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The U.S. Department of Agriculture building in Washington, D.C.
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Legal

Farmers of Color Sue Government for Promised Federal Aid

The lawsuit filed by Ben Crump, a Florida-based civil rights attorney known for representing family members of George Floyd and other Black people killed by police, stems from congressional approval of $5 billion in debt relief for thousands of farmers of color. read more >
A Walmart pharmacy in Florida in January 2021 
Legal / Retail

Walmart Offers to Pay $3.1B to Settle Opioid Lawsuits

Walmart said it "strongly disputes" the allegations and does not admit liability with the settlement plan. read more >
Internal Revenue Service headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Government & Politics / Legal / Restaurants & Food / Small Business / Tourism

Rod’s Pizza Responds to Uncle SamLock Icon

The famed Hot Springs restaurant is being sued by the IRS for more than $586,000 in back taxes. read more >
Legal / Public Companies / Transportation

PAM Settles Another Class-Action Wage Lawsuit for $4.75M

The suit alleges that PAM failed to compensate drivers for the entirety of multi-day hauls, similar to a case it settled in 2020. read more >
Legal / Public Companies / Retail

Walmart Ordered to Pay Oregon Man $4.4M for Racial Profiling

According to a lawsuit, a Walmart employee "spied" on Dovey Mangum while shopping, ordered him to leave and called police when he refused. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Banking & Finance / Legal / Retail / Small Business

$10M Fraud Accusation Against Agricultural Equipment DealerLock Icon

A Wisconsin finance company filed suit against Venture Equipment LLC of Searcy. read more >
Jason Rapert
Government & Politics / Legal

Settlement Requires Arkansas Senator to Unblock Critics

American Atheists announced the settlement in its federal lawsuit against Arkansas over Republican Sen. Jason Rapert's social media. read more >
A Walmart pharmacy in Massachusetts in 2018.
Legal / Public Companies / Retail

Walmart, CVS and Walgreens Owe $650M in Opioids Suit

A judge admonished the companies, saying they "squandered the opportunity" to present a meaningful plan to abate the crisis. The companies say they'll appeal. read more >
A Kroger location in Richmond Hill, Georgia
Legal / Public Companies / Retail

Ex-Kroger Managers File Age Discrimination SuitLock Icon

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Little Rock, alleges that Kroger adopted a plan to slash costs by getting rid of older, highly paid managers through an early retirement plan. read more >
The Internal Revenue Services building in Washington, D.C.
Government & Politics / Legal / Restaurants & Food / Small Business

Famed Hot Springs Pizza Joint Needs More DoughLock Icon

The government said in a lawsuit filed last week that the restaurant owes more than a half-million dollars in taxes. read more >
Media & Marketing / Public Companies

Uniti Reaches $39M Settlement With Investors

The company was accused of concealing known risks connected to a $310 million judgment against Windstream in 2019. 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 >
Banking & Finance / Construction / Legal

It’s White vs. Daters as Split Of Civil Engineers Hits Court

Joe White Jr. may be gone, but his family name lingers on competing enterprises. read more >
Red and white faced beef cattle on a farm. 
Agriculture & Poultry / Business Services / Legal / Public Companies

Sysco Accuses Tyson, 3 Other Beef Processors of Price Fixing

The nation's largest food distributor has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that the companies have conspired for years to inflate prices. read more >
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Legal / Restaurants & Food / Small Business

Theo’s Serves Up Lawsuit Against Former ChefLock Icon

Bowman Restaurant Group LLC of Fayetteville, which does business as Theo’s, filed a lawsuit against Lucas Ardemagni alleging breach of the duty of loyalty to an employer. read more >
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Banking & Finance / Education / Investments / Legal

Fund Manager Pleads Guilty to Fraud After Arkansas Teacher Pension Losses

Allianz Global Investors U.S. has agreed to pay more than $6 billion in penalties and restitution to investors. read more >
A Walmart pharmacy in Florida in January 2021 
Health Care / Legal / Public Companies

Judge to Decide How Much Walmart, Other Pharmacies Owe Over Opioid Crisis

A jury in November found the pharmacy chains responsible for recklessly distributing massive amounts of pain pills. read more >
Federal Trade Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Government & Politics / Legal / Public Companies

Walmart, Kohl’s Settle With FTC Over False Marketing Allegations

The companies marketed dozens of home textile products as environmentally friendly bamboo when they were actually rayon, according to regulators. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal / Transportation

Arkansas, Other States Challenge CDC Transit Mask Rule

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said the mandate exceeds federal authority. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Legal / Public Companies

Judges Send Tyson Workers’ Virus Lawsuit Back to Iowa State Court

The suit alleges that Tyson's actions contributed to the deaths of of four workers. read more >