Legal Archive

Rainwater Holt & Sexton Hires Marshal Hubbard (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/14/2019 12:00 am

Hubbard joins the firm's bankruptcy department, representing clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies.

Former State Sen. Gilbert Baker Indicted on Corruption Charges

by Mark Friedman and Lance Turner 1/11/2019 12:52 pm

Former State Sen. Gilbert Baker has been indicted on federal corruption charges in case that has already sent a former Faulkner County circuit judge to prison.

Former Pope County Judge Seeks to Dismiss Lawsuit by Casino Opponents

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/9/2019 03:43 pm

Former County Judge Jim Ed Gibson has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by opponents of Mississippi-based Gulfside Casino Partnership's plan to build a $250 million casino in the county. In it, he claims the lawsuit is unconstitutional.

The Year in Executive Q&A: 2018

by Gwen Moritz 1/7/2019 12:00 am

We asked 51 Arkansas business leaders to weigh in on challenge and success throughout 2018.

In the Workplace 2019: Where Things Stand with Medical Marijuana

by Stuart Jackson 1/4/2019 10:56 am

Many expect medical marijuana will be available in state-sanctioned dispensaries sometime in the first or second quarter of 2019.

In the Workplace 2019: NLRB Moves that Matter in 2019

by John D. Davis and Shelby Howlett 1/3/2019 08:51 am

Over the course of the past year, the National Labor Relations Board addressed a number of Obama-era labor law decisions affecting union and non-union employers that will have an impact in 2019.

Arkansas Residents Can Obtain Oklahoma Marijuana License

by Associated Press 1/2/2019 01:53 pm

Thousands of Arkansas residents with valid medical marijuana licenses can receive a temporary medical marijuana adult license in Oklahoma, authorities said.

Expect 2019 to be Quiet in Congress — for Small Business

by Associated Press 1/2/2019 11:30 am

Small business issues often win bipartisan support on Capitol Hill, but given the divisions in the incoming 116th Congress, advocates for companies have low expectations.

In the Workplace 2019: Data Security in the Workplace

by Daveante Jones 1/2/2019 09:26 am

Despite notable data breaches and the call for stronger data security in the past few years, individuals and companies alike continue to fall victim to hackers. Two industries that have found themselves continually in the crosshairs of hackers are the hospitality and financial services industries.

In the Workplace 2019: Enhanced Concealed Carry in Arkansas: Still Controversial

by Jacob Lively and Stuart Jackson 12/28/2018 08:08 am

Arkansas' concealed carry laws continue to leave many employers — both public and private — with questions about what rights their employees have and whether non-employees are allowed to bring a concealed weapon onto the premises.

Heathcott v. CJRW Offers Glimpse Of Dollar Details in Consulting Deal

by Kyle Massey 12/27/2018 08:37 am

Gary Heathcott's $1.3 million lawsuit against CJRW offers a rare glimpse inside a lucrative consulting contract, and the need for clarity and close scrutiny in legal agreements.

In the Workplace 2019: Rethinking Sexual Harassment Prevention

by Michelle Kaemmerling 12/27/2018 08:32 am

Preliminary data provided by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission shows a 12 percent increase in the number of sexual harassment charges filed, and a 50 percent increase in the number of harassment lawsuits filed by the agency.

Legal Marijuana Industry Had Banner Year in 2018

by Associated Press 12/27/2018 07:10 am

The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream.

In the Workplace 2019: Surveillance in the Workplace

by Daveante Jones 12/26/2018 08:24 am

With the advancement and implementation of technology into almost every aspect of our lives, including our workday, surveillance in the workplace is at an all-time high. Here's what employers should keep in mind.

Financial Consultant Sued Over Fake Loan Taken by John Rogers

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

A 5-year-old fraud committed by memorabilia maven John Rogers of North Little Rock has given rise to a new lawsuit.

Correction: Sam McFadin Charged After Dispute with Ex-Wife

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

Conway businessman Sam McFadin, who was involved in the defunct John Daly Steakhouse, was charged last week with one count of felony terroristic threatening and once count of misdemeanor harassing communications.

Sand Companies Hit Rough Patch, File for Bankruptcy

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

Two Arkansas-related companies tied to the fracking industry have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, listing millions of dollars in debts.

Top 10 Arkansas Business Stories That Defined 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

These are the top 10 news stories that defined 2018 in Arkansas' business world.

Arkansas Business Year in Review: Best & Worst of 2018

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

High times and low moments were both enjoyed by Arkansas readers in 2018.

Best Quotes of 2018: 'What NYC and the Delta Have in Common'

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/24/2018 12:00 am

They said it, we only quoted them. Here are some of the best things said in 201.