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174 ABA Journal Arkansas articles.

Claims of corruption by Wal-Mart in Mexico fizzle; Delaware court nixes shareholder suit

What once appeared to be a significant, multi-pronged probe of claimed widespread corruption concerning Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s Mexico operations has fizzled.

A three-year federal probe, while still ongoing, has determined…

Lawyer admits taking $100K in his law firm’s funds, gives up law license

An Arkansas lawyer has given up his law license in Arkansas and Oklahoma after acknowledging he converted more than $100,000 of law firm funds to his own use.

Lawyer Michael…

Nude photos of defendants at judge’s home a ‘turning point’ in resignation decision, official says

A part-time Arkansas judge facing a legal ethics case over accusations that he offered to reduce sentences in exchange for sexual favors has decided to resign, at the suggestion of…

Federal judge plans to sanction 16 lawyers for ‘gamesmanship’ and ‘forum shopping’

After issuing a show-cause order earlier this year, a federal judge has now lowered the boom.

In a Thursday decision, Chief U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III announced that he…

FBI to help authorities access iPhone and iPad of suspects in slaying of Arkansas couple

A successful attempt by the FBI to access the encrypted iPhone of a man responsible for a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, may be just the beginning of a…

Judge who reduced verdict from $5M to $1M, expecting campaign gift, gets 10 years in bribe case

A former Arkansas judge was sentenced Thursday to a maximum 10-year prison term for admittedly reducing a jury verdict in the expectation of a contribution to his planned campaign for…

Lawyer’s suit seeks declaratory judgment that he shoved state treasurer in self-defense

An Arkansas lawyer has sued the state treasurer on his own behalf, seeking a declaratory judgment that he acted in self-defense when he shoved the official at a deposition in…

Found delinquent in fatal school shootings, both perps sought or got guns after release at age 21

Two men found delinquent as juveniles in what was then one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history were confined for less than 10 years before being released on…

Judge is charged in hot-car death of his toddler son

An Arkansas judge is facing a misdemeanor charge of negligent homicide for the July 24 hot-car death of his 17-month old son.

Prosecutors charged Judge Wade Naramore of Garland…

Scammed law firm sues insurer for lost money

An Arkansas law firm has sued its insurer in a bid to recover nearly $100,000 lost to a scammer.

The suit filed by Watts Donovan & Tilley against Valley Forge…

Lawyer’s own view of ‘train wreck’ performance doesn’t justify resentencing, top state court says

An Arkansas judge should not have granted a new sentencing hearing for a death-row inmate based on his lawyer’s concession that his performance in the trial’s last phase was “a…

New ethics complaint: Judge paid lawyers appearing before him, offered defendant $300 for nude pose

An Arkansas judge accused of offering to reduce court fines in exchange for sex is facing new allegations.

An amended complaint (PDF) alleges Judge Joseph Boeckmann Jr. of Wynne…

Did lawyers use federal court as a ‘bargaining chip’? Irked judge schedules sanctions hearing

A federal judge has scheduled a Feb. 19 hearing to consider whether to sanction lawyers who dropped a federal case and refiled it in Arkansas state court with a proposed…

Arkansas judge is accused of offering ‘substitutionary sentences’ followed by sexual proposals

An ethics complaint accuses an Arkansas judge of inviting male offenders to report for “substitutionary sentences” at his home, where he then solicited sexual relations in exchange for reduced court…

Federal judge nixes attorney-owned nativity display on courthouse lawn

A federal judge in Arkansas has ruled that a 40-year tradition of displaying a nativity scene on the Baxter County courthouse lawn is unconstitutional.

For years, the nativity scene has…

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