Legal Archive

Lawsuit Alleges Developer Ed Blalock Blocked from Picking Lots

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/13/2019 12:00 am

A residential homebuilder in Fayetteville is suing a Fort Smith developer for breach of a $2 million-plus contract to purchase 60 lots in a new Farmington subdivision.

Schwyhart Manor in Rogers, Nearly $3.2M Draw Scrutiny

by George Waldon 5/13/2019 12:00 am

The dispute between Bill and Carolyn Schwyhart and creditors has also brought into question what happened to nearly $3.2 million from a once-secret settlement unveiled earlier this year.

PAM: Lawsuit Threatens Driver Wage Model

by Marty Cook 5/13/2019 12:00 am

PAM Transport Inc. of Tontitown is fighting a class-action lawsuit brought in 2016 that it said could send shock waves through the trucking industry and radically change the way drivers are paid.

Documents Shed Light on AETN Power Struggle

by Kyle Massey 5/13/2019 12:00 am

A deal to end a power struggle between the state's educational TV network and its nonprofit fundraising foundation is under negotiation.

Western District of Arkansas Swears In Achorn, Daniels (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/13/2019 12:00 am

Bryan Achorn and Trent Daniels have been sworn in to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Hutchinson Names 3 to State Judge Posts

by Associated Press 5/8/2019 11:04 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named three people to state judge posts: Gunner DeLay, Marc McCune and Josh Newton.

Details in Delta Resort Bankruptcy Show $171.1M in Debts

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/6/2019 12:00 am

Gary Russell Gibbs of Niceville, Florida, lists his complete financial details in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Hot Springs showing total debts at $171.1 million. That makes his personal bankruptcy one of the largest filed in Arkansas.

Court Orders Cuker to Pay $1.2M Legal Bill After Winning Case Against Walmart

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/6/2019 12:00 am

A U.S. District Court judge recently awarded a Fayetteville law firm $1.2 million against a former client that didn't pay its legal bill.

Bentonville Best Western Lawsuit Settled with Interest

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/6/2019 12:00 am

Silver Hospitality has taken care of its obligation, settling a suit with Beechwood Hospitality of Little Rock over a $1.1 million loan.

Central Arkansas Unemployment at 3.5 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/6/2019 12:00 am

The unemployment rate in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan statistical area remains near a historical low, 3.5% in February.

Insult Added to Injury at the Atkins Chronicle

by Kyle Massey 5/6/2019 12:00 am

Last month, folks at the Atkins Chronicle felt the latest blow in a couple of hard-knock years when the small newspaper's retail boxes were robbed.

UA Law Dean Margaret Sova McCabe Encourages Public Service

by Mark Friedman 5/6/2019 12:00 am

Margaret Sova McCabe, the new dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law, wants to help law students who want to help others.

Testimony Ends in Trial Over Arkansas' Use of Execution Drug

by Hannah Grabenstein, The Associated Press 5/3/2019 06:51 am

A federal trial to consider the legality of Arkansas' use of a sedative in executions ended Thursday without a ruling from the bench.

Files Offer Look Inside $120M Delta Resort Bankruptcy

by Mark Friedman 4/29/2019 12:00 am

In December, creditors forced Gary R. Gibbs, the developer of the Delta Resort & Spa in Desha County and the Hotel Hot Springs & Spa, into bankruptcy for defaulting on $119.4 million in loans. It's familiar territory for Gibbs, who recovered from a 2005 bankruptcy only to fall back into financial distress after the New Orleans bank that made his loans failed.

Dragon Woodland Entrepreneurs Also Crafty with Auto Exports

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/29/2019 12:00 am

In 2017, a jury in New York found the chairman of Dragon Woodland and his wife not guilty of illegally exporting luxury vehicles, forcing the return of 47 luxury SUVs and trucks and $3.7 million seized by the federal government.

AETN Standoff Still on Standby

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/29/2019 12:00 am

A crucial deadline in the Arkansas Educational Telecommunications Network's standoff with its nonprofit fundraising foundation came and went this month with no resolution.

Lawsuit Says Bella Vista Out of Bounds with Hole in the Wall

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/29/2019 12:00 am

The owners of Hole in the Wall campground, a 12-acre tract centered on a cave, filed for an injunction in Benton County Circuit Court after the city ruled the property was inside Bella Vista's city limits.

Two-Thirds of Arkansas Counties Lose Residents

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/29/2019 12:00 am

Two-thirds of Arkansas' counties lost population between 2012 and 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

A Slip of the Tongue (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/29/2019 12:00 am

The Mueller Report persuades me that Russian interference was not a joint venture with the campaign. Instead, it was something incrementally less despicable: criminal activity against Americans and our democracy by a hostile foreign government that Donald Trump's campaign knew about and welcomed.

Banks Beware: A $67,000 Mistake (Jake Fair Commentary)

by Jake Fair 4/29/2019 12:00 am

Account garnishments are a common and routine occurrence for many financial institutions, and one Arkansas bank is now taking a financial hit due to a routine garnishment.