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Bret Bielema, former Arkansas Razorbacks head football coach, and Wally Hall, sports columnist at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Education / Legal / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Bret Bielema’s Lawsuit Refers to Wally Hall

This month’s legal action by fired Razorback football coach Bret Bielema paints the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Wally Hall as something of a stenographer for the Razorback Foundation, Bielema’s target in a $7 million breach-of-promise lawsuit. read more >
The buying and selling of oil & gas leases in Oklahoma’s STACK play (outlined in red) is the centerpiece of an ongoing fraud and breach of fiduciary duties litigation in Pulaski County Circuit Court. Arkansas players dominate the roll call of investors and other participants.
Education / Energy / Investments / Legal / Real Estate

Oklahoma STACK Play Produces Lawsuits

After negotiating a $7 million judgment last year against a former partner and manager, an Arkansas-heavy investment group hasn’t given up trying to recover damages from others they say helped him in his scheme. read more >
The “Our Team” category on Kuettel Capital’s website lists Adam Kuettel, left, and Frank Smith, who was touted as its portfolio manager, head of research. But Smith said last week he hasn’t done work for the Bentonville firm in 17 months.
Business Services / Insurance / Investments / Legal / Retail

Investment Adviser Adam Kuettel Accused of Costing Clients MillionsLock Icon

Bentonville investment adviser Adam Kuettel has been in a destructive spiral since March 30, both professionally and personally. read more >
A Planet Fitness property constructed by C.R. Crawford Construction in Joplin, Missouri.
Health Care / Legal / Real Estate

Berman Sues Ortega Over Closed Planet FitnessLock Icon

The sale of a Planet Fitness in Joplin, Missouri, has resulted in a lawsuit filed in Fayetteville by a California investor against a Springdale man who is originally from Miami. read more >
Business Services

Montrose Environmental Acquires CTEH of North Little Rock

Montrose Environmental Group Inc. of Irvine, California, acquires CTEH of North Little Rock, a scientific consulting firm specializing in emergency preparedness, response and recovery. read more >
Baptist Health Virtual Care plugs socially distant patients directly into physician conferences.
Health Care / Legal / Media & Marketing

Telemedicine Tipping Point Seen as Virus Alters Care

COVID-19 has turned the world upside down, but it is also ushering telemedicine into widespread acceptance in Arkansas. read more >
Health Care / Insurance / Investments / Legal / Public Companies

Side Effects Of Pandemic? Legal Action

As the novel coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on people and the economy, attorneys are bracing for a flood of lawsuits in its wake. read more >
Banking & Finance / Legal

Acquire or Be Acquired? (Robert Smith Commentary)

These are the three factors consistently identified as the primary drivers of merger transactions in the current market. read more >
Robert George and Matthew Mitchell of the Friday Eldredge & Clark in Rogers.
Legal

George, Mitchell Named Parters at Friday Eldredge & Clark (Movers & Shakers)

Robert W. George and Matthew D. Mitchell have been promoted to partner at Friday Eldredge & Clark in Rogers. read more >
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Construction / Real Estate / Restaurants & Food

Little Rock Club Looks at 50Lock Icon

In celebrating its history, the Little Rock Club is looking to ensure its future, and that future must embrace diversity, young people and families. read more >
M. Scott Hall of Hall Estill in Fayetteville.
Legal

Friday Eldredge & Clark Adds Blake Brizzolara (Movers & Shakers)

Blake Brizzolara has joined the litigation practice at Friday Eldredge & Clark in Rogers. read more >
Osborn & Osborn’s office on West Monroe Avenue in Jonesboro, where Edward M. Cooper Jr. worked for nearly 40 years.
Business Services / Legal / Manufacturing / Real Estate

Cooper Makes First Payment to Roach ManufacturingLock Icon

A former Jonesboro accountant recently made a dent in a $9 million civil judgment owed to a former client from which he embezzled for more than 20 years. read more >
A screenshot from the Duggar property listing on Realtor.com featuring a photo taken by Colby Clark.
Legal / Media & Marketing / Real Estate

Facebook Flap Over Duggar House Photos Sparks LawsuitLock Icon

A photographer filed a lawsuit in Washington County Circuit Court alleging that a real estate agent defamed him on Facebook. read more >
Sevier County Judge Greg Ray last week at the De Queen Medical Center, which closed in February. He’s lobbying for building a new hospital.
Health Care / Insurance / Legal

De Queen Hospital Owner Leaves Sevier County in the LurchLock Icon

The Sevier County judge is lobbying to build a new hospital after the De Queen Medical Center closed in February, leaving behind a pile of debt and lawsuits for its owner. read more >
Devin Cole
Agriculture & Poultry / Investments / Legal / Retail

Power Bar Investment Leads to LawsuitLock Icon

An investment group tied to George’s Inc. of Springdale has accused a California nutrition company of misrepresenting its financial status in order to entice the group to make a $3 million investment. read more >
Phyllis Rogers, AFMC
Business Services / Education / Legal / Nonprofits

Phyllis Rogers Moves to AFMC (Movers & Shakers)

Phyllis Rogers joined AFMC of Little Rock last month as its new chief financial officer. read more >
Michael McCarty Harrison

Michael McCarty Harrison Joins Friday Eldredge & Clark (Movers & Shakers)

Harrison will be of counsel and will focus her practice on insurance defense and coverage, product liability, medical malpractice, personal injury defense, transportation litigation, fire and arson investigations and appellate advocacy. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal / Manufacturing

Ill-Fitting Coat Leads to Firefighter JudgmentLock Icon

A federal jury in Jonesboro recently awarded a former West Memphis firefighter $937,500 for being burned while wearing a fire coat that didn’t properly fit. read more >
North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith hopes the City Council will approve a bond issue for $4 million in airport improvements.
Business Services / Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Legal / Tourism / Transportation

North Little Rock Looks to the SkiesLock Icon

North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith had heard complaints about the North Little Rock Municipal Airport. Last fall, he asked some of the critical executives to put their concerns in writing, into a form he could take to the City Council. They did, and the remarks were scathing. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal / Transportation

Arkansas Banks and Marijuana (Robert T. Smith Commentary)

With the rollout of medical marijuana in full swing for Arkansas-based cultivators, dispensaries and patients, businesses vying to provide them with products and services remain in an uncertain position. read more >