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Arkansas Contempt Law
 
Brenda A. Browning v. David Browning

Appellant Brenda Browning appeals from the December 8, 2010 order, which amended a prior order of the court setting child support. The December 2010 order reduced David’s child-support obligation to $139 per week, made the reduction retroactive to the date David filed his petition for reduction of child support, and resulted in David’s having an over $8,000 credit against future child-support ... More...   $0 (11-16-2011 - AR)

Eric French v. Barbara French

The circuit court in this divorce case entered a post-decree order that 1) directed appellant Eric French to pay certain debts; 2) awarded appellee Barbara French a survivor annuity option under Mr. French’s federal pension; and 3) awarded Mrs. French $7090 in attorney fees. For reversal, Mr. French argues that the circuit court erred in all three rulings.

We find no error and affirm.
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Marty Kilman v. Catherine L. Kennard

This one-brief appeal stems from the acrimonious relationship between appellant Marty Kilman and appellee Catherine Kennard, the parents of a daughter, E.K., born May 22, 2004. The Cleburne County Circuit Court held Kilman in contempt of court and sentenced him to 180 days in jail, with all but thirty days suspended. Kennard was also held in contempt and sentenced to forty-five days, with all but ... More...   $0 (06-22-2011 - AR)

Betty Tiner v. William Joe "Bill" Tiner

Appellant Betty Tiner entered into a property settlement agreement with her exhusband, appellee William Joe (“Bill”) Tiner, whereby Bill agreed to pay Betty $400,000 in a lump-sum payment in exchange for Betty’s one-half interest in real property and assets belonging to the couple’s business, Benton Transmission. When Bill failed to pay the lump sum, Betty moved for and was granted a writ ... More...   $0 (06-29-2011 - AR)

Daniel Hearne v. Diane Banks

This case concerning the ownership of certain real property in Fort Smith is before us for the third time.1 Appellants Daniel Hearne and his wife Debora Hearne claimed an interest in this property by virtue of two deeds, one from Daniel Hearne’s mother, and the other from David Banks, the former husband of appellee Diane Banks. The circuit court held that the deed from Hearne’s mother failed f... More...   $0 (09-16-2009 - AR)

Ross Parkhurst v. Chad Belt

Ross and Amy Parkhurst, the adoptive father and biological mother of H.P., a minor child, asserted claims as next friend against Chad Belt, H.P.'s biological father, for outrage and battery based on Belt's alleged sexual abuse of H.P. After a jury trial, judgment was entered in favor of the Parkhursts for $250,000 in compensatory damages and $750,000 in punitive damages.1 Belt appeals, arguing tha... More...   $0 (06-09-2009 - AR)

Todd Sturgill v. UPS

Todd Sturgill was a full-time package car driver for United Parcel Service (UPS) at its Center in Springdale, Arkansas. UPS terminated Sturgill when he refused to complete his route on December 17, 2004, because working past sundown on a Friday would violate his beliefs as a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Sturgill commenced this action, claiming that UPS discriminated ag... More...   $0 (01-15-2008 - AR)

Larry A. Bradshaw and Judith E. Bradshaw v. C.D. Stice and Mary Stice

Appellants Larry and Judith Bradshaw appeal from an order finding that appellees had an easement that fully extended to a road and that appellants were in contempt of a previous order for blocking the easement. Appellants contend on appeal that the trial court's decision regarding the extent of the easement was in error and that the trial court erred in its finding of contempt. We affirm.... More...   $0 (12-12-2007 - AR)

Frank A. Bailey, Jr. et al. v. Delta Trust & Bank, et al.

This appeal involves the interpretation of a trust agreement. This court assumed jurisdiction of the appeal because it also requires us to consider the proper manner for determining the amount of a supersedeas bond pursuant to Ark. R. Civ. P. 62(d). Our jurisdiction is therefore proper under Ark. Sup. Ct. R. 1-2(b)(6).

On August 9, 1989, Frank A. Bailey, Sr. ("Bailey") executed a revocabl... More...   $0 (11-19-2004 - AR)

Terra International, Inc. v. Tommy Robinson, et al.

Tommy F. Robinson and his co-defendants (collectively, "Appellants") seek review of two orders issued by the District Court in this suit to collect payment under a defaulted promissory note. We affirm both decisions. 1The Honorable George Howard, Jr., United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas.

Appellants first claim the District Court1 erred by failing to recuse f... More...   $0 (11-04-2004 - AR)

Arkansas Insurance Department and Mike Pickens, Insurance Commissioner v. Darryl E. Baker.

Appellants, the Arkansas Insurance Department and Mike Pickens, Insurance Commissioner, appeal the denial of a motion for summary judgment and denial of a motion for a protective order based upon a finding that the correspondence in question was a public record. The trial court ordered that an unredacted copy of the public record be provided to appellee, Darryl Baker, the president of the Arkansas... More...   $0 (06-24-2004 - AR)

Geraldine Davis v. Mike Huckabee

Appellants, five members of the Phillips County, Arkansas, Quorum Court ("QC") appeal the district court's grant of summary judgment for defendants, various Arkansas state and county officials. Appellants' federal civil rights and constitutional claims arose from their four-day incarceration for refusing to vote in favor of an ordinance that would have referred a tax initiative to Phillips ... More...   $0 (01-20-2004 - AR)

Lake View School District No. 25 of Phillips County et al. v. Honorable Mike Huckabee et al.

Lake View School District No. 25 et al. has filed a Motion for Writ of Prohibition, Injunctive Relief, Escrow of Public Funds, and Motion for Contempt. The mandate in this case was dated and issued January 1, 2004.

We direct the parties in this case to file responses and simultaneous briefs by Thursday, January 15, 2004. We will hear oral arguments on this matter, twenty minutes to a side, o... More...   $0 (01-08-2004 - AR)

In Re: Kenneth George Fuchs.

On December 19, 2002, we issued an order for Kenneth George Fuchs to appear before this court at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, January 23, 2003. The purpose of our order was for Mr. Fuchs to show cause why he should not be held in contempt for willfully disobeying orders issued by this court's Committee on Professional Conduct on September 3, 2002.

Mr. Fuchs appeared before this court on January 23,... More...   $0 (01-30-2003 - AR)

Gina DeLuca v. Bobby Stapleton

1. Parent & child -- child custody -- "clearly erroneous" standard. -- In cases involving child custody and related matters, the appellate court reviews the case de novo but does not reverse the findings of the trial court unless it is shown that they are clearly erroneous or clearly against the preponderance of the evidence; a finding is clearly erroneous when, although there is evidence to suppo... More...   $0 (09-18-2002 - AR)

Ron Davenport et ux. v. Tyrone Lee, M.D. et al.

Appellants Ron and Ramona Davenport filed a motion to stay, or in the alternative to recall, the mandate issued by this court in Davenport v. Lee, 348 Ark. 148, ___ S.W.3d ___ (2002). There, this court held that a pro se complaint filed by a non-attorney personal representative in a wrongful-death action was a nullity and thus affirmed the trial court's dismissal of Appellants' action.

On A... More...   $0 (05-30-2002 - AR)

 
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