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Purdue Pharma, others seek dismissal of man's opioid marketing suit, alleges claims are 'defective'

Pam Wright Nov. 15, 2017, 8:57am

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – A group of pharmaceutical manufacturers and sellers has moved to dismiss a class action suit filed by a consumer who alleges prescription opioids were fraudulently marketed.

Alcohol retailers challenge Arkansas' permits that allow wine to be sold in grocery stores

Jenie Mallari-Torres Nov. 9, 2017, 8:48am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Controlled beverages retailers in Arkansas are challenging permits that allow grocery stores in the state to sell an expanded selection of wine.

Arkansas man files class action against opioid manufacturers over unjust enrichment allegations

Wadi Reformado Jul. 25, 2017, 11:54am

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – A consumer has filed a suit against several manufactures and/or sellers of prescription opioids over allegations of misrepresentations about the drugs.

Majority of Ark. SC affirms $10K sanction against Little Rock; Hart files strong dissent

Elizabeth Alt Jun. 26, 2017, 10:20am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – On June 8, the Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed a $10,000 fine assessed to the city of Little Rock by a circuit judge.

Ark. SC makes decisions on immunity defense by state employee

Corinne Lincoln-Pinheiro Jun. 23, 2017, 9:55am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled on the appeal of a public official sued by her former employee over racial discrimination allegations.

Ark. SC justice says alternative dispute resolution is 'eroding the cornerstone of our democracy'

Karen Kidd Jun. 12, 2017, 2:15pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – The lone dissenting Arkansas Supreme Court justice in an arbitration case otherwise upheld by the court earlier this month warned against alternative dispute resolution.

Arkansas couple accuse ministries group of fraud

Mike Torres Jun. 5, 2017, 9:17am

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — An Arkansas couple have filed a class action lawsuit against a ministries group, alleging fraud.

Arkansas SC says it can’t rule on attorney’s disqualification due to lack of hearing transcript

Jessica Karmasek May 15, 2017, 2:18pm

Billy Ray Brocato, doing business as Splash Pool and Spa, filed a complaint against the Helena Country Club in September 2015, alleging claims of breach of contract and a violation of the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, or ADTPA.

Accident victim gets new trial in Arkansas amid allegations of defense misconduct

Carrie Salls May 15, 2017, 9:57am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – A case related to back injuries allegedly sustained in an automobile accident is headed for a new trial following a ruling made by the Supreme Court of Arkansas on May 11.

Ark. SC not yet considering appeal in wrongful death lawsuit

Tabitha Fleming Apr. 10, 2017, 11:57am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – The Arkansas Supreme Court on March 16 vacated a Court of Appeals decision, ruling it did not have jurisdiction to hear an appeal in a wrongful death lawsuit that involved Baptist Health Medical Center.

Arkansas SC justice criticizes peers for eroding plaintiff's constitutional rights

John Myers Apr. 4, 2017, 11:36am

An Arkansas Supreme Court justice, in a recent dissenting opinion, said she worries her peers have contributed to a trend that is eroding a citizen's constitutional right to a trial by jury.

Arkansas bill seeks to cap compensation levels for attorneys, clients

Christopher Knoll Mar. 14, 2017, 8:54am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – Changes have been proposed to the compensation levels for attorneys and clients in jury trials, the maximum amounts of awardable damage rewards as well as limits to the power of the State Supreme Court.

Ark. police, firefighters notch important win in class action

Nicholas Gueguen Feb. 28, 2017, 11:59am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Arkansas on Feb. 16 decided to uphold a Faulkner County Circuit Court certified a class of Conway police and firefighters who are seeking salary increases.

Arkansas attorney general alleges NuCold Refrigeration violated consumer protection laws

Mark Iandolo Jan. 11, 2017, 10:20am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced a consumer-protection lawsuit Dec. 21 against Morrilton-based NuCold Refrigeration Inc. and its owner, Jerry Collins of Plumerville. NuCold also conducts business under the names RV Fridge House and RV Icebox.

Arkansas targets Capital Credit Solutions, alleges violations of multiple state laws

Mark Iandolo Jan. 10, 2017, 9:39am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced a consumer-protection lawsuit Dec. 21 against Florida-based Capital Credit Solutions Inc. and Willie J. McKenzie for allegations of deceiving consumers in the state about their credit repair services.

Arkansas attorney general targets multiple automotive retailers for alleged deception

Mark Iandolo Jan. 4, 2017, 9:09am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced a consumer protection lawsuit Dec. 17 against multiple automotive retailers and their owners and officers for allegations of violating the state’s Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

Arkansas targets United Networks of America in consumer protection lawsuit

Mark Iandolo Jan. 4, 2017, 9:00am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced a consumer-protection lawsuit Dec. 20 against Louisiana-based United Networks of America Inc. (UNA).

Adobe Systems pays penalty, agrees to update security measures after alleged data breach

Mark Iandolo Nov. 18, 2016, 11:32am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — Adobe Systems Inc. has agreed to resolve claims related to a 2013 data breach, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced Nov. 11.

Delaware case of missing money heads to Supreme Court

Mark Iandolo Oct. 14, 2016, 10:31am

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an original action case against the state of Delaware, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced.

Multiple states seek to join Arkansas' action against Delaware over MoneyGram funds

Mark Iandolo Sep. 27, 2016, 11:39am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has notified the U.S. Supreme Court that attorneys general from California, Iowa, Maryland, Oregon, Washington and the commonwealth of Virginia seek to join Arkansas’ complaint against Delaware.