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Energy

Report: Companies’ Climate Targets Not What They Claim

Among 24 companies, only one had climate plans with "reasonable integrity" while the rest were assessed to be moderate to very low. read more >
Crain Volkswagen of Fayetteville opened in 2017.
Legal / Retail / Transportation

Crain Volkswagen of Fayetteville Files Suit Over Rival LotLock Icon

The Crain group in Fayetteville is challenging Volkswagen’s decision to grant a dealer franchise to the Everetts in Benton County. read more >
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$11.7M Paid for Little Rock Auto DealershipLock Icon

This week's roundup of million-dollar real estate transactions in Pulaski County. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics / Transportation

State Rebates Available for Building Charging Stations

A new state program using nearly $1 million from Volkswagen’s environmental mitigation fund will offer rebates for companies and individuals installing electric vehicle charging stations in Arkansas. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal / Retail

Filling The Void (Editorial)

The leadership gap left by our elected officials is being filled increasingly by leaders in the private sector read more >
Adam Fogleman
Construction

Pulaski, Washington Counties Plan Solar Savings for Taxpayers

After four years of looking at options, Pulaski County has put solar power "squarely in the pipeline" with a bid proposal for building a multimillion-dollar sun farm on county property, a project expected to save taxpayers 25-35% on an electric bill that once ran $1.2 million a year. read more >
Investments / Legal / Transportation

Volkswagen to Face Lawsuit by Arkansas Highway Employees Fund, Others

Volkswagen AG must defend an investor lawsuit filed by pension funds, including one representing Arkansas State Highway Employees, over the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal, a U.S. judge rules. read more >
Allison Koile, attorney for Brooke Johnson, stands by Johnson’s Volkswagen Jetta diesel. Johnson is one of the Arkansas plaintiffs in the class-action lawsuit against Volkswagen.
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Volkswagen Faces Long Road in Regaining Trust

German automobile maker Volkswagen still smarting after an emissions scandal left 2,540 Arkansans eligible for buybacks. read more >
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‘Tone at the Top’ Deters Fraud (William Wyngaard Expert Commentary)

As role models, company leaders have an impact on the moral behavior of subordinates. When faced with an ethical dilemma, employees reduce the uncertainty of the dilemma by imitating their leaders’ behavior, which they observe daily. read more >
Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Hudson Goodson and state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, who inserted language in legislation that allowed a no-bid agreement.
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John Goodson Helped Law Firms Get State Auditor Contract Potentially Worth Millions

State Auditor Andrea Lea agreed to pay inexperienced out-of-state attorneys a fee nearly twice as high as other states have committed to pay in a pursuit of unredeemed U.S. Treasury bonds. read more >
Legal

Lawsuits Could Force VW to Buy Back Cheating Diesels

Volkswagen almost inevitably will have to compensate owners of diesel cars equipped with emissions-rigging software. Some legal experts say the automaker could be forced to buy back the cars altogether. read more >
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Arkansas VW Owners File Lawsuits in State, Federal Courts

Arkansas lawyers filed two lawsuits last month against Volkswagen, the front edge of what’s expected to be a wave of legal action against the German automaker over the still-unfolding emissions scandal. read more >
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Government & Politics / Legal / Retail

Arkansas Lawsuits Against VW Allege Fraud

A look at two lawsuits filed last month in Arkansas against Volkswagen. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing / Transportation

Worse Than A Crime (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

Figuring out a way to pass a test that Volkswagen couldn’t honestly pass was just the start. The company then created a whole fictitious marketing strategy around its fraudulent emissions tests. read more >

VW Might Compensate Owners of Diesel Cars for Loss of Value

Volkswagen could compensate owners of diesel-powered cars that emit high levels of pollutants, possibly by paying them for the lost value of their vehicles, the company's top U.S. executive said. read more >
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
Government & Politics / Legal / Transportation

Leslie Rutledge Says She’ll Join Multistate Investigation of VW

Arkansas' attorney general is joining a multistate investigation into Volkswagen amid allegations the company cheated on emissions tests read more >