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Arkansas Supreme Court

Recent News About Arkansas Supreme Court

  • Ark. SC: Cause of action for negligent credentialing doesn't exist

    Brown LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - The Arkansas Supreme Court last week affirmed a ruling in favor of hospital in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

  • Ark. SC rules clerk's signature on summons was valid

    Corbin LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - The Arkansas Supreme Court last week affirmed a lower court's order upholding a default judgment and damages of more than $700,000 in a case hinging on the validity of a circuit clerk's signature.

  • Ark. SC dismisses state lottery appeal over trademarks

    Goodson LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal by the state's Lottery Commission in a lawsuit over certain trademarked phrases.

  • Ark. SC upholds $48 million award against Bayer

    Goodson LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - The Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed Thursday a lower court's judgment awarding nearly $48 million in a case that challenged the state's cap on punitive damages.

  • Ark. SC says city's utility fee is not an illegal tax

    Baker LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a stormwater utility fee, tacked onto city residents' water bills, is not an illegal tax.

  • Ark. SC affirms class certification

    Baker LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - The Arkansas Supreme Court says it found no abuse of discretion in a circuit court's order granting a class certification motion.

  • Ark. SC weighs in on class action case

    Danielson LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - The Arkansas Supreme Court, in a ruling last week, favored a group of plaintiffs who allege car dealers were charging them an illegal fee for preparing certain documents.

  • Ark. SC reverses $3M verdict

    Danielson LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - The Arkansas Supreme Court last week reversed a $3 million jury verdict against a medical testing company.

  • Ark. SC: Insurance lawyer can't represent plumbing company

    Danielson LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's order disqualifying a lawyer from representing a plumbing company.

  • Ark. justice dating class action lawyer

    Henry LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - An Arkansas Supreme Court justice has promised to recuse herself from any cases involving a Texarkana attorney she is dating or his law firm.

  • Ark. SC holds supervisors liable

    Hannah LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled last week that a supervisor can be held personally liable for alleged acts of retaliation prohibited under Arkansas Code.

  • Ten who played in college

    Soccer's World Cup has begun, the NBA Finals are getting tight and baseball is hitting its summer months. It's a great time of year to be an athlete or sports fan, and Legal Newsline presents 10 of the most athletic state attorneys general and state supreme court justices.

  • Bowen to leave Ark. Supreme Court

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline)-Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Bill Bowen is resigning his seat six days after being sworn in, citing health issues.

  • State AGs, supreme courts don't go unnoticed in Hellholes report

    King WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Several state attorneys general and state supreme courts were put under the microscope by the American Tort Reform Foundation in its annual "Judicial Hellholes" report, released Tuesday.

  • Outcome of Nexium suit could give plaintiffs heartburn

    Wills LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - The Arkansas Supreme Court has affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit against AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, deciding that nine plaintiffs haven't suffered any harm because of the company's marketing of Nexium.

  • Second Arkansas justice announces departure

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Annabelle Clinton Imber will leave the high court this year, the governor's office said.

  • Panel calls for Ark. judge's removal

    Willard Proctor Jr. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline)-An embattled Arkansas state judge was recommended Friday for removal from the bench by the state's Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission.

  • Ark. appeals court judge runs for Supreme Court seat

    Courtney Henry LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline)-Arkansas Court of Appeals Judge Courtney Henry says she will run next year for a seat on the state Supreme Court.

  • Arkansas justices hear challenge to no-bid state contracts

    Arkansas Supreme Court justices LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - The Arkansas Supreme Court heard a case Thursday challenging a state law that allows no-bid contracts for buildings worth more than $5 million, excluding the cost of land.

  • Arkansas S.C. rules Check-Cashers Act unconstitutional

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) - The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled the state's Check-Cashers Act of 1999 was unconstitutional because of the triple-digit interest rates it allowed lenders to charge consumers.