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Judge Denies Ecclesia College’s Motion to Dismiss

After former Springdale state representative Micah Neal pleaded guilty to receiving kickbacks from Ecclesia College, three more individuals were indicted on several accounts of wire fraud, mail fraud, and money laundering. Ecclesia is a private institution that has received nearly $700,000 of public taxpayer money through the Arkansas General Improvement Fund. Representative Neal helped to […]

Update on our Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign

Fairview Elementary Students Rock their Anti-Distracted Driving Projects Distracted driving is a national epidemic made worse in recent years by the increased use of technology and mobile devices in vehicles. In the process of changing their music, searching the internet, making phone calls, and texting, drivers cause collisions that can result in serious injuries and […]

Dallas Neurosurgeon Faces Life in Prison after Serial Acts of Medical Malpractice

In a unique case of medical malpractice, a jury indicted Dallas neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch on numerous counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and subsequently convicted him of causing great bodily harm to an elderly woman. In the court proceedings, prosecutors presented evidence of Duntsch committing serial acts of reckless surgical work and malicious […]

Video explains falsehoods behind tort reform

The tort reform movement often turns to the well-known McDonald’s “hot coffee lawsuit” as an example of what it would claim are frivolous personal injury suits that clog up the courts and make people rich for hurting themselves. This is a harmful myth that turns the public against its own interests. The narrative that the […]

Man gets 25 years for leaving the scene and manslaughter charges

Hot Springs, Arkansas resident Brett Alan Emmett was sentenced to more than 25 years of imprisonment after making a guilty plea on Tuesday, January 10 in Garland County Circuit Court. His charges include manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury or death. The convictions relate to a ht and run that resulted in […]

One dead and two hurt in Independence County three-vehicle collision

A three-vehicle collision in Independence County, Arkansas resulted in the death of one individual and the serious injuries of two others. The accident happened around 3 in the afternoon on Tuesday, January 3 along Highway 167 South. The victim was identified as 67-year-old Batesville resident Paul Howard Teague and the injured were identified as 24-year-old Batesville […]

McCutchen & Sexton – The Law Firm files Arkansas Freedom of Information Complaint

has filed an Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (AFOIA) complaint against the Fort Smith School District and the Fort Smith Public Schools Board of Education. In response, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss (MTD) the complaint. The plaintiff, June Bradshaw, disagrees with the MTD and submitted a response through our attorneys. You can see […]

Petsmart Pays for Not Reporting Faulty Fishbowls

Between August 2011 and January 2014, Petsmart received at least 19 reports of fish bowls cracking or shattering from normal use. Serious injuries occurred in 12 of these cases, including severe lacerations and torn tendons that required surgery or stitches. Petsmart sold these fish bowls in their stores from March 2010 through September 2013, for […]

U.S. physicians found to still be overprescribing drugs – study

A new survey among American physicians showed that even when drugs are not necessary for the recuperation of a patient, doctors are still prescribing such treatments. Dr. Amir Qaseem, vice president of clinical policy for the American College of Physicians and chairman of the ACP’s High Value Task Care Force, said physicians might be doing […]

Wal-Mart found not guilty in spare tire fatality

The Los Angeles Superior Court jury in California decided that Bentonville, Arkansas-based retail company Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. was not guilty of any wrongdoing in the death of 55-year-old Lancaster resident William Akins. Akins was killed in a July 24, 2012 rollover accident on state Highway 58 when his spare tire failed. According to Akins’ lawyers, Wal-Mart […]

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