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Lowell In-Home Care Company Faces Racketeering Lawsuit for Alleged Workforce MisclassificationLock Icon

The lawsuit accuses Pinnacle In Home Care LLC of misclassifying its workforce to avoid mandatory employer costs that its competitors have to pay.  read more >
Government & Politics / Legal

Judge Blocks Arkansas Law That Took Away Board’s Ability to Fire State Corrections Secretary

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge on Friday blocked a new law that took away the Board of Corrections’ authority over the state corrections secretary and other top […] read more >
Joe Profiri
Government & Politics / Legal

Arkansas Board of Corrections Votes to Remove Secretary Joe Profiri, File Lawsuit

The Arkansas Board of Corrections voted Thursday to place Department of Corrections Secretary Joe Profiri on indefinite leave and file a lawsuit challenging new laws that made the secretary answerable […] read more >
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Attorney General’s Office Asks Judge To Block FOI Request

The attorney general’s office has asked a federal judge to block the release of attorney-client and “work product”-privileged documents that a Little Rock attorney asked for under FOIA. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Legal / Manufacturing / Retail

Federal Judge’s ‘Watershed’ Ruling Protects Hemp Industry in Arkansas

The ruling last month that blocks Arkansas from criminalizing certain hemp-derived cannabinoid products, such as delta-8 THC, is being hailed as a landmark decision for the hemp industry. read more >
Health Care / Legal / Retail

Fort Smith Cultivator License Keeps License But Remains in Court

River Valley Relief Cultivation’s Storm Nolan saw his license renewed even as the state Supreme Court reviews a lower court’s order for the license to be stripped. read more >
Baxter Drennon says Hall Booth Smith’s Little Rock office should be renovated by April.   
Legal

Atlanta Firm Hall Booth Smith Adds Lawyers in Arkansas

In less than two years, the law firm Hall Booth Smith of Atlanta has hired 14 lawyers to work in its Arkansas offices. read more >
A proposal to legalize medical marijuana has been approved for the November ballot in Arkansas.
Government & Politics / Legal

Attorneys Seek to Block ABC Hearing on Cultivation License

They want a judge to force state regulators to comply with a ruling against River Valley Relief Cultivation. read more >
Storm Nolan, principal owner of River Valley Relief Cultivation in Fort Smith.
Agriculture & Poultry / Health Care / Legal

State Moves to Revoke Fort Smith Cultivator’s Marijuana License

The licensing reversal favored 2600 Holdings of Little Rock, doing business as Southern Roots Cultivation, which had sued claiming it should have rightfully won the license. read more >
Jim Hendren
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Legal / Manufacturing

8th Circuit Court Ruling Favors Rehab Program

The ruling overturned a $1.6 million class-action judgment in 2020 against Hendren Plastics Inc. read more >
David Couch, author of Arkansas’ medical marijuana amendment.
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Cannabis Licensing at Issue as Adult-Use Vote Looms

As Arkansans face a possible November vote on legalizing recreational marijuana, the state Supreme Court has cast heavy legal shade over the system that handed out those licenses in the first place. read more >
Ruth Shepherd
Nonprofits / Tourism

$1M Raised, The Rep Aims for New Productions in 2019

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre plans to resume productions after the first of the year now that it has a new budget and raised enough money to pay off debt. read more >
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20 in Their 20s: New Influentials of 2017 Take Courage, Drive and Heart to Every Corner of Arkansas

This is the ninth year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called the New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s. read more >