Tagged: p.k. holmes iii

8th Circuit Reverses Holmes, Tosses Sanctions Against Goodson, Others

by Mark Friedman 7/25/2017 11:53 am

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals rules that attorney John Goodson of Texarkana and four other lawyers didn't engage in "forum shopping" in an Arkansas class-action case and tossed the sanctions against them.

Federal Judge Holmes Tosses Strip Club Settlement

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/17/2017 12:00 am

The chief federal judge for the Western District of Arkansas threw out a proposed settlement that would have given a plaintiff’s lawyers five times the amount their client received.

Brandon Woodrome Makes Request for Leniency

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Brandon Woodrome, the 29-year-old former Fort Smith construction company owner, has asked for a light term in federal prison when he is sentenced next week for one count each of bank fraud and wire fraud.

Sentencing Set for Fort Smith Developer Brandon Woodrome

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Brandon Woodrome, the 29-year-old Fort Smith construction company owner, will be sentenced April 18 for one count each of bank fraud and wire fraud.

Punishment for John Goodson Gets New Look on Appeal

by Mark Friedman 2/13/2017 12:00 am

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments last week to determine if a sanction will stand against attorney John Goodson of Texarkana and four other lawyers found to have engaged in “forum shopping” in an Arkansas class-action case.

8th Circuit Hears Forum Shopping Case Involving Goodson

by Mark Friedman 2/7/2017 1:13 pm

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Tuesday to determine if a sanction will stand against attorney John Goodson of Texarkana and four other lawyers found to have engaged in "forum shopping" in an Arkansas class-action case.

John Goodson To Defend Himself at Circuit Court of Appeals

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/16/2017 12:00 am

Texarkana class-action attorney John Goodson will get his day before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on Feb. 7.

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.

Fort Smith Family Accused of Food Stamp Fraud Focus of Additional Investigations

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/1/2016 12:00 am

The U.S. government recently filed a civil lawsuit in U.S. District Court in the Western District to keep the money it took from Raja Zaman and his son, Haroon “Harry” Zaman, who owns several Fort Smith convenience stores.

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 Claim Trial by Media Punishment Enough

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/20/2016 12:00 am

The plaintiffs’ attorneys in a controversial insurance class-action case in west Arkansas have argued that they shouldn’t be sanctioned because they have already been “severely punished” in the media.

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.