17, Sep 2014 - Nursing Home Facing Wrongful Death Suit Claims Charitable Immunity
ARKADELPHIA, AR--A little known Arkansas exemption for charities is a big stumbling block for a family trying to sue over a relative's death. It's called charitable immunity protection and the state supreme court first used it for a hospital taking care of patients for free. While most states have abolished these protections, it still stands in Arkansas and applies to some nursing homes and ...
16, Sep 2014 - Our Community, Our Dollars Appeals to High Court on Saline County Alcohol Vote
A local option ballot question committee, funded by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of Bentonville and Kum & Go of West Des Moines, Iowa, filed an appeal Monday to the Arkansas Supreme Court seeking to allow Saline County residents to vote on legalizing retail alcohol sales in the November general election.
16, Sep 2014 - Overseas trip helped Mickelson shake ârustâ
Former University of Arkansas forward Hunter Mickelson, who hadnât played in a real basketball game â with uniforms, fans and referees â since an SEC Tournament loss to Vanderbilt on March 14, 2013, enthusiastically returned to the court in August. By Gary Bedore
16, Sep 2014 - Filing says court lacks jurisdiction over ballot issue
A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge has no constitutional means to remove a ballot measure referred by the Legislature, Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin wrote in response to a lawsuit by its opponents.
15, Sep 2014 - Little Rock, AR Arkansas men file lawsuit over police encryption
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) â Two brothers have filed a lawsuit accusing the cities of Little Rock and North Little Rock of violating state law by blocking access to police communications. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/VC1emK ) Brandon and Jeremy Mullens filed suit in Pulaski County Circuit Court on Friday. ...
15, Sep 2014 - Little Rock, AR Oral arguments set in Arkansas voter-ID lawsuit
The Arkansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Oct. 2 in the legal challenge over the state's new law requiring voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot.
15, Sep 2014 - Little Rock, AR Arkansas Fire Board Members Say They Missed Irregularities Because Of Lack Of Training
LITTLE ROCK â Members of the Arkansas Fire Protection Licensing Board told a legislative committee on Friday that a lack of training was the reason they did not notice irregularities in the former executive directorâs handling of the boardâs finances.
15, Sep 2014 - Little Rock, AR Justices wonât recuse in same-sex marriage case
LITTLE ROCK â The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a motion calling for any of the justices who plan to seek re-election to recuse from hearing a case challenging the stateâs ban on same-sex marriage.
14, Sep 2014 - Justices weigh in on debt pressers
Out-of-state debt collection agencies must be licensed in Arkansas in order to collect debts here, the state Supreme Court has ruled.
26, Apr 2014 - Little Rock, AR AG files notice of appeal in voter id case; judge asked to recuse
LITTLE ROCK â Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Friday filed notice that he will appeal a Pulaski Circuit judgeâs ruling Thursday that overturned a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.
04, Apr 2014 - Taxing of medical-records copies upheld
LITTLE ROCK â The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld the collection of state sales taxes for copies of a patient's medical records.
03, Apr 2014 - AG to ask court to reconsider drug fine ruling
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he's asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to toss out a $1.2 billion judgment against Johnson & Johnson over the marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal. McDaniel told the Arkansas Code Revision Commission on ...
03, Apr 2014 - Judicial candidates defend their qualifications
LITTLE ROCK â Amid growing questions and lawsuits over Arkansas judicial candidatesâ eligibility for office, two candidates issued statements Thursday asserting their confidence that they meet the qualifications for the offices they seek.
03, Apr 2014 - AG to ask court to reconsider drug fine ruling - NBC40.net
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he's asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to toss out a $1.2 billion judgment against Johnson & Johnson over the marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.
03, Apr 2014 - McDaniel to ask court to reconsider Risperdal ruling
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he's asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to toss out a $1.2 billion judgment against Johnson & Johnson over the marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.
03, Apr 2014 - State highlights: Ark. court reverses $1.2B Medicaid drug judgment; Fla. officials overhauling chil
The Arkansas Supreme Court reversed a $1.2 billion judgment against Johnson & Johnson on Thursday, finding that the state attorney general erred by suing under a law that applied to health care facilities, not drug companies. The judgment, one of the largest in history for a state fraud case, was imposed in 2012 after a jury concluded that Johnson & Johnson had improperly marketed and concealed ...
03, Apr 2014 - Court: Charging tax on medical records legal
LITTLE ROCK â Arkansas law allows patients to be charged a sales tax when they pay a private company to obtain copies of their medical records, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
02, Apr 2014 - Baker resigns from UCA; PAC officer comes forward to clear name
Former senator Gilbert Baker resigned his executive assistant position in the University of Central Arkansas administrative office Wednesday, the university announced in the morning before its Board of Trustees was to meet in an executive session at a scheduled retreat in Mountain View. Asked Tuesday evening in a Freedom of Information Act request to state the specific purpose of Wednesday's ...
01, Apr 2014 - Little Rock, AR UPDATE: State GOP seeks to intervene in lawsuit over voter ID
LITTLE ROCK â Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has shown an âobvious biasâ against Arkansasâ new voter ID law, the state Republican Party claims in a court filing seeking to intervene in a lawsuit stemming from controversy over the law.