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Ralph Bradbury (file).
Government & Politics / Legal / Transportation

10 Years On, Bradbury Case Moves Ahead

After more than a decade of waiting, Ralph Bradbury can move forward with his lawsuit against the former owners of the defunct Continental Express Inc. of Little Rock. read more >
Tim Dudley
Construction / Legal / Manufacturing / Retail

8th Circuit: Gerber Case Can Go Ahead

A novel question in a legal malpractice case against a local law firm will be returned to U.S. District Court in Little Rock for further processing. read more >
Drs. Scott and Kelli Schlesinger are fighting the other owners of Natural State Medicinals Cultivation, who want them out of the business.
Agriculture & Poultry / Health Care / Investments / Legal / Retail

Cannabis Cultivators in Fight Over Ouster From CompanyLock Icon

The majority owners of Natural State Medicinals Cultivation of White Hall voted in September to expel a married couple from the company. The problem is, the pair don’t want to go. read more >
Perry Wilson
Nonprofits / Small Business

$1M Wilson Gift Kick-Starts Entrepreneurship Focus at Lyon College

A million-dollar donation on behalf of the deep-rooted Wilson family of Arkansas will create an endowed professorship and lay the foundation of a new institute at Lyon College in Batesville. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Investments / Legal / Small Business

Pig Farmer Accused of Hogging Loan ProceedsLock Icon

Arvest Bank accuses a Fulton County pig farmer of submitting false financial statements to obtain millions of dollars in loans to raise pigs, instead using the money for other debts. read more >
Jenny Wilkes of Barber Law Firm in Little Rock
Government & Politics / Legal

Wilkes Heads to Barber Law Firm (Movers & Shakers)

Jenny Wilkes has joined Barber Law Firm in Little Rock in an of counsel role. read more >
Robbin Rahman, executive director of Harvest Cannabis Dispensary of Conway
Agriculture & Poultry / Business Services / Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal / Retail / Small Business

Robbin Rahman Offers Frank Analysis on Blunt Regulation

Robbin Rahman, the executive director of Conway’s dispensary, says being a lawyer is an asset in the state’s complex medical marijuana industry. read more >
Terry Fleming, left, and Kaylee Cathcart, in an exhibit in a civil suit filed last month.
Legal / Manufacturing

PerfectVision Founder Accused of AbuseLock Icon

The founder of one of Arkansas’ largest private companies stands accused in four civil lawsuits of human trafficking and sexually exploiting younger women. read more >
Quapaw House, seen here on Grand Avenue in Hot Springs, owed $1.9 million for unpaid payroll taxes in 2019. It also is also being sued by employees who haven’t been paid recently.
Banking & Finance / Health Care / Legal / Nonprofits

Quapaw House Officially Declared InsolventLock Icon

An attorney for Quapaw House Inc., the troubled Hot Springs drug and alcohol treatment provider, says its liabilities "exceed its assets and it is unable to pay its debts as they come due." read more >
Quapaw House, seen here on Grand Avenue in Hot Springs, owed $1.9 million for unpaid payroll taxes in 2019. It also is also being sued by employees who haven’t been paid recently.
Banking & Finance / Health Care / Legal / Nonprofits

Quapaw House Insolvent, Former Receiver Says

Quapaw House Inc., the troubled Hot Springs drug and alcohol treatment provider, has no employees, no open locations and no receiver nowadays, a lawyer for the company says, though it does have more than $13 million in debt. read more >
Quapaw House, seen here on Grand Avenue in Hot Springs, owed $1.9 million for unpaid payroll taxes in 2019. It also is also being sued by employees who haven’t been paid recently.
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal / Nonprofits

Quapaw House, Successor to Preferred Family Healthcare, Has Woes of Its Own

Robert Lewis saw warning signs during his short time as a director of Quapaw House Inc., the Hot Springs nonprofit organization that acquired the assets of scandal-plagued Preferred Family Healthcare a year and a half ago. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Retail / Small Business

Update: Cannabis Dispensary, Arkansas’ 10th, Opens in Conway

A medical marijuana dispensary set to open Friday in Conway will be the state's 10th legal outlet for cannabis, state officials said Wednesday, a day after an Alcoholic Beverage Control leader lamented the slow rollout of dispensaries. read more >
Michael Nellums
Education / Legal

Pine Bluff Principal Sues North Little Rock School DistrictLock Icon

Michael Nellums, the principal of Pine Bluff High School, has sued the North Little Rock School District alleging he wasn’t hired by the district because he’s black. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Health Care / Investments

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Diligence Due in Cannabis InvestingLock Icon

Investing in the marijuana business these days doesn’t require bags of cash or secret handoffs, but there are still risks, and experts advise looking before leaping into the new medical cannabis industry. read more >
Banking & Finance / Legal / Real Estate

Gusano’s Owner Sued Over Unpaid LoansLock Icon

It looks like legal problems are on the menu for Tim Chappell, owner of Gusano’s Chicago-Style Pizzeria. read more >
A bankruptcy court’s approval clears the way for Windstream CEO Tony Thomas and others to earn a slice of $24 million in bonuses.
Banking & Finance / Legal / Public Companies / Restaurants & Food

Bankruptcy Judge OKs Windstream Bonuses

A bankruptcy judge in New York last week approved Windstream Holdings Inc.’s request to use up to $24 million for bonuses for executives. read more >
Mark Stodola
Government & Politics

Former Mayor Stodola Joins Barber FirmLock Icon

This month, former Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola joined the Barber Law Firm as an “of counsel” attorney. read more >
Robbin Rahman of the Barber Law Firm says medical cannabis could cause some HR headaches.
Business Services / Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Legal / Small Business / Transportation

HR, Meet THC: Bosses Told to Prepare for CannabisLock Icon

Medical marijuana is now legal in Arkansas and due to hit the market in six weeks. Lawyers, compliance professionals and the Society for Human Resource Management are warning companies to get ready. read more >
Judge P.K. Holmes III said in a recent order that he has "a strong impression" that attorneys Josh Sanford and Steve Rauls, shown in order on right, have directed most of their efforts "toward obtaining a settlement for Plaintiffs that includes a large fee award for attorneys appearing from the Sanford Law Firm."
Health Care / Insurance

Judge Holmes Tells Little Rock Lawyers to Pay UpLock Icon

The chief federal judge for the Western District of Arkansas recently ordered two Little Rock lawyers to pay a total of $4,586 in costs and fees related to two of their clients not showing up for depositions. read more >
Judge P.K. Holmes III said in a recent order that he has "a strong impression" that attorneys Josh Sanford and Steve Rauls, shown in order on right, have directed most of their efforts "toward obtaining a settlement for Plaintiffs that includes a large fee award for attorneys appearing from the Sanford Law Firm."
Energy / Health Care

Little Rock Attorneys Ask Judge Holmes to Rethink SanctionsLock Icon

Two Little Rock lawyers have asked the chief federal judge for the Western District of Arkansas to reconsider sanctions he imposed on them after a string of cases in which he was critical of their law firm’s work. read more >