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A Van Buren County homeowner is accused of having an improperly wide path down to Greers Ferry Lake.
Construction / Government & Politics / Legal / Real Estate / Tourism

Lakeside Footpath Leads to Federal Court

Wayne LaRue makes a federal case out of a $280 ticket given to him by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for having too wide of a footpath at his lakefront home on Greers Ferry Lake. read more >
A photo illustration showing the letter that Encore Bank sent to shareholders informing them that it had settled a lawsuit with Simmons Bank. Simmons Tower in downtown Little Rock is in the background. 
Banking & Finance / Legal / Public Companies

Encore Bank Will Pay $3.6M to Simmons to Settle Lawsuit

Simmons alleged that former employees took customer and proprietary bank information when they left to work for Encore. read more >
Extricating himself from the family business is a partial motivation behind Chris Crain suing his father, Larry Crain Sr.
Investments / Legal / Retail

Chris Crain Seeks Emancipation From Family Business Ventures

The estranged father-son relationship between Larry Crain Sr. and Chris Crain has escalated into a lawsuit on track for an expected trial date later this year. read more >
An executive triumvirate is guiding the transformation of Capital Bank into Encore Bank. From left, Chris Roberts, chairman and CEO; Phillip Jett, vice chairman and president; and Burt Hicks, senior executive vice president, chief operating officer and general counsel.
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Legal / Public Companies

Simmons Battles Encore BankLock Icon

Simmons Bank of Pine Bluff has accused former employees of taking customer and proprietary bank information when they left to work for Encore Bank of Little Rock. read more >
The headquarters of Redstone Construction Group, which was led by Michael Lasiter (inset), on West Dixon Road in Little Rock.
Banking & Finance / Construction / Legal

Court Ruling Cuts Off Lasiter Widow in Estate Fracas

A recent Pulaski Circuit Court judgment could serve to disinherit the widow of Little Rock businessman Michael Lasiter from much of her share of his estimated $50 million estate. read more >
The former Mayflower RV location at 87 Interstate Dr. in Mayflower
Construction / Health Care / Insurance / Real Estate / Retail

Mayflower RV Case Awards Defy Precedent, Appeal SaysLock Icon

A $1 million judgment awarded to the widow of a man who died cleaning up debris following the 2014 Mayflower tornado could be the subject of an Arkansas Supreme Court review of decades of legal precedent. read more >
The former Mayflower RV location at 87 Interstate Dr. in Mayflower
Construction / Insurance / Legal / Retail

Widow Receives $1M Judgment Over RV Dealership Destroyed by TornadoLock Icon

A “hand-shake” man who died while cleaning up debris after a 2014 tornado has had his attention to contractual detail vindicated by the Arkansas Court of Appeals. read more >