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Baptist Health Names New VP & Chief Medical Officer (Movers & Shakers)

Mackenzie Clyburn has been promoted to vice president of hospital operations at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock, and Dr. David Shenker has been promoted to chief medical officer. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Lowell In-Home Care Company Faces Racketeering Lawsuit for Alleged Workforce MisclassificationLock Icon

The lawsuit accuses Pinnacle In Home Care LLC of misclassifying its workforce to avoid mandatory employer costs that its competitors have to pay.  read more >

Ruling Gives $90M to Crain Daughters

The daughters of Fort Smith businessman H.C. “Dude” Crain Jr. have received about $90 million from his estate after the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis ruled in their favor. read more >
Education / Legal / Nonprofits

2 Hired at UA Little Rock (Movers & Shakers)

Nikolas Doshier has been hired as assistant professor of music, and Chanell Smith has been named the university’s director of health services. read more >
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Like Other Retailers, Walmart Wants Insurers to Pay Opioid CostsLock Icon

Walmart says its insurance companies are obligated to cover its defense costs, settlements, judgments and other losses involving the opioid lawsuits, but aren’t doing so. read more >
Government & Politics / Public Companies

Walmart Sues Insurance Carriers Over Denied Opioid Litigation Coverage

The retail giant says it paid millions in insurance premiums and expected to be covered. read more >
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Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Legal / Manufacturing

8th Circuit Court Ruling Favors Rehab Program

The ruling overturned a $1.6 million class-action judgment in 2020 against Hendren Plastics Inc. read more >
Banking & Finance / Construction / Legal

Srygley Learns $1M Lesson from LobbyistLock Icon

Robert Srygley doesn’t think he’ll ever get paid on the $1 million judgment recently received against his former longtime friend. read more >
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Energy / Legal

RMP Hires Flock, Expands Little Rock Office

RMP LLP of Springdale has expanded its Little Rock office by hiring an energy attorney with more than 10 years of experience. read more >
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Business Services / Legal / Real Estate

New Owner of Bentonville Building Sues Over Vacated TenantsLock Icon

The California buyer of a $6 million office building in Bentonville has sued alleging fraud by the company that sold the property. read more >
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Srygley Sues Tilton Over Million-Dollar LoanLock Icon

Robert Srygley, the former president of the Arkansas Check Cashers Association Inc., loaned a lobbyist $1 million last year and it didn’t end well. read more >
Matt Bishop, a Fayetteville attorney who has filed suit against merchant cash advance companies, says their non-loan approach to financing “kind of took off as a lot of states started shutting down payday lenders.”
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Merchant Cash Advances Draw FireLock Icon

Desperate businesses that turned to merchant cash advance companies for rescue found their lifeline shackled to high interest rates, hidden fees and long-term debt, several lawsuits claim. read more >
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Northwest Arkansas Man Sues Lawyers Over $54M in Loans

A Washington County man has sued his local lawyers for encouraging him to lend $54 million to another of their clients in a series of loans that are now in default. read more >
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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 >
Tim Steadman, a Little Rock attorney, represents about 175 members of the plaintiff class in a fair wage case against DARP and Hendren Plastics.
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Recovery Patients’ No-Pay Work Comes Back to Haunt HendrenLock Icon

A Washington County judge offered Levi Crowe a choice in 2016: a drug recovery program or jail. It was an easy choice, but Crowe had no idea that recovery would include working full time for no pay. read more >