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I Sell 4 U Auto Sales at 3208 MacArthur Drive in North Little Rock is named as a defendant in trial of Kristian Nelson (inset.)
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Kristian D. Nelson Held in Contempt of CourtLock Icon

On Oct. 4, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen held Nelson in contempt of court for failing to hand over a list of his assets, accounts and holdings to attorneys for Richard F. Toll. read more >
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Blacks Eye Seats on Appellate CourtsLock Icon

A Black candidate has never been elected to the Arkansas Supreme Court. A group of plaintiffs hopes to change that with a federal lawsuit. read more >
I Sell 4 U Auto Sales at 3208 MacArthur Drive in North Little Rock is named as a defendant in trial of Kristian Nelson (inset.)
Investments / Restaurants & Food / Retail

Kristian Nelson, His Companies Hit with $43.6M Jury Verdict

Nelson, who was accused of fraud, told Arkansas Business on Monday that he plans to appeal. read more >
I Sell 4 U Auto Sales at 3208 MacArthur Drive in North Little Rock is named as a defendant in trial of Kristian Nelson (inset.)
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Kristian Nelson Fraud Trial BeginsLock Icon

Ex-con Kristian D. Nelson of England has already suffered a major legal blow before a civil trial for fraud starts Tuesday. read more >
Kristian Nelson
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Court Date Set for NelsonLock Icon

In July 2020, Richard Toll, who is in his 90s, accused Kristian Nelson in a lawsuit of defrauding him of $4.5 million in less than three years. read more >
Brian Mears, president and CEO of Alleviant Health Centers in Little Rock.
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Alleviant Health Sustains Tenant’s RemorseLock Icon

Facing a lawsuit over unpaid rent, Alleviant Health Centers is saying it never occupied its planned headquarters space at Premier Medical Plaza in west Little Rock. read more >
Kristian Nelson
Investments / Legal / Small Business

No Delay in Kristian Nelson TrialLock Icon

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen denied a request from the newest attorney for Kristian D. Nelson of England to delay the civil trial set for February. read more >
Kristian Nelson
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Ex-Con in Fraud Case Takes the Fifth

Asked to explain what happened to millions of dollars lent to him by an elderly Little Rock man, Kristian D. Nelson repeatedly cited his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. read more >
Wendell Griffen
Government & Politics

Wendell Griffen Won’t Run in 2022

An Arkansas judge who was prohibited from hearing death penalty related cases after he demonstrated against executions said Monday he won't seek reelection next year. read more >
Wendell Griffen
Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food / Small Business

Arkansas Judge Dismisses Challenge to Virus Curfew for Bars

An Arkansas judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the early closing time for bars and some restaurants that was temporarily imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic. read more >
Wendell Griffen
Government & Politics

Arkansas Court: Griffen Can’t Handle Capital Murder Case

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said a judge who was barred from hearing execution-related cases after he participated in an anti-death penalty protest can't preside over a capital murder case. read more >
Wendell Griffen
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Governor’s Virus Mandates

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen dismisses a lawsuit by some Republican legislators challenging a mask mandate and other restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care

Hutchinson Stands by School Plan as Groups Cite Virus Worries

Arkansas’ governor on Tuesday stood by efforts to reopen schools next month, despite concerns raised by pediatricians and the Little Rock teachers union about moving forward with in-person classes as coronavirus cases continue rising. 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 >
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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Arkansas Eye Surgery Referendum

An Arkansas judge dismisses a lawsuit trying to block from this year's ballot a referendum on a new law expanding the procedures that optometrists can perform. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal / Tourism

Arkansas Judge Blocks Panel From Awarding Casino License

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen temporarily blocks the Arkansas Racing Commission from issuing a license for a casino to operate in Pope County. read more >
The Arkansas Supreme Court building in Little Rock.

State Supreme Court Won’t Prohibit Griffen From Hearing AG’s Cases

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the state attorney general's request to prohibit a judge who demonstrated against the death penalty from handling any cases involving her office. read more >
The headquarters of Redstone Construction Group, which was led by Michael Lasiter (inset), on West Dixon Road in Little Rock.
Business Services / Construction / Investments / Legal

Future Roles in Lasiter Estate Go Before Judge

Mutual accusations of money-grubbing provide common ground in the courtroom wrangling over the estate of Michael Lasiter, owner of RedStone Construction Group of Little Rock. read more >
Wendell Griffen
Government & Politics

Leslie Rutledge Wants Judge Wendell Griffen Barred From Her Cases

Arkansas' attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to reassign cases involving her office from a judge who has been prohibited from handling execution cases, accusing him of regularly being biased against her staff. read more >
Government & Politics

Arkansas Justices Challenge Ethics Charges Over Wendell Griffen’s Case

Five Arkansas Supreme Court justices on Wednesday challenged efforts to sanction them over the court's decision to prohibit a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration from hearing any execution-related cases. read more >