Legal Archive

Arkansas Supreme Court Won't Rehear Case on Fayetteville Ordinance

by Associated Press 3/14/2019 11:14 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court says it won't reconsider its ruling that blocked the city of Fayetteville from enforcing an ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Arkansas Senate Approves Bill Expanding Execution Drug Secrecy

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/11/2019 04:32 pm

The Arkansas Senate has approved expanding the secrecy surrounding the state's lethal injection drug supply, overriding complaints from press groups and death penalty opponents that the proposal will give officials broad powers to withhold information about the execution process.

Arkansas Legislators Seek More Limits on Public Records

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/11/2019 06:38 am

Two years after the Arkansas Legislature scaled back the state's decades-old law protecting public access to government records, lawmakers are considering making even more information secret.

Need Cannabis Marketing? Perhaps This Bud's for You

by Kyle Massey 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Elizabeth Michael has teamed up with Martin Thoma of Thoma Thoma to create Bud Agency, the marketing and PR firm devoted to the new medical marijuana industry.

NLR Attorney Nicki Nicolo Racking Up Acquittals

by Mark Friedman 3/11/2019 12:00 am

North Little Rock attorney Nicki Nicolo is getting accustomed to hearing words rarely uttered in a federal courthouse: not guilty.

Marijuana in the Workplace (Carolyn Witherspoon Commentary)

by Carolyn Witherspoon 3/11/2019 12:00 am

The widespread legalization of marijuana is a reality that employers must face. In Arkansas, employers will be facing this reality soon, as it appears medical marijuana will begin dispensing in April.

HR, Meet THC: Bosses Told to Prepare for Cannabis

by Kyle Massey 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Medical marijuana is now legal in Arkansas and due to hit the market in six weeks. Lawyers, compliance professionals and the Society for Human Resource Management are warning companies to get ready.

Abaca Prepares to Bank Marijuana Businesses, Customers

by Gwen Moritz 3/11/2019 12:00 am

A Little Rock company that originally planned to offer medical marijuana consumers a cashless method for filling their prescriptions has broadened its scope to include financing for marijuana-related businesses.

Marijuana Dispensary Trio Failed to Mention Family Tie

by Marty Cook 3/11/2019 12:00 am

A Mayflower family that failed to acknowledge their relationship is at the center of an investigation and a lawsuit over the granting of licenses for three medical marijuana dispensaries in Arkansas.

Attorney Sued for Malpractice in Adoption Scam

by Mark Friedman 3/11/2019 12:00 am

A Kentucky couple sues Fayetteville lawyer Vaughn-Michael Cordes over adoption of a baby that never existed.

Pulaski County Retirement Properties Total $7.8M in Tandem Transactions

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Retirement projects in Pulaski County, residential lots in Conway and office property in downtown Little Rock form this week's quartet of million-dollar transactions.

Fayetteville's Sarah Jewell Joins McMath Woods (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/11/2019 12:00 am

Sarah Jewell has joined McMath Woods in Little Rock as an associate attorney. Jewell will continue her personal injury practice in Fayetteville, where McMath Woods plans to open an office later this year.

Legislator's Bill Demands More Info From Groups in Court Races

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/8/2019 03:01 pm

Republican Rep. Jimmy Gazaway wants to require outside groups spending money on the state's top judicial races to disclose their donors.

Tommy May Gets 1st 'Legacy of Leadership' Honor; Garver, Blankenship Win Executive of the Year Awards

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/7/2019 08:02 am

Dan Williams of Garver and Lynn Blankenship of Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic won executive of the year awards, and former Simmons First National Corp. CEO J. Thomas "Tommy" May was honored for his lifetime of leadership at the 31st annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards.

Senate Committee Votes Down New Self-Defense Bill

by Hannah Grabenstein, The Associated Press 3/7/2019 06:58 am

After a heated and contentious debate, Arkansas' Senate Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday against a bill which would have loosened regulations for the use of deadly force in self-defense.

Jury Awards Nearly $17M to Woman Injured at Walmart

by Associated Press 3/5/2019 01:43 pm

A jury in West Virginia has returned a nearly $17 million verdict after a woman was injured when staffers tried to detain a shoplifter in Walmart.

Investor Angst Boils at NanoMech

by George Waldon 3/4/2019 12:00 am

If Jim Phillips had a New Year's resolution to get NanoMech's financial house in order during 2019, that aspiration didn't survive the first day. And now a key creditor has implied it wants Phillips gone as chairman and CEO of the lubricant manufacturer.

Nelson Design Disputes Jobless Benefits Debt

by Mark Friedman 3/4/2019 12:00 am

The Nelson Design Group LLC in Jonesboro has been fighting with the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services over debts that date back to the Great Recession.

Everybody, and Nobody, Is Talking About YouTube

by Kyle Massey 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Pedophile comments attached to YouTube videos featuring children pushed multimillion-dollar advertisers like AT&T, Disney, Hasbro and Nestle to halt commercials on the Google-owned video website.

Pot Edibles Seen Claiming Market Share

by Jan Cottingham 3/4/2019 12:00 am

Medical marijuana isn't even for sale yet in Arkansas, but some people in the industry are already considering the potential market for medical cannabis edibles.