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Mark Friedman

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Mark Friedman has been with Arkansas Business since 2000. He also is an event photographer for Little Rock Soirée and occasionally writes columns about his daughter for Little Rock Family.

Friedman, who graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in history, covers health care and major Arkansas companies including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville and Dillard's Inc. of Little Rock.

Last 10 Articles & Blog Posts

Arkansas Law Firms Awarded $6.5M in Fees from State Farm Suit

Two Arkansas law firms will share an award of $6.5 million in attorneys' fees for representing plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co. It's one of the largest awards in Arkansas in recent memory. read more >

Arkansas Osteopathic Colleges Line Up Students

The two new osteopathic medical schools in Arkansas are being flooded with applications from students who want to be doctors. read more >

Regions Center Owners Sue Over $32M Default

The owners of the Regions Center say they were thwarted in their efforts to refinance a $32 million loan. read more >

No Insurance? No Problem, Pinnacle Internal Medicine Says

When Pinnacle Internal Medicine opens its doors on Sept. 4, it won't ask patients for their insurance cards. The Little Rock doctors' clinic doesn't take them. read more >

Taylor & Taylor Sues a Rival: Taylor & Taylor

Tasha and Andy Taylor, the husband-and-wife lawyers who operate the Taylor & Taylor law firm of Little Rock, have sued a Benton law firm with the same name in an attempt to get it to stop using the name and similar logo. read more >

Raising Arkansas Money For Arkansas Companies

A new venture capital firm in Conway seeks to raise $20 million to focus on startups in Arkansas. read more >

First Security Bank Sues Lauren James for Allegedly Defaulting on Loan

First Security Bank sued women's clothing company Lauren James of Fayetteville on Thursday seeking $338,720, the unpaid balance of a $400,000 business loan. read more >

The Pros and Cons of Arkansas Tort Reform

With less than five months before the November vote on capping attorney's fees and damages, groups for and against tort reform in Arkansas are making their case with money. read more >

License Not Renewed for UAMS' Myeloma Institute Director

The state medical board will not renew the educational license of Dr. Gareth Morgan, director of the UAMS Myeloma Institute, until he completes a course for distressed physicians. read more >

UAMS' Turbulent Year Was Years in the Making

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' financial troubles slowly simmered for years before bubbling over in the fall. read more >