Legal Archive

Settlement Reached in Rivendell Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/9/2019 12:00 am

The family of a 20-year-old woman who died of a drug overdose reached an out-of-court settlement last month with Rivendell Behavioral Health Services in Benton.

Mayor Frank Scott Speaks After 8 Months: Successes, Struggles and the Message

by Kyle Massey 9/9/2019 12:00 am

Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. and his spokeswoman, Stephanie Jackson, sat down for an hourlong interview Aug. 30 at City Hall.

Arkansas Business Presents 20 In Their 20s: The New Influentials of 2019

by Gwen Moritz 9/9/2019 12:00 am

We're proud to introduce the 2019 class of New Influentials and the possibilities these 20 in their 20s offer our state in the decades to come.

CVS, Walgreens Urge Against Open Carry in Stores

by Associated Press 9/6/2019 06:49 am

CVS and Walgreens, as well as grocery chain Wegmans Food Market, have joined the chorus of retailers requesting that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in their stores.

Ginsburg in Little Rock: Work on Court 'Saved Me' During Cancer Treatment

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/4/2019 07:19 am

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says her work on the bench saved her during her cancer treatments, as the judge was given a rock-star reception in the home state of the president who nominated her to the nation's highest court.

Democrat Announces Bid for South Arkansas Congressional Seat

by Associated Press 9/3/2019 03:16 pm

A retired attorney and professor says he's running for the Democratic nomination for a Republican-held U.S. House seat in south Arkansas.

Bridging Arkansas' Digital Divide (John Fletcher Commentary)

by John P. Fletcher 9/2/2019 12:00 am

The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund could represent the best chance over the next decade to narrow the digital divide for many rural communities. While much work remains to finalize the fund, the FCC's proposal outlines a framework that will likely define federal broadband policy for rural America over the next decade.

Judge Says $22.4M Judgment Against Wells Fargo Still Stands

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2019 12:00 am

A Pope County judge last week denied Wells Fargo Bank's request to have a $22.4 million judgment against it thrown out.

Kimbel Links Leak Detector as Leak Effector in Lawsuit

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/2/2019 12:00 am

Kimbel Mechanical Systems Inc. of Fayetteville is suing an Ohio manufacturer, alleging that a leak detection product it makes actually has the opposite effect.

Difficult Year Continues for Allegiance Health

by Mark Friedman 9/2/2019 12:00 am

The sudden closing last month of North Metro Medical Center in Jacksonville was the latest in a series of woes facing the Shreveport company that runs the hospital, Allegiance Health Management Inc.

Arkansas, Home to Supremacist Groups, Weighs Hate Crimes Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/26/2019 06:41 am

Arkansas is one of only four states without a specific hate crimes law. Now Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson has called on lawmakers to approve harsher penalties for crimes targeting people because of their race, ethnicity or religion.

Heileman Cattle Family Feud Includes Charges of Fraud, Larceny

by Mark Friedman 8/26/2019 12:00 am

A family cattle business in Poinsett County ended in a multimillion-dollar bankruptcy last year, and now one of its owners is being accused of fraud.

Bowen Law School Starting Clinic to Help Vets

by Mark Friedman 8/26/2019 12:00 am

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Bowen School of Law said last week that it is starting a Veterans Legal Services Clinic.

Mablevale Company Sues Roadrunner Transportation for $37M Following 'Personal Animus'

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2019 12:00 am

A Mabelvale truck leasing company filed a $37 million-plus breach of contract lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit Court earlier this month against Illinois' Roadrunner Transportation Systems and its Arkansas subsidiary, Rich Logistics of Little Rock

Burris-Hutchinson Connection Casts New Light on Dental Board Funding Freeze

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2019 12:00 am

Ben Burris, an orthodontist who formerly lived in Fayetteville, has been charged with bribing former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, who has already admitted receiving the bribes.

Browning and Browning Bring Liability Background to WLJ (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/26/2019 12:00 am

Michelle Browning and Jason Browning have joined the medical malpractice defense group at Wright Lindsey Jennings in Little Rock.

Walmart, Tesla Pause in Legal Fight Over Fiery Solar Panels

by Associated Press 8/23/2019 11:15 am

Walmart's lawsuit against Tesla over fiery rooftop solar panels is being sealed by the court and both companies say they look forward to addressing all issues.

Arkansas Man Pleads Guilty to Mailing Powder to Tom Cotton

by Associated Press 8/23/2019 06:48 am

An Arkansas man has pleaded guilty to charges alleging he mailed white powder to Sen. Tom Cotton's Washington office along with a letter that stated, "Maybe this will get your attention."

Walmart Adds Two to Global Governance Staff

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/22/2019 03:18 pm

Walmart announced Thursday the addition of Emma Waddell and Joe Rodriguez to its Global Governance division.

Walmart Sues Tesla for Solar Panels That Went Up in Flames

by Associated Press 8/21/2019 06:44 am

Walmart sued Tesla for "gross negligence" on Tuesday, saying that the electric car company's energy division installed solar panels that went up in flames on its store rooftops.