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Walmart, Guns and Money

Walmart, Guns and Money

LegalCover Story

After two fatal shootings and several threats, Walmart finds itself a focus in America's bitter gun debate. The company, founded by an avid hunter and incubated in gun-loving Arkansas, sells 2% of the nation's firearms and 20% of its ammunition; still, you might be surprised by changes it has already made. read more >

Western Financial Was Allowed to Leave Case Early

Western Financial Was Allowed to Leave Case Early

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Before WestFax Inc. was hit last year with a $21.1 million class-action judgment in Arkansas involving unwanted faxes, the client company that made the fax solicitation was allowed to exit the case by saying it couldn't afford even a modest judgment. read more >

Hidden Search of Schwyhart Assets Probes Attorney Files

Hidden Search of Schwyhart Assets Probes Attorney Files

Banking & FinanceLegalTransportationCover Story

The search for nearly $3.2 million from a once-secret 2013 settlement and possession of a grand home valued at $1.9 million by the Benton County assessor remain at center stage in the bankruptcy of Bill and Carolyn Schwyhart. read more >

Not a Good Look (Editorial)

Not a Good Look (Editorial)

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It takes some doing to make Wells Fargo look like a sympathetic victim, but the legal community in Pope County has managed it. read more >

Dentist's Crushed Thumb Leads to Lawsuit

Dentist's Crushed Thumb Leads to Lawsuit

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A Fayetteville dentist is suing Berkshire Life Insurance for past benefits in the amount of about $200,000 after the company stopped paying her claims following a workout accident. read more >

That's Just Wrong (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

That's Just Wrong (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Health CareLegalOpinionEditor's Note

Rivendell's hiring of a nurse still on professional probation for a drug problem to work with drug addicts, and then protecting him to the point of destroying evidence feels like a systemic problem. read more >

Unemployment Rates Trend Lower in Arkansas

Unemployment Rates Trend Lower in Arkansas

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The unemployment rates in most of Arkansas' metro areas continued to move downward or stay stable in June, with Fayetteville, Jonesboro, Little Rock and Texarkana seeing declines. read more >

Marijuana Cultivator Rising In Newport Adds Illinois Ally

Marijuana Cultivator Rising In Newport Adds Illinois Ally

Health CareLegalCover Story

Don Parker can tell you chapter and verse about how he'll grow medicinal marijuana at a $9 million, 35,000-SF cultivation facility his company is building in Newport. But ask where he'll get his first plant or seed, and he goes quiet for a beat. read more >

Words vs. Actions (Editorial)

Words vs. Actions (Editorial)

LegalOpinion

Last week, state Rep. Mickey Gates gave his fellow legislators another opportunity to show they're serious about restoring public trust. read more >

Elaine Massacre Memorial Set for Unveiling

Elaine Massacre Memorial Set for Unveiling

LegalCover Story

A three-day period of killing in the Arkansas Delta a century ago will be commemorated with the Elaine Massacre Memorial, to be dedicated across the street from the Phillips County Courthouse in Helena on Sept. 29. read more >

Walmart Sex Bias Case Dealt Blow

Walmart Sex Bias Case Dealt Blow

LegalCover Story

A federal judge in Florida ruled earlier this month that 79 women with claims of sex discrimination against Walmart must file their cases against the Bentonville retailer as individual lawsuits, rather than as a group. read more >

Arkansas to Get $2.5M in Equifax Breach Settlement

Arkansas to Get $2.5M in Equifax Breach Settlement

LegalBanking & Finance

Arkansas is receiving $2.5 million as part of a settlement with the credit reporting agency Equifax over a 2017 data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people. read more >