceived loophole in federal law to keep potential class-action lawsuits in state courts.

Court Called Judicial Hellhole; Defenders Blast Complaints

by Mark Friedman 3/25/2013 12:00 am

Defense attorneys involved in class-action cases in Miller County Circuit Court have called it a “judicial hellhole,” while defenders insist that the complaints are only designed to keep plaintiffs from receiving the evidence they have a right to inspect.

Inside the Miller County Class-Action Strategy Invalidated by U.S. Supreme Court

by Mark Friedman 3/25/2013 12:00 am

The high court agreed with dozens of other corporations that have complained that Miller County Circuit Court is a legal backwater where friendly elected judges help prolific local class-action attorneys exploit a loophole in federal law to force giant settlements in cases whose legal merits are never even considered.


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