Tagged: lance stokes

Lauren James, First Security Reach Settlement in Lawsuit

by Mark Friedman 2/11/2019 12:00 am

First Security Bank of Searcy last week settled its lawsuit against Lauren James Enterprises Inc. of Fayetteville, ending a legal battle that included allegations that the women’s clothing company conducted a sham foreclosure sale in August to avoid paying the bank.

LJ Apparel Rep Discusses Steps Taken to Secure Lauren James

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/27/2018 12:00 am

LJ Apparel is fighting a lawsuit brought by First Security Bank of Searcy, which accused the newly formed company of holding a sham foreclosure sale earlier this month for Lauren James.

First Security Moves Forward Against Lauren James Following Foreclosure Sale

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/13/2018 12:00 am

Now that the foreclosure sale of Lauren James’ merchandise is over, First Security Bank of Searcy wants to move forward and have a judgment placed against the women’s clothing company and its owners for defaulting on a loan.

Bank Calls Lauren James' Foreclosure Sale A Sham

by Mark Friedman 8/1/2018 11:35 am

First Security Bank has asked a Washington County Circuit judge to prevent women's clothing company Lauren James from going forward with a "sham" foreclosure sale next week.

First Security Fights 'Warehouse Sale' of Lauren James

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/18/2018 12:00 am

The Searcy bank, which has sued Lauren James Enterprises Inc. of Fayetteville over a defaulted $338,720 loan, has asked a Washington County Circuit judge to prevent Lauren James from holding its warehouse sale scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

First Security Bank Sues Lauren James for Allegedly Defaulting on Loan

by Mark Friedman 6/11/2018 11:58 am

First Security Bank sued women's clothing company Lauren James of Fayetteville on Thursday seeking $338,720, the unpaid balance of a $400,000 business loan.

Former Employees Targeted in Houndstooth Suit

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/14/2018 12:00 am

Houndstooth Clothing Co. Inc. of Fayetteville filed for an injunction in Washington County Circuit Court against its former sales manager and two sales assistants claiming the trio took proprietary customer information with them when they left the company earlier this year.

Lawsuits Challenge Fairy Tale Founding of Lauren James

by Mark Friedman 1/22/2018 12:00 am

A series of now-settled lawsuits, pitting business partner against business partner, suggests a far less happy founding story for women’s clothing company Lauren James of Fayetteville.

Lauren James Raises $1.16M in Stock Offering

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/6/2017 12:00 am

Lauren James Enterprises Inc. of Fayetteville recently raised $1.16 million in a stock offering, according to its filing with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

20 in Their 20s: New Influentials of 2017 Take Courage, Drive and Heart to Every Corner of Arkansas

by Gwen Moritz 9/25/2017 12:00 am

This is the ninth year that Arkansas Business has sought out talented young leaders in our business and nonprofit community to introduce to readers in a feature called the New Influentials: 20 in Their 20s.

Startup Stays Up: Lauren James Looks to Last

by Marty Cook 5/29/2017 12:00 am

Apparel company The Lauren James Co., based in Fayetteville, is expanding rapidly. Lance Stokes said the company generated more than $10 million in 2016, with one-third of that coming from its e-commerce business.