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Former North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Henry Hays Dies at 76

North Little Rock announced that Patrick Henry Hays, the longest serving mayor in the city’s history, died from cancer Wednesday morning at age 76. Hays was an assistant city attorney in […] read more >
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Plaintiffs in Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Include Big Names in Business

The lawsuit that led Pulaski County Circuit Judge Morgan “Chip” Welch to strike down 27 state laws on medical marijuana was filed by Good Day Farm Arkansas LLC. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal / Retail

Lawsuit Leaves Cannabis Industry in Limbo

Cannabis firms in Arkansas await more legal action on laws struck down. read more >
Joe Denton and Justin Zachary, lawyers at Denton & Zachary of Little Rock, were awarded $18 million in attorneys’ fees last year. The award is on appeal.
Government & Politics / Legal

State Supreme Court Rules Against Attorneys in $18M Fee Case

Attorneys Joe Denton and Justin Zachary said they fear the decision will “formally discourage other Arkansans from challenging the state." read more >
Fourth-generation farmer Reed Storey grows 90 acres of soybeans just outside of Marvell city limits in Phillips County.  
Agriculture & Poultry / Legal

Seeds of Discord: Farmers Accused of Fraud in Dicamba DisputeLock Icon

The Arkansas Seed Growers Association says the farmers had an agenda beyond simply contributing to agriculture. read more >
Joe Denton and Justin Zachary, lawyers at Denton & Zachary of Little Rock, were awarded $18 million in attorneys’ fees last year. The award is on appeal.
Government & Politics / Legal

Attorneys Say More Is at Risk Than Their $18M

Their fear is that tossing the attorneys’ fee award will deter Arkansans from filing lawsuits challenging the illegal use of taxpayer money. read more >
The Arkansas Supreme Court building in Little Rock.
Legal

Barbara Webb, Backed by GOP Groups, Wins State Supreme Court Race

The chief administrative law judge for the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission and wife of the state Republican Party chairman was elected Tuesday to the Supreme Court after a race that focused on her deep ties to the GOP. read more >
Arkansas Supreme Court Building in Little Rock
Legal

Arkansas Supreme Court Race with Partisan Edge Comes to End

An Arkansas Supreme Court race with a decidedly partisan edge comes to an end Tuesday as voters choose the next justice for the technically nonpartisan court. read more >
The Arkansas Supreme Court building in Little Rock.
Legal

Barbara Webb’s Political Ties Targeted in State Supreme Court Race

The race for a seat on the Arkansas Supreme Court is technically nonpartisan, but the close ties of one of the two main candidates to the state Republican Party highlight just how partisan such campaigns have become. read more >
Bruce Westerman

Arkansas Congressman, Supreme Court Hopeful File for 2020

An Arkansas congressman seeking re-election and a judge running for a state Supreme Court seat are among the hopefuls who have made their candidacies official for 2020. read more >
Chip Welch
Legal

Morgan ‘Chip’ Welch Announces Run for State Supreme Court

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Morgan "Chip" says he's running for a seat on the state's Supreme Court, setting up another potentially expensive and heated race. read more >
Banking & Finance / Real Estate

John Lewis Ordered to Pay Back AlimonyLock Icon

The Little Rock businessman was ordered to pony up $107,500 to cover back alimony to his ex-wife, Kimberly, and her attorney costs. read more >
Health Care / Investments / Legal

Attorneys Squabble as Nursing Home Case Seeks Class-Action Status

On Jan. 22, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Morgan E. “Chip” Welch will conduct a status hearing in a nursing home liability case that is seeking class-action status. read more >